North Texas Royal Rangers
This website is here to help support the Royal Rangers ministry throughout the North Texas District.
There have been 36 GMAs presented in 2013.
There are currently no GMA ceremonies scheduled for the rest of 2013.
To see more training during 2013, visit the district calendar.
JTC and Elite JTC are scheduled for Dec 26-29, 2013. Also, Backpacking Adventure Camp (BAC) is scheduled for Dec 29, 2013 thru Jan 3, 2014. Download Boys Information Packet for late registration now. If you have questions, please contact David Wilson.
Early Registration is over for JLTA but you can still sign up. Winter JLTA (JTC and Elite JTC) is scheduled for December 26-29 and the Backpacking Adventure Camp (BAC) is scheduled for December 29 - January 3. Download information packet today for late registrations (PDF). For those planning on serving on staff download staff packet today (PDF). If you have questions, please contact David Wilson.
- 2013 Future 500 - Supporting North Texas Royal Rangers Campground
District News Email
- News from November 28, 2013 - Find out more about upcoming events
Updated Royal Rangers Poster
Have you noticed the Four Red Points have changed? This change was introduced a year or so ago with no fanfare or announcement. It was introduced when the boys handbooks were revised this last time. This change put Royal Rangers in line with what the Assemblies of God lists as our four core doctrines - http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Our_Core_Doctrines/index.cfm - they list the second coming of Christ, not the rapture.
Online Training Available
- Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship
- Outpost Committee
- Outpost Coordinators
- Working with Boys with Disabilities
- Outpost Chaplaincy
- Ranger Safety
- Preventing Child and Substance Abuse
The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview has been a blessing to the Royal Rangers of North Texas for many years. Our first building – the pavilion – was built in 1995, followed by the Ollie Henley Lodge, bathhouses, the first aid building, and other facilities. Maintenance of our existing buildings is funded in part by the Compass Program, where leaders pledge at least $10 per month. What the Compass Program doesn’t cover must be covered by other donations, or it must come out of camp fees that our boys pay.
There is no money in the Royal Rangers budget for enhancements to our existing facilities, or for the construction of new buildings. Those must be funded by gifts from individuals, outposts, churches, and businesses. We have a great need to put money into improving several of our buildings. For example:
Divide the shower sides of existing bathhouses into men’s and boy’s sides so everyone can have showers 24 hours a day
Extend water line into the North 40 (our new camping area) so campsites up there will have easy access to water
Replace existing water faucets around camp with all-weather water faucets (help prevent problems with freezing in the winter)
COMPLETED - Put propane hot water heaters in all bathhouses (means more hot water during camps)
Renovate the kitchen in the lodge (needed for Pow Wow, our boys’ training camps, and other events held at Lakeview)
Add a shower to the existing restroom in two of our buildings to make them more useful during our camps (guest quarters, staff quarters during boys’ camps)
Better insulate existing buildings (will help with utility bills)
New roof on the store building
Foundation work on two of our existing bathhouses
Loads of gravel to fix our roads
Enhancements in our snack shack; siding and maintenance on the pavilion
“How can you help?” you may ask. The answer is by joining the North Texas Royal Rangers Future 500. Members pledge to give a minimum of $500 over the next 12 months to help fund these and other projects that will make our campground even better and more useful for the leaders and boys in Royal Rangers. If you can’t pledge that much, you can still help by presenting this need to your church or men’s group to see if they can pledge at least $500. Of course, gifts/pledges for more than $500 would be great too.
To make a pledge, you may fill out the form below or you may e-mail our district Royal Rangers director (email@example.com). Once your pledge is received you will receive a commemorative Future 500 patch to show that you have joined with others from across the district to help continue the development of our campground.
When you send in a payment, send it to North Texas Royal Rangers, P.O. Box 838, Waxahachie, TX 75168-0838 and mark it for Royal Rangers Camp Improvements Fund 78-2011.