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The four GOLD points represent the four ways a boy grows.  The Royal Rangers program has been designed to help boys grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially, following the example of Jesus Christ in Luke 2:52.

The four RED points represent the four core beliefs of the Church: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming.

The eight BLUE points represent the eight points of the Royal Rangers Code: Alert, Clean, Honest, Courageous, Loyal, Courteous, Obedient, and Spiritual.

Our Core Principles

Royal Rangers is defined by our core principles.  These principles are represented in our pledge, code, motto, and emblem.

Our Pledge

With God’s help, I will do my best to serve God, my church, and my fellowman; to live by the Ranger Code; to make the Golden Rule my daily rule.

Our Code

A Royal Ranger is:

  • ALERT - He is mentally, physically, and spiritually alert.
  • CLEAN - He is clean in body, mind, and speech.
  • HONEST - He does not lie, cheat, or steal.
  • COURAGEOUS - He is brave in spite of danger, criticism, or threats.
  • LOYAL - He is faithful to his church, family, outpost, and friends.
  • COURTEOUS - He is polite, kind, and thoughtful.
  • OBEDIENT - He obeys his parents, leaders, and those in authority.
  • SPIRITUAL - He prays, reads his Bible, and witneses.

 Our Motto


Meaning of Motto:  Ready for anything! Ready to work, play, serve, worship, live, and obey God’s Word.

The Royal Rangers Emblem

The design of the Royal Rangers Emblem is based on the points of a compass. This is to remind us to direct our attention toward Jesus. Move your mouse over the emblem to find the meaning of the points and their colors.

Our Mentoring METHODS

Boys will be boys! They are God-designed to be assertive, competitive, and energetic. Our experienced mentors provide needed guidance, discipline, and structure, using the methods described below.


Our mentors are committed to insuring friendship charges our ministry atmosphere. Boys develop lifelong friends in Royal Rangers and meet wholesome men, who will affirm them and who they can look up to.


Royal Rangers is about hands-on adventure and side-by-side relationship building. It's how boys learn and relate best. Beyond the fun, boys discover they have what it takes to be men as they spend time with mentors outdoors, in the gym, at the computer, on the service project site, or on the stage. Royal Rangers provides boys with fun activities in five areas of interest, which we refer to as our "core competencies":  Outdoor Activities, Sports, Trade Skills, Technologies, and Arts.  Many activities in Royal Rangers involve earning merits, which are awards based on the development of skills in one or more of these core areas.  A complete list of the merits used in Royal Rangers can be found on the Royal Rangers’ Merit Index page.

Advancement System

In Royal Rangers, boys and young men are challenged to embark on an adventure that requires them to participate actively. It is a spiritual journey that will forge their character and maximize their leadership potential. To the uneducated eye, boys are just learning survival skills in the wilderness, playing sports, producing a music video, repairing the home of an elderly person, etc., but in the process, our mentors are intentional about laying biblical foundations of sexual expression, worldview, culture, manhood, and leadership. By awarding merit badges, boys are guided on a measurable, personal, and spiritual growth process. (They think they are just having fun, so let's keep that our secret!)  (More)

Interactive Learning

Personal development in Royal Rangers is all about hands-on fun and getting dirty! Boys learn by hearing, seeing, doing, and when appropriate, teaching others. It's learning by doing.


Boys want to belong! Royal Rangers gives young men who want to band together to serve Christ wholeheartedly that place of belonging and an image and identity of which to be proud.  (More)

Patrol System

Young men want to influence and try their wings. Guys-only small groups allow boys to have fun together, share responsibility for leadership, learn teamwork, and grow spiritually.

Service & Ministry Outreach

"It's not all about me!" This is a lesson boys learn in Royal Rangers. Meaningful opportunities are provided for young men to move beyond themselves to help others, instilling attitudes and behaviors of lifelong servants.

Information from royalrangers.com

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Ranger Kids

Grades K-2

The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is based on the needs, interest and characteristics of boys in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. The Trail is a plan of advancement through learning—from both experiences and activities—and being recognized for their learning. It is designed to offer every boy adventure and fun. The Trail is a Ranger's opportunity to grow through new abilities, knowledge, and desires.

Discovery Ranger

Grades 3-5

Being a Discovery Ranger will give a boy many chances to do new things. He will learn new skills, like camping, building models, giving first aid, and cooking while learning about God and His Word. Royal Rangers will give him the chance to be rewarded for finishing merits and steps on the Advancement Trail.

Adventure Ranger

Grades 6-8

Every great challenge a young man accepts helps to build his character, increase his determination to achieve, and improve his ability to set goals and fulfill them. The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail offers such a challenge-the Trail to the Gold Medal of Achievement. It is a plan to help you earn the Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA), a medal of great distinction and honor. It was first offered in 1964 and the tradition continues to this day.

Expedition Ranger

Grades 9-12

The focus of the advancement trail is to help boys develop into young men who have the skills to make good sound decisions, strong moral character, exemplify leadership skills, and are founded in the Word of God. It helps prepare young men to become the priest of their home.

What is FCF?

The Frontiersmen Camping Fraternity is a special organization for older Royal Rangers and Leaders who have been selected for their outstanding achievements.  The purpose of FCF is to--give recognition for outstanding achievement; build a brotherhood of “top notch” camping enthusiasts; emphasize the importance of involvement and service; preserve the primitive skills of our forefathers, and to develop a corps of Royal Rangers who will be the very best in Christian example.  Chapters have been organized in most districts.  Each chapter is responsible for approval and supervision of candidates and participation of members.

FCF Pledge

I share with you the warmth and glow of this campfire.  These crimson flames are a symbol of our fellowship and adventure in camping.

I promise to share with you the warmth of Christian friendship and with others, the light of myChristian 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.

The FCF Symbol

The blazing campfire is the official symbol of FCF. The campfire provided the early frontiersman with light and warmth and was essential for cooking. It was used for other vital needs as well.

The blazing campfire, therefore, symbolizes the spirit of FCF, which is

  • Christian love (warmth)
  • Personal witness (light)
  • Dedicated service (usefulness)

The five logs around the fire represent the five things needed to keep the spirit of FCF alive.

  • Courage
  • Achievement
  • Friendship
  • Leadership
  • Woodsmanship

The FCF Motto

Ad Dare Servire

“To Give and to Serve”