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2018 North Texas Royal Rangers News

04/04/2018

2018 Pow Wow - Highway to Heaven

We hope to see you and your boys at our annual Pow Wow on April 27-29, 2018, where boys of all ages are invited to attend the largest event hosted by the North Texas Royal Rangers. There they will interact with other believers, experiencing an event to fire them up more for the Lord. There will be fun activities from field games to shooting events, a show of classic vehicles, as well as fellowship at meal times.

A couple of special events are also taking place at this year's Pow Wow. First, we will be doing a Ranger Derby, so bring your Ranger Derby cars to race against boys and men from all across the district. Second, we are also running a Lego® Derby. This is where you build a derby car out of Legos® and we'll race them against other Lego® derby cars.

Our guest speaker for Pow Wow is Jody Fauss. He will be bringing the Word each day, fanning a fire in each and every person who attends. This is an event you and your boys do not want to miss!

The registration fee is $83 per person. If you are chartered, you receive a 15% discount, resulting in a registration fee of $70 per person for chartered churches. This includes a challenge coin that is earned by the boys through participation in the activities, the patch, a t-shirts, and five meals. Registration is due by April 9. Any registrations received after that date will need an additional $15 per person.

REGISTRATION PACKET

REGISTER ONLINE FOR POW WOW - PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

The pre-registration deadline for Pow Wow is coming up on Monday, April 9, 2018. How you register for camps has now changed! As technology advances and becomes a greater part of our life, so too must our registration procedure. Below you will find the link that allows you to register online. This will allow us to better serve the Royal Rangers outposts throughout the district. After the pre-registration deadline, the price increased by $15 per person.

REGISTER ONLINE

Pow Wow Work Day

Don't forget the Pow Wow Work Day, being held April 14. Bring your outpost out to assist on various projects across the campground. After lunch you can reserve your camp site for Pow Wow and work on clearing it to meet your needs.

Help Needed for Pow Wow

The past several years we have had a father-son team head up the serving of food at Pow Wow. They have been assisted at each meal by volunteers from the leaders attending Pow Wow. That father-son team cannot attend Pow Wow this year, so we are looking for a couple people to step into that role of coordinating the serving of food. If you are willing to help in this area, please contact Jonathan Trower (jonathan.trower@txtf.us or 254-855-8188).

Catapult 700

How would you like for your boys to help launch one of 700 new outposts in Africa? This year the Royal Rangers Masters Toolbox project is called Catapult 700, and the goal is to raise enough money to translate the Royal Rangers curriculum into Swahili and then start at least 700 outposts in Swahili-speaking portions of East Africa. It only takes $429 to help start an outpost.

At Pow Wow this year we are going to show a video on Catapult 700 and give everyone an opportunity to make a faith promise to this project. Giving to this project will count toward total BGMC giving for your church, but if the funds are targeted to this project, the money will help expand the reach of the Royal Rangers ministry.

More information on Catapult 700 can be found on the BGMC website, and you can download a flyer on Catapult 700.

02/19/2018

2018 Pow Wow

We all know the prevalent saying "there's a stairway to heaven and a highway to hell," which is indicative of the number of people who will likely go to each place. What if we could change that? What if we could turn the stairway into a highway? What if all it took was influencing one boy; helping them make a conscious decision to serve the Lord and minister to his friends and fellow classmates?

April 27-29, 2018, boys of all ages are invited to attend the largest event hosted by the North Texas Royal Rangers. There they will interact with other believers, experiencing an event to fire them up more for the Lord. There will be fun activities from field games to shooting events, a show of classic vehicles, as well as fellowship at meal times.

A couple of special events are also taking place at this year's Pow Wow. First, we will be doing a Ranger Derby, so bring your Ranger Derby cars to race against boys and men from all across the district. Second, we are also running a Lego® Derby. This is where you build a derby car out of Legos® and we'll race them against other Lego® derby cars.

Most importantly there will be a special speaker bringing the Word each day, fanning a fire in each and every person who attends. This is an event you and your boys do not want to miss!

The registration fee is $83 per person. If you are chartered, you receive a 15% discount, resulting in a registration fee of $70 per person for chartered churches. This includes a challenge coin that is earned by the boys through participation in the activities, the patch, a t-shirts, and five meals. Registration is due by April 9. Any registrations received after that date will need an additional $15 per person.

REGISTRATION PACKET

REGISTER ONLINE FOR POW WOW

BREAKING NEWS! How you register for camps has now changed! As technology advances and becomes a greater part of our life, so too must our registration procedure. Below you will find the link that allows you to register online. This will allow us to better serve the Royal Rangers outposts throughout the district.

REGISTER ONLINE

2018 FCF Brush Poppin' Trace

March 16-18, 2018

Come join us in celebration as we celebrate 50 Years along the Shawnee Trail! Early registration is due by February 23, so don't delay on getting your registrations in.

The Frontier Adventure is also scheduled to take place at the FCF Brush Poppin' Trace, if you and/or your boys are ready to join, the application and fee for the adventure are also due February 23.

REGISTRATION PACKET

National FCF Rendezvous

National Rendezvous is a unique experience for FCF members, both young and old, from all across the country to come together at Camp Eagle Rock. If you are looking at getting into FCF, there will be an FCF Adventure held during this camp. Come experience an adventure unlike one you've likely experienced before. Registration is now open.

Registration Information

Cross Timbers Campout

Cross Timbers is hosting a campout March 10-11, 2018, where they will be teaching the Compass Merit. It is important to note that each outpost must begin this Merit in their own Outpost before this event in order for it to be completed at the campout. There will be a test where the participants must navigate their way to the Council Fire.

For more information, email Jason Laird

Pow Wow Work Day

Don't forget the Pow Wow Work Day, being held April 14. Bring your outpost out to assist on various projects across the campground. After lunch you can reserve your camp site for Pow Wow and work on clearing it to meet your needs.

Other Upcoming Events

Ranger Derby

Outpost 346, Terrell First Assembly of God, is holding Ranger Derby Races on February 24, 2018. Registration starts at 9.

MORE INFORMATION

Ranger Essentials

A Ranger Essentials is scheduled for March 10 at the district campground. The cost is $25 and class begins at 8.

MORE INFORMATION

Ranger Basics

A Ranger Basics is scheduled for April 7 at Westwood Christian Fellowship (Weatherford). The cost is $25 and class begins at 8.

MORE INFORMATION

Junior Leadership Development Academy

Training and Action Camps

June 21-24, 2018 - District Campground

The process of further developing the leaders of tomorrow can begin this summer for your boys and young men at our Junior Leadership Development Academy as we host eight training camps, including 2 Action camps. We have a flyer available with the eight training camps we are offering and more information will be available soon.

SUMMER 2018 JLDA FLYER

Pilgrim's College

Have you ever wondered what life in the FCF Village is really like? For instance, how are those unique tents set up and how exactly do you cook over an open fire?

On May 19, the NTX Shawnee Trail FCF members will be demonstrating how to do all these things and more. Non-FCF members will get to participate in the event.

What's even better is that this is an event for the ENTIRE family. Bring your wife and children and come enjoy a Saturday filled with fun and wonder!

01/28/2018

NTX FCF News

2018 Brush Poppin' Trace

Hopefully by now you have made plans to attend the very first Royal Ranger and Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship event of the year. Commanders, please get your paperwork filled out and returned on time. If you have a candidate for the Frontier Adventure, please have that application turned in no later than February 23, 2018. But why wait until the last minute? Get all of the pastor signatures and permission forms and get that into the mail. The more we know in advance the better we can prepare for the event!

I for one look forward to seeing a huge number of shelters set up and all of the guys setting around the fire Saturday night telling stories of the Shawnee Trail from days gone by! Let’s make this an event to remember! It starts with you!

Keep Yer Powder Dry

Spotted Bull

2018 Pilgrim's College

May 19, 2018

A couple of years ago we instituted a new FCF event in May called May Fete. It was a time to get together for fun and games on a Saturday and enjoy that good fellowship with family. In the spirit of promoting and boosting FCF throughout the District, we have decided to change the direction of that event this year. The year we will be having a Pilgrim’s College.

So what is that exactly, you may be asking yourself? That’s a really good question. And the answer is quite simple. Have you ever wanted to know how we set up all these really cool canvas shelters? We are going to show you how we set one up. Have you ever wanted to know how we throw the hawk and knife and make them stick? We are going to show you that. Have you ever wanted to know how we cook over an open fire in Dutch ovens and cast iron skillets? Well, we are going to have a very special presentation about that!

Basically, if you want to know how we do things in the FCF Village, but were afraid to ask, then come on out to Pilgrim’s College and learn how we do it. Now this is a family event, so bring along the ladies in the family too! They can have just as much fun, or more, than the boys can! Pilgrim’s College is an opportunity to get your outpost and their families interested in Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship and all the fun stuff that goes along with it. So don’t miss it!

1/11/2018

2018 FCF Brush Poppin' Trace

For fifty years we have traveled along the Shawnee Trail. Some years were tough, some were easy, and some were just down right weird. We have journeyed this far and have come out alive. Some might even say we've learned a thing or two along the way. Fifty years is a long time to travel, however, so we have decided to settle down for a weekend... and celebrate!

Come join us in our celebration March 16-18 at The Royal Rangers® Camp at Lakeview. We will be holding competitions to see who is the best at black powder shooting, knife throwing and tomahawk throwing, and possibly even a fire-starting competition. This year we are also going to focus on learning a new trade, getting pointers on one you already know, or showing someone else how to do that special thing that you do.

In the evening, around the council fire, some tall tales and old stories will be told about our journey down the Shawnee Trail. There will be music and devotions, and items for trade on the young buck blanket Saturday night! Early registration is due by February 23, so register now to join in the celebration of 50 Years along the Shawnee Trail.

REGISTRATION PACKET

SCR Regional Conference

January 12-13, 2018

This weekend is the SCR Regional Conference in San Antonio, TX. More information can be found in the registration packet.

REGISTRATION PACKET

World Class Outpost

Austin, Texas
February 16-17, 2018

Have you or other RR Leaders in your church ever wondered how to create a successful set of practices, methods, strategies, and tools that will enable them to develop a "World Class Outpost?" This February at Glad Tidings in Austin, they can learn how to do just that. For optimal results it is best to have the outpost/church leadership attend and complete this event together as a team. The discount deadline is this Friday, January 12, so register now.

FCF Newsletter

The latest issue of the FCF Long Tom is available now. Check it out to find the latest news of what is happening in the Shawnee Trail Chapter.

Read the NTX FCF Long Tom

2018 Pow Wow

The 2018 Pow Wow will be held April 27-29 at The Royal Rangers® Camp at Lakeview. The cost is $70 chartered/$83 non-chartered if pre-registered by April 9. The theme is Highway to Heaven.

Pow Wow Work Day

Don't forget the Pow Wow Work Day, being held April 14. Bring your outpost out to assist on various projects across the campground. After lunch you can reserve your camp site for Pow Wow and work on clearing it to meet your needs.

Other Upcoming Events

Ranger Derby

Outpost 346, Terrell First Assembly of God, is holding Ranger Derby Races on February 24, 2018. Registration starts at 9.

Ranger Essentials

A Ranger Essentials is scheduled for March 10 at the district campground. The cost is $25 and class begins at 8.

Ranger Basics

A Ranger Basics is scheduled for April 7 at Westwood Christian Fellowship (Weatherford). The cost is $25 and class begins at 8.

2018 National Rendezvous

Lift Up Your Voice
July 16-20, 2018 - Eagle Rock, MO

National Rendezvous is a unique experience for FCF members, both young and old, from all across the country to come together at Camp Eagle Rock. If you are looking at getting into FCF, there will be an FCF Adventure held during this camp. Come experience an adventure unlike one you've likely experienced before. More information is to come, but start planning ahead for the experience of a lifetime.