North Texas Royal Rangers

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Training Boys

Dec 27-30, 2018 Schedule of Camps

Camps are currently being planned for the Winter 2018 JLDA camps. Please send all comments, questions, and ideas to Nolen Fox.

Download Registration Packet today - Boys

Download Registration Packet today - Leaders

The current camps planning on being offered are:

  • Ranger Training Academy - RTC
  • Junior Training Camp - JTC
  • Winter Survival Action Camp - WSAC
  • Junior Academy - JA
Ranger Training Camp

RTC is designed to help prepare boys for leadership in the local group and outpost. It is not a pre-requisite for Junior Leaders Development Academy (JLDA) attendance but is recommended for all boys 4th - 6th grade. Ranger Training Camp (RTC) is a district leadership training event for boys who have graduated the 4th grade but not yet in the 7th grade. RTC prepares boys to serve as junior leaders in a boy-led, adult-facilitated outpost. RTC can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue. RTC will help boys discover answers to these questions:

  • What is my role in my patrol and groups?
  • What are some of my God-given (natural) talents and strengths?
  • How do I add value to my patrol and group?
  • What responsibilities can I undertake to help my patrol and group?
Junior Training Camp

JTC is a district training event for boys in the 7th grade or above. JTC focuses on leadership development in the local patrol and group. JTC can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue. JTC is a required event for the Trial of the Saber Award. JTC will help boys discover answers to these questions:

  • What are my God-given (natural) talents and strengths and how am I developing them?
  • Do I have what it takes to be a godly man?
  • What is God's plan for my life?
Winter Survival
Action Camp

WSAC is for those who wish to learn more about winter camping. You will receive instruction in the fundamentals of cold weather camping/survival. Classes and activities include winter shelters, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and avalanche safety. Much of the instruction is based on the requirements from the Silver Winter Camping merit.
Junior Academy

Junior Academy (JA) is designed to prepare men and young men to serve as leaders/instructors at RTC, JTC, AJTC, Action Camps, and further equip them for service in the local outpost and the local church. JA has a strong focus on mentoring and staff training. JA is a two-stage process. Stage one offers training in staff orientation and theory (pre-event). Stage 2 is the practical application of Stage 1 and involves staff in training at a JLDA event. JA can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue.

Prerequisites for boys:

  • Completed JTC & AJTC
  • Completed an Action Camp (minimum one)
  • Completed the 9th grade

Those who complete the Junior Academy will be challenged to answer these questions:

  • How do I help others to find God's plan for their life?
  • How am I helping to develop godly character in others?
  • Who are those in need and how can I serve?
  • How am I improving as an instructor?
  • Am I emulating a Christlike life worthy of following?