For information on Royal Rangers - our mission, our methods, our mentors & curriculum, training, and how to get involved visit royalrangers.ag.org.
Men mentor boys based on friendship by connecting through fun activities.
“Boys become men in the community of men.”
-Robert Lewis, Raising a Modern-day Knight
Men teach and model what it takes to be a godly man.
“Manhood and Christ-likeness are synonymous.”
-Edwin Louis Cole, Maximized Manhood
Boys develop into servant leaders through experience.
“I credit Royal Rangers for a lot of what I am doing today.”
-Hal Donaldson, founder and president of Convoy of Hope
TRaCclub is an online resource and curriculum delivery system for Royal Rangers. TRaCclub consists of five “tracks”-each one providing all the materials necessary to operate a specific age group of the program-Ranger Kids, Discovery Rangers, Adventure Rangers, and Expedition Rangers. A track for leaders is also available, providing a variety of additional resources to equip and empower local leaders for success.
Pow Wows and Camporee
Prepare yourself for a great weekend of fun, fellowship and best of all - an encounter with the Lord! Join us for a fun-filled weekend of adventure and spiritual growth. Games, competitions and a Scripture Bee are part of the activities. See our website for more information on Pow Wows/Camporee and many other camping opportunities.
Church leadership believes that well trained leaders are the key to any ministry's success. Pastors understand that a trained volunteer is much more likely to commit their time and can be counted on to show up every week. For these reasons and others, the Royal Ranger program places a high priority on training leaders.
Royal Rangers has a partnership with BGMC called, “The Master’s Toolbox,” that raises money each year for a variety of projects from digging water wells and installing electric generators in Africa, to church repair, to funding RRI, and numerous other activities. The Master’s Toolbox is geared towards Ranger Kids and Discovery Rangers, and toolboxes can be gained through contacting BGMC or the SoCal Network Royal Rangers office.
Be a part of the Ready Reserve
Please help support the SoCal Royal Rangers office by making your donation today.
(Team Leader, SoCal Royal Rangers)
Office: (949) 252-8692
SoCal Royal Rangers General Staff:
Ed Burke | email@example.com
Harold Burke | firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Division Leader
David Burroughs | email@example.com
Baja Division Leader
Tom Fuette | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoreline Division Leader
Chuck Garcia | email@example.com
San Joaquin Division Leader
Perry Gerdes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Division Leader
Dav Green | email@example.com
Jeremy Haubrick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Shinn | email@example.com
Diamond Valley Division Leader
Chartering Your Group
Chartering is a unique and beneficial program that allows churches to receive discounts and exclusive resources when they register (charter) their Royal Rangers program with the national office. Chartering provides important information to the national Royal Rangers ministry that enables them to monitor and shape the success and well-being of Royal Rangers and supports the ongoing development and improvement of the ministry. For additional information on chartering visit our chartering FAQ page.
Chartering is registering members of your outpost with the National Royal Rangers Ministries. Chartering provides:
Important information to the national ministry that helps monitor and shape the success and well-being of Royal Rangers.
Support for the ongoing development and improvement of the ministry.
A solid financial foundation for national and district ministry and preferred benefits for chartered outposts.
Advancement of the important biblical cause of Royal Rangers to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.
The benefits of chartering are many. The greatest, of course, is that you benefit from the services provided by the national and district leadership teams as they endeavor to continually improve and grow Royal Rangers for local church success. The following list illustrates the many benefits of chartering available to you and your outpost.
15% discount on select district Royal Rangers activities and events
Each chartered member of your outpost will receive a copy of the Rangers NOW newsletter, the National Royal Rangers Ministry's official print communication piece.
Your outpost will get one free copy of the Outpost Promotional Kit, which is full of resources like promotional videos, reproducible touch cards, clip art, customizable banners to advertise your ministry and/or decorate your meeting rooms, and more!
Access to download Outpost Navigator, a data-tracking tool to record and track boys’ and leaders’ advancements
An official outpost number to wear on your uniform
Chartered outposts are included in the search results for the "Outpost Locator" search feature on the national web site.
As you can see, the benefits of chartering are huge! The discount on products and events alone should well exceed the cost of chartering.
All Royal Rangers outposts must be chartered and associated with a church affiliated with an eligible denomination or fellowship (below). Home school cooperatives, boy’s or group homes, schools, and other organizations may offer Royal Rangers to their members if they gain the sponsorship and oversight of an eligible church. Individual families may use Royal Rangers at home if they charter through an eligible local church.
Churches affiliated with other approved denominations may also be eligible to charter a Royal Rangers grouop. To see if your church is affiliated with a denomination or fellowship approved to use Royal Rangers, click here.
If you are the authorized representative of a denomination and your fellowship is not identified in categories A, B, or C, you may apply for your denomination to use Royal Rangers. Your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact the national Royal Rangers office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Category D - Independent Churches & Other Local Congregations
If you are the pastor or legal representative of your church and your local congregation is not identified in categories A, B, or C, you may apply to use Royal Rangers. Your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Click here to select your application. Contact the national Royal Rangers office at email@example.com if you are unsure in which district your church is located. Please allow a minimum of 2-4 weeks for processing.
The church must meet the eligibility requirements as stated above.
The church agrees to follow standard chartering practices for its Royal Rangers program.
Royal Rangers offers four grade-specific groups that are age-appropriate for boys and young men grades K-12: Ranger Kids, K-2nd; Discovery Rangers, 3rd-5th;Adventure Rangers, 6th-8th; Expedition Rangers, 9th-12th. Each group must have one adult leader, at least one assistant, and one or more boys to charter. All adult leaders and all boys from each group must charter.
The purchase of Royal Rangers publications and resource items (such as uniforms,TRaCclub, books, and accessories) does not grant chartering privileges with the Royal Rangers. Neither does such a purchase authorize the purchaser to create or enter a Royal Rangers association with other churches or denominations in the United States or overseas. The only way to use Royal Rangers is by meeting all chartering requirements.
The church must affirm the divinity of Christ; that Jesus is God, and that he is the only way for mankind to restore relationship with God. Jesus is savior, healer, baptizer, and soon coming king.
The church must be Pentecostal, Pentecostal-friendly, or aware and respectful of all Assemblies of God doctrine and comfortable affiliating with a Pentecostal ministry:
Royal Rangers is decidedly Pentecostal. But as a matter of practice, Royal Rangers does not govern how autonomous local churches teach its curriculum. Provided the local church does not depart from salvation through Jesus Christ alone (see #2 above), the church is free to emphasize the doctrinal themes offered in the Royal Rangers curricula to the degree they wish. However, at organizational events, churches and individuals can expect a Pentecostal emphasis: the message that Jesus freely offers salvation for our soul, healing for our body and mind, empowerment with his Holy Spirit subsequent to salvation for a life of service, and hope of eternity with Him after His second coming. Any church choosing to associate with Royal Rangers accepts this and agrees to work cooperatively and harmoniously with the Assemblies of God and other like-minded fellowships who share a vision to mentor future men.
The church and its leadership agrees to support and model the national Royal Rangersleadership standard.
The church agrees to work in alignment with the policies and procedures of the Royal Rangers ministry and use copyright materials and trademarks according to our guidelines.
The church agrees to serve in harmony with other fellowships using Royal Rangers and endeavor in word and deed to make “Royal Rangers the premier church ministry for next generation men in America, period!”
Royal Rangers provides quality training for outpost leaders approved by their local church. All churches sponsoring Royal Rangers will encourage each leader to complete his or herOutpost Leader Advancement Levels training within 1-3 years of joining Royal Rangers leadership.
The church recognizes the right of the national Royal Rangers office to revoke program use and charter privileges from any church/outpost deemed to be in violation of national policy.
Where, How, and When to Charter
Chartering can be conveniently completed online from this web site (click here to charter online). Information can be submitted online and fees processed using the church's (or individual's) preferred payment card. The discounts and charter benefits are available 24-48 hours after online processing. For your ease of use, the charter information is stored on a secure database that allows quick processing in future years as relevant fields are automatically populated. You simply verify or update the information.
Those wishing to print a completed form and mail payment by check may do so. Please note, due to the additional data entry of mail in forms, an additional $15 processing fee will apply. Once the charter is processed by the national office, the discounts and chartering benefits will be available in approximately 24 - 48 hours.
The charter year is September 1 - August 31 (traditional school year) The charter-processing period will be August 15 - October 31 for all established outposts. All charter renewals should be submitted during this time (although charters submitted after October 31st will be accepted).
New outposts may charter at anytime of the year, and fees for their first charter period will be prorated. All outposts that have not chartered within the last five years will be considered a new charter. Outposts that have chartered within the past five years and submit their charter and payment after October 31st will not be prorated.
The only outstanding question is, "Should I charter my outpost?" The answer, of course, is, "Yes!" Chartering not only makes you a nationwide partner in a biblical cause but also offers you and your outpost benefits that far exceed the cost of the charter. It is simply more cost effective to charter than not.
Outposts may charter online. Online chartering provides many benefits including:
Almost immediate processing time, allowing quick access to charter benefits, such as product discounts through GPH
Increased accuracy of information being transmitted by eliminating the need for the information to be manually entered by the national office
For more information concerning online chartering, or to begin the online charter process, click here.
Outpost Additional Enrollment
If you have already chartered but would like to add additional members to your charter, you may submit an "Outpost Additional Enrollment Application" by mail. Since additional enrollment is not available through the online process, these additions must be processed by mail. However, the standard charter-by-mail fee will not apply. Please follow this process to add additional members to your existing charter:
Ranger Basics is a one-day hands-on experience that teaches how to run successful outpost meetings, how to use the Rangers curriculum and advancement system, and how to build healthy relationships with boys and young men. You also learn soul-winning techniques for evangelism.
Ranger Essentials is a one-day fun, interactive-style training event. You will learn how to connect with today's boys, along with recognizing ministry needs and outreach opportunities. You will discover how to give life-changing devotions and how to mentor boys and young men into spiritual leaders.
Ranger Safety is offered as an online self-paced course, it may also be offered in a classroom setting by certified instructors in the district. The First Aid/CPR course may be completed through any nationally recognized qualified organization such as the American Red Cross, the Green Cross, or the American Heart Association. The course must include demonstration and evaluation of the skills learned in a practical exercise in front of a live instructor.
National Elementary Education Conference (NEEC) is an interactive event that gives leaders training in various techniques and methods to effectively teach and mentor boys. Leaders will explore the development and needs of the early elementary age group, with Ranger Kids as the main focus.
National Rangers Ministry Camp provides instruction in basic outdoor skills and activities providing leaders with the skills needed to take their Rangers boys on exciting outpost activities outside their normal weekly meeting times. Instruction in effectively implementing the team/patrol method will be offered as a means to facilitate junior leadership development. Also, leaders will be challenged to connect with God and explore spiritual manhood.
World Class Outpost Seminar is designed to expose the outpost leadership team to a successful set of practices, methods, strategies, and tools that will enable them to develop into a World Class Outpost. The greatest benefit of this event is achieved when the outpost/church leadership attends and completes this event together as a team.
The Johnnie Barnes Excellence in Ministry and Leadership Initiative (JBEI) or EI for short) will challenge leaders who hold or hope to hold positions of service on the district, regional or national levels to embrace habits and techniques of continual improvement to increase ministry influence and effectiveness. All organizational leaders should attend the seminar every five years to refresh their knowledge on current Royal Rangers organizational leadership topics.