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 - Samuel Garza, Joel James, Daniel Kohn, Reagan Zaragoza. It will be held Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 pm. GTAustin, 2700 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78756.

Recipient - Robbie Berrie. It will be held Sunday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hills Children's Home in Fairfield. A dinner will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

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 7 GMAs presented. (There were 36 GMAs presented in 2013.)

Boys Training

Dec 27-30 - Junior Leadership Training Academy (more info soon)


Leaders Training

First Aid/CPR

September 27 - Location: Crossroads of Life, 123 Highway 67, Duncanville. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, $30 per person. Registration deadline - Sept. 17. To pre-register, contact Sammy Kellum at 214.725.5059.

Ranger Essentials

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

Ranger Basics

Nov. 15 - Location: Waco. Please contact David Trower.


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


Outpost Locator

Highlighted News


Chartering Time

It is time for your outpost to charter for the 2014-2015 chartering year.  This chartering period will go from September 1, 2014 thru August 31, 2015. Click on the "Charter Now" icon below to find out more about chartering your outpost.


NEW Royal Rangers GPH Catalog

The 2014-2015 GPH Royal Rangers Catalog has been released. Download it today.


Frontier Silver Merits

Twelve of the Sixteen Silver Frontier Merits have been release. View the list.


Ranger Kids Day Camp

  Want to bring your Ranger Kids to an exciting day camp? If so, we have one planned for you. This years day camp will be held on September 20, 2014 at Lakeview Campgrounds. Registration deadline is August 29th.

Please download the registration packet and get prepared today.

National Elementary Education Conference

  For those leaders that work with Ranger Kids, there is a NEEC being held at Lakeview Camp and Conference Center October 24-25, 2014. The non-chartered cost for this conference is $205 if you pre-register by September 9. For those who are chartered and pre-register by September 9, the registration fee is $165. Please note that there is a minimum number of trainees required for the NEEC to make and that if that number isn't met by the pre-registration deadline, the conference is at risk of being canceled. So if you want to attend, don't wait to see if it is going to make, go ahead and register now to ensure that it makes.


Ranger Essentials

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


FCF Family Days

This years family days is schedule for October 10-12. Plan now to bring your family and attend.  Download the registration packet today.


Ranger Basics

Nov. 15 - Location: Waco. Please contact David Trower.


District News Email

- News from August 30, 2014 - Find out more about upcoming events



Misc. News

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)

  • 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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