Boys Seek Adventure

Royal Rangers builds boys into Godly men while equipping them with skills they need to get the most out of life.  Enabling them to boldly seek that adventure they crave...

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What is Royal Rangers?

The Royal Rangers program is an activity-based, small group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12. Our mission is to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.

Evangelize

We will reach the world with Gospel of Jesus Christ by bringing together a community of men and boys who will connect with others through a variety of activities guys commonly enjoy.

Equip

We will train and resource our adult and junior leaders to effectively apply the Royal Rangers program within their areas of responsibility.

empower

We will provide opportunities for men and boys to improve their churches and communities through the practice of servant leadership.

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our groups

Outposts

Outposts consist of leaders called Commanders and boys in four separate age groups (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th) and are typically located in your local churches.  To find an Outpost near you, check out our Outpost Locator:

our curriculum

Merits

Royal Rangers meetings are usually weekly where boys in specific age groups meet to do skill merit activities, have Bible lessons and work on leadership skills.  For more information about the curriculum, visit the link below:

our campground

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Ephesians 2:10

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Age Groups

Ranger Kids

K-2nd grade

Discovery

3rd-5th grade

Adventure

6th-8th grade

Expedition

9th-12th grade

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Ranger Kids Advancement Trail

The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is based on the needs, interests, and characteristics of boys in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The trail represents a process for learning and growing through participation in fun activities, both with your group and at home. It is designed to provide every boy with opportunities for adventure and fun.

The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail consists of fifteen advancement steps, organized into three sub-trails of five steps each – the Trail to the Elk, Trail to the Wolverine, and the Trail to the Cougar. The system is designed to be completed in three years, with one advancement step being completed each quarter and one annual award being earned each year. The Ranger Kids Gold Trail Award is the highest award earned in Ranger Kids and is awarded after completion of all fifteen advancement steps.

The Ranger Kids Handbook includes and advancement logbook to serve as a handy reference and ongoing record of a boy’s progress along the advancement trail. The handbook also include information on the Ranger Kids uniforms as well as patch and pin placement for all awards and insignia.

Additional details on the Ranger Kids Advancement Trail and related topics can be found by following the links below:

Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail

Discovery Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Discovery Rangers enjoy many great adventures as they make new friends, learn new skills, develop leadership, and grow into the young man God created them to be.

Discovery Rangers features an advancement trail that provides boys with a variety of opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. Boys learn about topics such as First Aid skills, Rope Craft, Art, Fishing, or Model Rocketry. Each Discovery Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than fifty blue skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.

The Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Discovery Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Discovery Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.

Additional details on the Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail and related topics can be found by following the links below. 

Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail

Adventure Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Adventure Rangers have many opportunities to learn and grow as they do fun things with their friends, develop new skills, practice leadership & teamwork, and grow into the young man God created them to be.

Adventure Rangers features an advancement trail that introduces boys to a variety of new skills and fun activities with their group. Boys learn about topics such as Archery, Canoeing, Photography, or Skateboarding. Each Adventure Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than seventy green skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.

The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Adventure Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Adventure Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.

Additional details on the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail and related topics can be found by following the links below.

Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail

Expedition Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Expedition Rangers participate in a variety of activities of common interest to teen guys as they make friends, learn valuable skills, learn leadership, and grow into the young man God created them to be.

Expedition Rangers features an advancement trail that provides boys with many opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. Boys learn about topics such as Auto Mechanics, Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing, or Graphic Arts. Each Expedition Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than eighty silver skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.

The Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail consists of the completion of “merits” and “Spirit Challenges”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. A Spirit Challenge is the Expedition Rangers form of group Bible study. Each step along the Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of merits and Spirit Challenges:

  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Expedition Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.
  • SPIRIT CHALLENGES are the Bible lessons completed as part of the weekly Expedition Rangers meeting.

Additional details on the Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail and related topics can be found by following the links below.