Other than the direct program delivery leadership roles in the Troop and the position of Troop Chaplain, all other leadership positions on the Troop committee and at the Area, Regional, and National levels may be filled by female leaders. Also, women can serve as Trail Guides to deliver the program at the elementary level. Starting at the later elementary age level, boys begin to benefit from male leadership and mentorship as they start to formulate their masculine identity. For this reason, the direct program leaders for middle and high school aged boys in Trail Life USA will be males.