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Qualifications for Leaders

Every Royal Rangers leader plays a vital role in helping boys develop into Christlike manhood.  It is, therefore, essential that all leaders display consistent Christlike character and practices in their daily lives.  Royal Rangers leaders must consistently display the following attributes:

  1. Is a born-again Christian, well-grounded in the Word of God
  2. Is loyal to the church, supporting the lead pastor’s vision
  3. Possesses habits and ideals that are above reproach
  4. Has a heart for ministering to boys and enjoys working with them
  5. Has a consistent testimony in daily Christian living
  6. Is capable of leading and delegating authority
  7. Possesses good judgment
  8. Accepts and fulfills responsibility
  9. Commands the respect of other men
  10. Cooperates with the programs and ministries of the church, submitting to those in authority
  11. Is prepared to take Royal Rangers leadership training
  12. Is at least 21 years old to serve as an outpost coordinator or group leader (commander) or at least 18 years old to serve as an assistant leader

The National Royal Rangers Ministries strongly recommends that:

  1. All persons should be screened before serving as a Royal Rangers leader. Screening should include, at a minimum:
    • A criminal background check including a national criminal file and a 50-state sex offender registry search.
    • At least two references, preferably from churches or other child-serving institutions in which an applicant has worked with minors.
  2. Every Royal Rangers outpost should implement a "two-adult" policy prohibiting individual boys to be alone, and unsupervised, with a single leader.
  3. A "six month" policy requiring persons to have been a member of the church for a minimum of six months before being considered for serving as a volunteer Royal Rangers leader.

Additional specific leadership requirements for local groups are determined by the pastor and the church's leadership team. Each church is responsible for screening and approving adult leaders who work with minors.

Please see also our Commitment to Biblical Standards of Sexual Morality for additional information on leadership qualifications in Royal Rangers.