North Texas Royal Rangers

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

GMA Ceremonies

During 2014, there has been 1 Honor GMA and 5 GMAs presented. (There were 36 GMAs presented in 2013.)

A GMA Ceremony for Xavier and Jonathon Parker will be held on Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 pm. It will be held at The Destiny Center, 10200 Blue Mound Road (287 and Hwy 156), Fort Worth, TX 76131. FCF attire is welcome.

Boys Training

The southeast region is sponsoring a DTC on August 15-17 at Pleasant Hills Children's Home. For more information, download the registration packet.

 

Leaders Training

Ranger Basics

Nov. 8 - Location: Waco. Please contact David Trower.

Ranger Essentials

Aug. 16 - Location: Austin. Please contact Greg Garza / David Kohn.

Oct. 18 - 9:00 am start - Location: carthage, Texas. Please contact Nolen Fox.

 

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

Links

Outpost Locator







Check back regularly as information is updated all the time.

Highlighted News

 

Ranger Basics

Nov. 8 - Location: Waco. Please contact David Trower.

DTC for Boys 

The southeast region is sponsoring a DTC on August 15-17 at Pleasant Hills Children's Home. For more information, download the registration packet.

Ranger Essentials

Aug. 16 - Location: Austin. Please contact Greg Garza / David Kohn.

Oct. 18 - 9:00 am start - Location: carthage, Texas. Please contact Nolen Fox.

 

District News Email

- News from July 21, 2014 - Find out more about upcoming events

 

Misc. News

Handbooks Available as E-Books

The 2012 Discovery Rangers Handbook, Adventure Rangers Handbook, and Expedition Rangers Handbook are available as e-books in Kindle, iBooks, and Nook formats. Printed handbooks are available through the Rangers Online Superstore. E-books must be purchased online through Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com, or through iTunes.

National Director Doug Marsh’s new book, A Guy’s Journey to Manhood”, is also available in the same formats form the same sources.

These e-books represent the same handbooks as the print versions, but in a more portable format for use on e-book readers, smartphones, and tablet computers. With the growing popularity of books on electronic devices these e-books will allow leaders, boys, and parents to take these valuable reference tools with them wherever they go.

These books represent just another tool for resourcing local Royal Rangers leaders to influence more boys and young men than ever, more effectively than ever!

Quick Links:

Discovery Rangers Handbook - GPH Print, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook

Adventure Rangers Handbook - GPH Print, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook

Expedition Rangers Handbook - GPH Print, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook

A Guy's Journey to Manhood - GPH Print, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook

Remember - you don't have to own a Kindle, a Nook, or an iPad or iPhone to read books in these formats. Smartphone & tablet computer apps are available to enable you to read these books on other devices or desktop computers. You can find these apps online or in your device's app store.

 

Online Training Available

 

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)

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)

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

  • 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 (jonathan.trower@hot.rr.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.

Future 500 Documentation (PDF)

 

 

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