General News

Trail of the Saber - Covid-19 Response

As you are all so aware of, the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our Royal Rangers national training and events as well as district training and events. The Trail of the Saber is not left unscathed during this pandemic fallout. Read this article to find out the national office’s response.

National Weekly Prayer Meeting

Royal Rangers leaders, you have a mission! Join us as we pray for our nation, Royal Rangers, our churches, and our fellow leaders.

Only a Test

Before God delivered Israel from the Midianites, He gathered and army of willing fighters. Then, He tested them to reveal both their faith and their aptitude. Days like the ones we are going through right now will do the same for us.

The Biblical Basis for Ministry to Boys

Years ago, our national leadership of the Assemblies of God realized the need to provide a ministry that would appeal to the unique interests of boys and provide churches with a platform to “reach, teach, and keep” the next generation of boys for Christ. The product of that realization was the Royal Rangers program.

The Adventure Continues...Remotely!

Due to COVID-19 closures, traditional forms of Royal Rangers meetings and activities were cancelled. However, creative outpost leaders have been finding ways to stay engaged with their boys and continue the process of developing Christlike manhood through online meetings or in-home activities with parents.

Friends of the NRA Grants

Have you even wished you had money to either get BB guns, bows, targets, or other shooting sports equipment for your church? I don’t know of one outpost that doesn’t need money for something to enhance their ministry to boys. Well, instead of spending months and months raising funds through multiple events, why not try writing a grant proposal to get the money.

Staff Spotlight: Introducing the New Northwest Region Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Stephen Hackler (Southern Idaho district) has been approved by the Assemblies of God leadership as the new Northwest region coordinator.

Master's Toolbox Update on Catapult700

If you have been wondering what the funds have been doing that you raised for the Catpult700 project, here is our latest update. Read the exciting things happening at the East Africa Training Center and the progress of the translation project.

National Camporama Postponed

Due to the current global pandemic resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 National Camporama has been postponed for this year.

Remote Rangers Resources Now Available

In response to the global pandemic currently underway resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting quarantines currently in place across the nation, the Royal Rangers national office has provided a series of optional resources for families and outposts to use with their boys to enable them to continue participating in Royal Rangers remotely at home until regular outpost meetings can be resumed.

Resources for Working with Boys with Special Needs

Are you ready to welcome a boy with special needs into your class? There are a couple of great new resources available for any children’s worker. One is a training resources, and the other is a Facebook group.

Camporama FCF Village

Camporama is just around the corner. The Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship is making plans to celebrate this monumental event. The village will take on the look and feel of a frontier camp with all the color and excitement of a rendezvous. All the residents, activities, and demonstrations in the Village will give the feel of a pre-1840 encampment. Come and experience the spirit of brotherhood and community that we share within the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Web Site Transition Now Complete

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

Whoever Takes the Son Takes it All

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

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.

Chartering & Tithing

Just as tithing supports the work of the local church, chartering funds the Royal Rangers ministry.

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