What is Royal Rangers?
Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future men. We provide Christ-like character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and lifelong servant leaders.
Ranger Clubs meet on the 1st Wednesday evening of the month at 6:30 pm from September-May.
- Ranger Kids – Grades K – 2
- Discovery Rangers – Grades 3 – 5
Our Mentoring Methods
Boys will be boys! They are God-designed to be assertive, competitive, and energetic. Our experienced mentors provide needed guidance, discipline, and structure, using the following methods: friendship, activities, advancement system, interactive learning, service & ministry outreach, patrol systems, and uniforms.
For more information on the mission and history of Royal Rangers, please visit the national website at royalrangers.com.
In order to join Royal Rangers, you must complete the registration form (Please check ask someone at the children’s check-in desk for a registration form).
There is no cost to join Royal Rangers, but there is a small fee for the uniform, badges, and for activities. We try to keep these costs to a minimum. Boys are encouraged to bring an offering and a canned good during each meeting to be given to a local charity.
Ranger Club is open to the community. You do not have to be a member of SLCI to have your child participate in Royal Rangers.
New Ranger Member Requirements
- Recite from memory the Royal Rangers Pledge, Code, Motto, and the meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
- Attend three regular Royal Ranger meetings
Handbooks are not required, but we encourage everyone to have one. They are very helpful in allowing your son to get as much benefit out of Royal Rangers as he can. Please visit the national website at royalrangers.com to purchase a handbook.
Honor Ceremony -Council of Achievement (COA)
The Council of Achievement (COA) is a special ceremony to honor the boys’ achievements. SLCI will hold one COAs each year in May. It is at the COA that the boys receive their patches for merits earned during the previous semester. Parents, grandparents, and supporters are invited to attend and congratulate the boys for their accomplishments.
Each age group features a unique system of requirements & recognition referred to as the advancement trail. Boys are recognized for meeting certain requirements by receiving patches, which are worn on the awards vest or on the right sleeve of the uniform. Advancement steps representing annual milestone accomplishments are also represented by a medal, ribbon, and neck medallion.
Ranger Kids Advancement Trail
This is a plan of advancement through learning from both experiences and activities. 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. The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is made up of three trails:
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 Awards, the Ram Award, the Caribou Award, and the Buffalo Awards, he receive 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.
In addition, achievement awards can be earned and are not directly tied to the advancement trail, but are fun to earn. They cover a wide variety of interests and personal growth. Most of these will be earned at home with your help.
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; all 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.
The boy will grow to new heights as he follows 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:
There are several ways to earn the merits on the Trail to the Eagle. Some of the merits will be earned during the 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 earned are up to the individual Ranger’s choice.
If you are interested in learning more about Royal Rangers or signing your child up please email us at email@example.com.