The planning for SMC 2011 started in late 2010 by defining a visionfor the camp, identifying the ideal staff qualifications, creating an organization chart, and putting a promotional campaign together. Thus, we set the ground work in place…..the staging ground for God to work with.
Church of God Adopts Royal Rangers!
Churches of North America.). We are pleased to announce that the Church of God has officialy adopted Royal Rangers as its primary boys ministry. We can now welcome over 400 potential outposts to the Royal Ranger family. Lets do our very best to welcome these brothers in the Lord and reach out to them!
National Royal Ranger Week
October is fast approaching and the first full week in October each year is National Royal Rangers Week. This is a time when many churches across the country, and indeed around the world, recognize the Royal Rangers ministry in a special way. Often, churches will recognize Royal Rangers during a service, or an outpost will have a special campout or plan a special community outreach. The week is a great time to promote Royal Rangers both inside AND outside of the local church environment.
In conjunction with National Royal Rangers Week, the following Friday and Saturday have been designated as the National Prayer Vigil.
The national office has prepared a list of ten things your church can do to promote Royal Rangers during National Royal Rangers Week. The list is not all inclusive. The ideas to promote Royal Rangers in your community are only limited by your imagination! Please click here to download the list.
New Outpost of Excellence Award/Outpost of the Year
Just a note on the applying points, since we have moved the RRGM Conference into early August, that event will continue to be the springboard for the Royal Ranger year, September thru August. Thus, points can be applied the same way. So points that are earned starting now (9-1), we will honor and can be applied to the 2011 form.
Download the form in the Awards Section Here
Its time to Charter!
Its time to charter again, charter benefits expire August 31st. Get Chartered now. The benefits of chartering are many. The greatest, of course, is that you benefit from the services provided by the national and district leadership teams as they endeavor to continually improve and grow Royal Rangers for local church success. The following list illustrates the many benefits of chartering available to you and your outpost.
- 15% discount on Ranger gear when ordered via the online Ranger Superstore
- 15% discount on all national and regional training events
- 15% discount on national and regional activities like Camporama, Rendezvous, National Council and Conference, and more
- 15% discount on district training events
- 15% discount on select district Royal Rangers activities and events
- Each chartered member of your outpost will receive a free copy of Rangers NOW, the group-specific, annual magazine from the National Royal Rangers Ministries that lets boys know how to get the most from their Rangers experience during the current school year. There is an edition for leaders, too.
- Your outpost will get one free copy of the Outpost Promotional Kit, which is full of resources like promotional videos, reproducible touch cards, clip art, customizable banners to advertise your ministry and/or decorate your meeting rooms, and more!
- Access to download Outpost Navigator, a data-tracking tool to record and track boys’ and leaders’ advancements
- An official outpost number to wear on your uniform