North Texas Royal Rangers

This website is here to help support the Royal Rangers ministry throughout the North Texas District.

GMA Ceremonies

The following GMA Ceremonies have been scheduled:

Recipients - Steven Castilleja and Case VanDover. It will be held Sunday, January 4 at 10:00 am (during morning service). First A/G is located at 11000 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX, 75238.


During 2014, there has been 1 Honor GMA and 15 GMAs presented. (There were 36 GMAs presented in 2013.)

Boys Training

Dec 27-30 - Junior Leadership Training Academy (boys registration packet) (staff registration packet)


Leaders Training

Ranger Basics

None Currently Scheduled

For additional training questions or to get a training class scheduled in your area, please contact Rick Adkinson.


Outpost Locator

Highlighted News


School of the Piece

The North Texas Royal Rangers are hosting a muzzle-loading artillery training course on the weekend of January
16-18, 2015 at The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview in Waxahachie, TX. Those attending will be trained on cannon
safety, proper artillery drill, and how to work each position on a cannon (piece). Those who complete the course will be qualified on the gun positions and safety knowledge.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Horner.

Download registration document (PDF)


District News Email

- News from December 11, 2014 - Find out more about upcoming events


2014 Winter JLTA

The Pre-Registration deadline for the Winter JLTA was December 1st. You can still be a late registration if you would like to attend either JTC, MAC, or EJLC. Submit your application today if you would like to attend. For questions, please contact David Wilson.

Download the registration today (pdf).

Download Staff Packet (pdf)



October 2014 NEEC Attendees

We would like to congratulate the following North Texas leaders for completing the October 2014 National Elementary Education Conference (NEEC).

  • Edward Byers Jr
  • Ricky Hughes
  • Vernon McCannon
  • Samantha Moss
  • Chris Parker
  • Curtis Parker
  • David Parks
  • Paul Polish
  • Raymond Pratt
  • Mike Rantala
  • George Salmeron
  • Aaron Scott
  • LaRae Shepherd
  • Tim Shepherd
  • Randall Van Heyst


Future 500

Future 500 Documentation (PDF)

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:

  • 2014 In-Work - Divide the shower sides of existing bathhouses into men’s and boy’s sides so everyone can have showers 24 hours a day.

  • 2014 In-Work - 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)

  • 2014 In-Work - Renovate the kitchen in the lodge (needed for Pow Wow, our boys’ training camps, and other events held at Lakeview)

Projects that need funding

  • 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)

  • 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

Completed Tasks as of May 2014

  • Completed installation of propane hot water heaters in all bathhouses (means more hot water during camps)

“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 ( 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.

Future 500 Documentation (PDF)



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