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On Saturday, September 9 the North Texas Royal Rangers will host a Ranger Basics training class at The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview (map). The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 5:00 p.m.
The cost is $25 per person, which covers all training materials except the textbook, your patch and certificate, and lunch on Saturday.
The textbook for this class is the Royal Rangers Leader Manual: Inspire the Journey. This book is available from Gospel Publishing House (MyHealthyChurch.com). The catalog number is 020707, and the price is $31.49 if you are not chartered, and $26.77 if you are chartered (chartered groups receive a 15% discount on all Royal Rangers merchandise from GPH).
If you or your group are traveling a distance and would like to stay at the camp Friday night, lodging is available for free (breakfast on your own). Let us know you would like to stay the night when you register, and bring your own bedding.
To register, send an e-mail to Jonathan Trower at email@example.com indicating the number of people from your church who will be attending. We need this count for training materials and lunch on Saturday. Please e-mail your registration no later than Wednesday, September 6.
Some years ago, my son signed up to play football on the community sports league. If he wanted to play football, he had to charter. They called it a program fee, but basically it was the same as chartering. For him to participate, we contributed to a fund that ensured the football program could pay for the field, lights, referees and other costs involved to have a league. In Royal Rangers one of the most misunderstood areas is chartering. We are often asked these questions: Is chartering necessary? Are we required to charter? Why do we need to charter?
Chartering provides four major benefits to Royal Rangers which helps to strengthen the program and ensure its health and growth.
Chartering provides the necessary funding to operate the ministry. Product and curriculum sales generate some income. However, it is not sufficient to cover all the operational costs of a national ministry. The charter fees from boys and men give Royal Rangers the added income to cover product development, travel, salaries, and the other expenses of operating the ministry. Additionally, a fourth of each charter goes back to assist the district Ranger program. Without this income, which is designed so that many give a little, the cost of products, curriculum and events would have to increase significantly.
Chartering provides the ministry real metrics for measuring the ministry. As outposts charter, it allows the national office to have real numbers on how a district, region, and ultimately the program is doing nationally. This information reveals what areas of the country are experiencing growth, remaining stagnant, or declining. This assists us in determining where to schedule trainings and focus our support. It is difficult to measure the health and adequately administrate a national ministry without this real information.
Chartering helps to protect the brand and integrity of the Rangers' ministry. Chartering allows the national office to ensure that those who are using the Rangers' ministry agree with our core mission and beliefs. When churches use Rangers without chartering, they weaken the program. Without chartering it is difficult for us to prevent those with opposing views and beliefs from using the Royal Rangers' name.
Chartering allows the local outpost to be a recognized part of the national ministry. Churches that don't charter because of the very small cost involved miss the opportunity of gaining new boys and families. I observed while serving in the district office, and now in the national office, that we regularly hear from individuals moving to a new town who want to know which churches have Rangers. The outpost locator on the national website identifies churches that have chartered outposts, helping families connect with those churches.
The national guidelines for Royal Rangers state that everyone using Royal Rangers must be chartered. Just as individuals who don't tithe enjoy the benefits of a local church because of the faithfulness of those who do, unchartered outposts are benefiting from the faithfulness of those who are chartered.
We paid $125 in charter fees so my son could play football for four months on the community league. That was in addition to all the things we had to buy. When a church charters with Royal Rangers for $11 a year, a boy gets a year of mentoring and discipleship through Royal Rangers. This is a small price to pay to keep Rangers strong and growing for churches, families and boys across America.
Republished from Rangers NOW. Written by Karl Fleig.
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"Take Aim" is the theme for this year's RK Day Camp, held at The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview. This camp promises to be a fun and memorable time for your Ranger Kids. The pre-registration fee is $15 chartered/$18 non-chartered before September 14, 2017. Commemorative t-shirts are also available.
$190 chartered/$230 non-chartered
There is a National Rangers Ministry Camp (NRMC) being held right here in North Texas, October 27-29 at The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview. Registrations received before the pre-registration deadline of September 22 get a discount. The NRMC will give instruction in basic outdoor skills and activities. Leaders will be challenged to connect with God and explore spiritual manhood.
$15 Active (18+)/$20 Inactive (18+)
The NTX Shawnee Trail Chapter's annual FCF Family Days camp is only two months away! We are really looking forward to an awesome time! This year we are focusing more on Family so get your family together and come on out for a great weekend of fun and worshiping the Lord! The dates are October 20th-22nd. Bring something for the pie auction and the round robin blanket. See ya at camp!
"Hit The Mark" is our theme for this year's Winter Camp. Our special speaker for the camp is our Royal Rangers USA National Director, Rev. Karl Fleig. Begin making plans to attend this year's exciting and fun Winter Camp at The Royal Rangers Camp at Lakeview. More information will be available soon.
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
All hours for the current academic year, those done between September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017, must be recorded by September 15. The NTX Royal Rangers is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. You can register for an account using our Record of Service key: KZF-45700. Awards will be presented at Winter Camp.