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Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) is a special program of Royal Rangers that provides men and boys with additional opportunities to develop specialized outdoor skills based on the lore and traditions of the early American frontiersmen. FCF members participate in special events like Rendezvous where frontier skills are demonstrated and practiced. Competitions are included that promote the development of these skills and reflect the excitement, color, and flair of frontier America.

FCF Symbol

Purpose of FCF

The threefold purpose of FCF is to:

  • Inspire brotherhood amoung our members
  • Promote personal development through advancment and training
  • Provide valable service to Royal Rangers and beyond

Additional details on the purpose of FCF can be found in the FCF Handbook (item #020540).

FCF Pledge

"I share with you the warmth and glow of this campfire. These crimson flames are a symbol of our fellowship and adventures in camping. I promise to share with you the warmth of Christian friendship and with others the light of my Christian testimony. I promise to keep alive the spirit of FCF in my personal life and to observe at all times the principles of Royal Rangers."

FCF Motto

"To Give and to Serve" (In Latin: Ad Dare Servire)

FCF Symbol

The blazing campfire is the offical symbol of FCF, demonstrated through the warmth of Christian love, the light of personal witness, and the usefulness of dedicated service. The FCF symbol includes five logs which represent the five elements that are essential to keeping alive the spirit of FCF. Every FCF member is encouraged to:

  • Demonstrate Courage
  • Pursue Achievement
  • Develop Friendships
  • Practice Leadership
  • Display Woodsmanship


FCF symbol descriptions


Membership Requirements

FCF membership is open to all men and boys who meet the following requirements for Frontiersman status.

Requirement Category Requirements for BOYS Requirements for LEADERS
Age/Time Be at least 11 years of age AND a graduate of the 5th grade Be at least 18 years of age
Evaluation Complete a Frontier Adventure Complete a Frontier Adventure
Participation Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost and be recommended for membership by the Outpost Coordinator and your Pastor

Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost and be recommended for membership by the Outpost Coordinator and your Pastor

Be in good standing in your church, regularly practicing a Christlike lifestyle.

Advancement & Training Be a recipient of the Discovery Rangers Gold Eagle award, Adventure Rangers Bronze Medal, or Expedition Rangers E1 award. Earn the Ready and Safety levels of the Outpost Leader Advancement Levels of training.

Buckskin and Wilderness membership levels may be attained by meeting additional requirements as described in the FCF Handbook (item #020540). Contact your district for information on Frontier Adventures in your area. Additional information on FCF can be found at