News & Updates

Find the latest news and updates on the Royal Rangers program, as well as an archive of past updates, right here. These items are also distributed regularly via Rangers NOW, the official national Royal Rangers e-mail newsletter. To get the latest news on our children's ministry partners visit Kidmin.ag.org.

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Making Merits Interactive

Boys need activity and learn best in an environment rich with hands-on activities and student participation. Every Royal Rangers meeting must, therefore, be a place where boys are given the opportunity to learn by interactive means and to be directly involved in a variety of physical activities. Consider these suggestions for making your weekly Royal Rangers meetings a fun, hands-on experience for boys.

Camp Eagle Rock Has a New Bridge

April 27, 2017 is a date that will in infamy at Camp Eagle Rock. Torrential downpours and subsequent 100-year flooding pounded our camp. After the flood waters subsided, three bridges were completely lost, including the bridge leading to the south end of the camp and the amphitheater. Without this bridge, Camporama 2020 would not be possible. What was Camp Eagle Rock to do?

Training Updates & 2020 Training Schedule

Training is underway for the new year, and we’ve already had one successful WCO in the South Central region. Check out the entire list of camps that is also posted on the website. This article also includes new books added to the OLT and OLAL tracks and updates to the restriction level of continuous learning awards.

Royal Rangers on a Holy Land Adventure

Have you found yourself reading the stories of the Bible and imagining what the landscape, people, and locations would have looked like? Do you find yourself picturing what the Valley of Elah would have looked like with the Philistines on one side and the Israelites on the other as Goliath stepped out of his ranks and challenged someone to meet him for a fight? What if you didn’t have to imagine any more?

Take Care of Your Spouse

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away. For many couples, February 14 is their chance to express or show their love for their spouse. Why are you only doing this on a greeting card holiday? Expressions of love, honor, and appreciation should be an all year affair.

The Value of Gender-Specific Ministry Mentoring in Kidmin

Gender-specific mentoring can be a critical component in any healthy discipling relationship. While I wholeheartedly believe we can be discipled by the opposite gender, I also believe that if you’re a man, it’s important to learn from other men (and vice versa). I believe the importance of gender-specific ministry is greatest in the area of children’s ministry.

Training Updates

As you read this, you may be preparing for a Thanksgiving feast. Then, we move onto the happiest time of the year, the celebration of the birth of our Savior. With the holidays upon us, I wanted to keep this article rather lite. So, we only have three training updates: new book for OLT, CLE ribbons, and new WCO events.

The Power of Team

Historically, bad guys come in groups, and good guys work alone. Superman, Batman, and the Lone Ranger fought off groups of villains with their skill alone. While they may have had a sidekick, they most certainly didn’t run into battle as a part of a team.

Camporama Video Contest

Share your story about your preparations for National Camporama and win a late-night pool party.

All I Want for Christmas: Camporama

When fall changes to winter, children begin dreaming of the wonders of Christmas. For some, this involves an annual Christmas program at church. Others dream of the annual visit to grandma’s house. Who are we kidding, they, of course, dream of what could be under the tree bearing their names.

Re-Think Outpost Structure

One of the most appealing aspects of the Royal Rangers program is its flexibility and adaptability. Churches currently engaged in Royal Rangers ministries represent significant diversity in size, facilities, budget, and leadership structure. Churches of any size and budget can provide an effective Royal Rangers ministry by applying the principles of the program to the context of their church and community. But in order to identify a program format that meets the unique needs of your church and community it may be necessary to re-think the way you do Royal Rangers.

Mark Your Calendar - Cyber Monday

Each year there are different items marked down for the big weekend. What might the best deals be this year?

Catapult700 Project Report

The Catapult700 project is delivering exciting results in the "Swahili Zone" of East Africa. Check out the article to see how your missions offerings to Master’s Toolbox are impacting an entire region for Christ.

The Royal Rangers Discipleship Model

For over 50 years, the Royal Rangers program has provided churches with an effective process for reaching boys and discipling them into Christlike manhood. During this time, Royal Rangers program has adapted in order to provide churches with a boys’ ministry option that meets the changing needs and interests of their boys. However, two aspects of the Royal Rangers program have never changed—our mentoring mission and our ministry model.

Lost Then Found

Johnathan, had made some decisions that were impetuous and flawed. He declared to his family and friends that he was an atheist, and he was loud and proud of this fact. In Johnathan’s mind, anyone who didn’t agree with his worldview lacked intelligence and an ability to think clearly. How did a kid like this end up in the middle of South Texas at Junior Leadership Development Academy?

Camporama Travel Fun

You signed up to attend Camporama, and now you are on a bus with 25 people for the next 12 hours. What do you do now? Did you really think this part through? Then, the outpost coordinator announces that the first stop on the journey will be shortly after lunch to visit a national park. That’s right. I remember the leader talking about making fun stops on the way there and back.

Four Steps to Keeping Boys Safe

Every week churches across the nation bring men and boys together around fun activities to grow in Christlike manhood, learn new skills, and become a community where men and boys can explore and apply their God-given talents and abilities in building the kingdom of God. To guarantee this process is fulfilled, it is essential that every church and outpost take the essential steps necessary to ensure the safety of every boy participating.

NSSP and NRA Ambassador

As the end of the year approaches, National Girls Ministries (NGM) and Royal Rangers have another competition. Which team will raise the most money for its respective missions project? Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in Master’s Toolbox giving as outposts and districts have caught the vision for reaching others.

Hot New Focus in Danger of Cooling Down National Director

Every week churches across the nation bring men and boys together around fun activities to grow in Christlike manhood, learn new skills, and become a community where men and boys can explore and apply their God-given talents and abilities in building the kingdom of God. To guarantee this process is fulfilled, it is essential that every church and outpost take the essential steps necessary to ensure the safety of every boy participating.

Next Three Months in Training

So, what remains for 2019 and early 2020? We have six training events from October through January.

Royal Rangers Week: Oct 6-12, 2019

National Royal Rangers Week is a great time to help the people in your church learn more about who we are and what happens during your outpost meetings. For Royal Rangers leaders, ministry happens every week. However, those who aren’t involved or who have kids involved don’t know what you do or that this vital ministry to next generation men even exists.

Camporama20 at 2016 Pricing?

We are offering a 2016 Carryover Price option for Camporama 2020. This pricing provides a per person cost of $295 for currently registered (chartered) outposts through 11:59 p.m. CST on October 31, 2019.

Introducing Our New National Outreach Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Marvin “Sarge” Summers has been approved by the Assemblies of God leadership as the new national outreach coordinator.

History and Future of Chartering

In 1962, a new ministry was launched. Chartering became the model to help fund the development and operations of Royal Rangers. Today, chartering, which is a prevalent concept in our culture, is still the model. Will that change in the future?

Leadership Merit Update 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to make the Royal Rangers program more suitable for churches of any size, an important change has been made to the way in which leadership merits may be earned.

Camporama Fundraising: Sprint to the Finish

Camporama is one of the biggest events a Royal Ranger will attend as a boy. In addition to vacations, sports or school trips, or missions trips, it is one more thing a family has to budget. BGMC director, David Boyd, shares some great ideas to raise money for Camporama.

Training: What if?

Plato said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." What happens when you know what you want to do, but there is not a structure or procedure in place to accomplish the goal. This is the issue the Northwest region faced, and the solution was to host a combined NRMC/NEEC.

Let's Spread the Word About National Camporama!

Camporama will be here before you know it. That’s why we’ve started early in spreading the word and getting people registered. Here’s what you need to know today for a low-stress Camporama planning cycle.

National Training for the 3rd Quarter of 2019

Although for many, summer is a time to take a break; however, four of our districts have said, “No way! Let’s do more training!” Find out what training is available in your area in the 3rd quarter.

Introducing Our New FCF National Coordinator

We are excited to announce that John W. Hembree has been approved by the Assemblies of God leadership as the new Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship national coordinator. He has served as the interim coordinator since July 2018 when the national coordinator, Paul Walters, passed away suddenly.

National Shooting Sports Program

I am excited about the new items coming out for Royal Rangers. We have new garments, new promotional items, and new awards and recognition items. This promises to be one of the most extensive new releases of Royal Rangers products in quite some time.

Volunteer at Camporama, Where Do I Start?

The success of this event depends in large part on our volunteers. There are several options for being a volunteer at Camporama. So, when you ask the question “Where do I start?”

Build a Church through the Tabernacle Project

In 2019 and 2020, Royal Rangers will be building churches all around the world through the BGMC Master's Toolbox Tabernacle Project.

New Leader Manual Now Available

The new 2019 Royal Rangers Leader Manual is now available for purchase from My Healthy Church, featuring new content such as the Royal Rangers discipleship model, the Patrol System Matrix, and our revised seven methods.

Bible Merit Update 2019

A new update to the manner in which boys may earn credit for Bible merits and Spirit Challenge awards now provides greater flexibility for outposts.

Next Three Months in Training

National training events are conducted throughout the year at various locations across the country. The following link provides a summary of national training events available over the next three months.

Camporama 2020 & Carryover Price from 2016

Don't miss out on the lowest registration rate for National Camporama 2020.

Come Join Us for LEAD19

The 2019 National Royal Rangers Conference will be held in Dayton, Ohio in March. Come join us as we discuss the latest developments in Royal Rangers.

New Products for 2019

We are glad to announce that several new Royal Rangers products are coming out on MyHealthyChurch.com.

Leader Training Award Applications Process

Follow these steps to insure a smoother leader training award applications process.

Catapult 700 Recap

The BGMC 2017 & 2018 Master's Toolbox Catapult700 project is now finished. Celebrate with us all that God has done through this important missions effort.

Training Schedule for 2019

The training schedule for 2019 is now available and this new year has shaped up to be another banner year of training. If you are still debating about when to register, register early to let us know you are planning to attend.

Web Site Transition Now Complete

The transition from the old web site to the new site is now complete and live at RoyalRangers.com.

Whoever Takes the Son Takes it All

Consider using this message during a devotion time in a weekly meeting or during an event.

Hybrid NEEC in Albuquerque

A National Elementary Education Conference in Albuquerque followed a new format for this type of training event. Take a look at this article to learn more.

Let the Adventure Continue

Experienced leaders realize that one of the most appealing aspects of Royal Rangers is the activities they enjoy outside the weekly meeting. Meetings are important and form the backbone of any Royal Rangers program, but a consistent program of diverse activities will bring energy and excitement to an outpost like nothing else.

History Patch Set

A special set of patches are being issued to fund the creation of a museum at Camp Eagle Rock to house artifacts relating to the history of Royal Rangers.

Remembering Paul Walters

In July of 2018, Paul "Grey Owl" Walters, National FCF President, went home to be with the Lord. His passing will forever be a loss to the Royal Rangers ministry but we look forward to the day when we will see him again on resurrection morning!

National FCF Rendezvous Review

The 2018 National FCF Rendezvous was a great success. Start planning now for Rendezvous 2020.

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