ROYAL RANGERS BOYS MINISTRY
The Royal Rangers' Core Principles
The Royal Rangers program is defined by our core principles, also known as the "ideals of Royal Rangers". These principles are represented in our pledge, code, motto, and the points of our emblem.
The Royal Rangers Pledge
With God’s help, I will do my best to serve God, my church, and my fellowman; to live by the Ranger Code; to make the Golden Rule my daily rule.
The Royal Rangers Code
A Royal Ranger is:
ALERT - He is mentally, physically, and spiritually alert.
CLEAN - He is clean in body, mind, and speech.
HONEST - He does not lie, cheat, or steal.
COURAGEOUS - He is brave in spite of danger, criticism, or threats.
LOYAL - He is faithful to his church, family, outpost, and friends.
COURTEOUS - He is polite, kind, and thoughtful.
OBEDIENT - He obeys his parents, leaders, and those in authority.
SPIRITUAL - He prays, reads his Bible, and witneses.
The Royal Rangers Motto
Meaning of Motto: Ready for anything! Ready to work, play, serve, worship, live, and obey God’s Word.
The Royal Rangers Emblem
The design of the Royal Rangers Emblem is based on the points of a compass. This is to remind us to direct our attention toward Jesus. The colors of the points have the following meaning:
The four GOLD points represent the four ways a boy grows. The Royal Rangers program has been designed to help boys grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially, following the example of Jesus Christ in Luke 2:52.
The four RED points represent the four core beliefs of the Church: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming.
The eight BLUE points represent the eight points of the Royal Rangers Code: Alert, Clean, Honest, Courageous, Loyal, Courteous, Obedient, and Spiritual.
The Golden Rule
“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12 NIV).
Ranger Kids Advancement Trail
The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is based on the needs, interest and characteristics of boys in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. The Trail is a plan of advancement through learning—from both experiences and activities—and being recognized for their learning. It is designed to offer every boy adventure and fun. The Trail is more than an interesting course of action; it is a new experience—a new achievement. It is a Ranger's opportunity to grow through new abilities, knowledge, and desires.
The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is made up of three trails:
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To earn each trail's patch, the Ranger Kid must earn the four awards along the trail. For example, once a Ranger Kid has earned the Antelope Award, the Ram Award, the Caribou Award, and the Buffalo Award, he receives the Elk patch. The boys can earn these awards in any order because they are all of equal value, not based on previous requirements. The individual steps that the Ranger Kid must take to earn each award are directed to help him grow PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, MENTALLY, and SOCIALLY.
After completing each step toward earning the award, the achievement is noted in the Ranger Kid's Handbook and workbook with the commander's signature and the date.
Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail
Being a Discovery Ranger will give a boy many chances to do new things. He will learn new skills, like camping, building models, giving first aid, and cooking while learning about God and His Word. Royal Rangers will give him the chance to be rewarded for finishing merits and steps on the Advancement Trail.
Here's how the trail works. As the boy follows the trail, will grow to new heights on the "Trail to the Gold Eagle." He'll work on merits, and every time he finishes a set of merit requirements, he will receive a new patch. As he earns merits he will also have the chance to complete a new advancement step.
After completing each set of steps and a few other requirements, he'll have a chance to earn three medals:
|Gold Falcon||Gold Hawk||Gold Eagle|
There are several ways to earn the merits on the Trail to the Eagle. Some of the merits will be earned during the weekly meetings, while others will require extra effort outside of meeting times. The merits can be earned in any order, and while the Gold Eagle has specific merits that are required, the other merits that are earned are up to the individual Ranger's choice.
Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail
Every great challenge a young man accepts helps to build his character, increase his determination to achieve, and improve his ability to set goals and fulfill them. The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail offers such a challenge-the Trail to the Gold Medal of Achievement. It is a plan to help you earn the Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA), a medal of great distinction and honor.
The key to progressing on the Advancement Trail is earning merits. Each merit has a colored border, indicating its color group. After completing a specific number of merits in the required color groups, the Adventure Ranger can earn one of the Advancement awards. For example, the Advancement awards leading to the Bronze Medal of Achievement are the Powder Horn, Bowie Knife, Tomahawk, and Long Rifle.
After completing each set of steps and a few other requirements, the three medals he'll earn are:
| Bronze Medal of
| Silver Medal of
Gold Medal of
There are several ways to earn the merits on the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail. Some of the merits will be earned during the weekly meetings, while others will require extra effort outside of meeting times. The merits can be earned in any order, and while the Gold Medal of Achievement has specific merits that are required, the other merits that are earned are up to the individual Ranger's choice.
Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail
The focus of the advancement trail is to help boys develop into young men who have the skills to make good sound decisions, strong moral character, exemplify leadership skills, and are founded in the Word of God. The advancement system in Expedition Rangers consists of these three awards:
- E1 Award - typically earned after one full year of involvement in the program
- E2 Award - typically earned after a second full year in the program
- E3 Award - typically earned after a third full year in the program
Each award is presented after the young man has earned the specified number of merits in each merit category, as well as the required number of Spirit Challenge lessons.
|E1 Award||E2 Award||E3 Award|