We are all too familiar how the devastation of COVID-19 has touched every one of us in one way or another. Loss of employment, loss of loved ones, emptying savings accounts, and the list goes on. Here is a review of the past year and half considering COVID-19 from a national training perspective.
If you are pursuing Organizational Leader Training (OLT) levels, then this article is a must read. There were important changes to the course work for ministerial credentialing that precipitated changes to the OLT advancements. Even if you are not pursuing credentialing, this article is still a must read for you.
A new book has been added to the reading list for the Organizational Leader Training track. Maybe you recently read this book that you can count toward your next OLT level. Also, if you are planning to attend a national training event this year, look here for an entire list of training events and dates.
You might be thinking, “Wait, didn’t I just read an article like this a few months ago?” Indeed, you did. The national training office has leveraged the time when the normal training schedule was interrupted to make critical updates to several our trainings. Read this article to see what updates are being made to Ranger Safety and the release schedule.
While the pandemic caused multiple national training events to be cancelled or postponed and the postponement of Camporama until July 2022, it created a void that allowed Ranger Basics to be completely overhauled. Ranger Basics (RB) is now Ranger Foundations (RF).
While the topics covered in this booklet continue to be relevant to parents and leaders today, the content has now become dated and does not reflect the most current material available. Current standards for safety and the protection of boys within the outpost can now be found in Chapter 27 of the Royal Rangers Leader Manual.
Whenever I see an “Under Construction” sign on my way to work, my heart sinks just a little, and I begin asking myself questions. What will this construction cost me in terms of traffic delays, undue road debris, and list goes on? When will it be opened back up? However, I also know that same sign represents progress, enhancement, and quite possibly an improved path to work.
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.
Do you have trouble recruiting and retaining new leaders for Royal Rangers? What if you had a short introduction that ended with the new leader meeting with the pastor to hear his heart for Royal Rangers at your church? Check out the OLO as an easy way to onboard a new leader.
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.
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.
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.