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      Camp Wilderness Ranger Academy CWRA is a series of Junior Training Camps designed to increase the skills of Royal Rangers in Several areas including the Patrol System, Leadership, Camping, personal commitment to Christ among many others. If you are a Adventure Ranger or Expedition Ranger this is something you should not miss.

      All CWRA camps (Except DTC) begin and end at Camp Wilderness and share common registration and graduation schedules. All trainees must be on site for registration by 9:00 AM Thursday morning, December 8, 2011, and graduation takes place Sunday morning, December 11, 2011. Trainees must be in uniform to register. Any trainee arriving at camp without a completed notarized medical form or a complete Royal Rangers uniform will not be allowed to register.

      Each CWRA camp has its own set of prerequisites. Trainees should note these and not apply for camps they are not qualified for. To avoid misunderstandings, applications must be reviewed and signed by a commander or senior commander prior to submission. Each camp also has a unique list of clothing and equipment trainees must bring with them. With the exception of items specifically noted as optional, these lists must be carefully adhered to.

      Preregistration is required, as absolutely no walk-ons will be allowed. Applications for the camp can be downloaded here.  OR register online now


      For additional information about any of the Camp Wilderness Ranger Academy camps, contact Academy Director Robert Hutcheson.

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      Our goal of Equiping, Evangelizing, and Empowering the next generation of men starts with training.  Royal Rangers offers some of the most comprehensive training of any ministry today.

      General Training Information http://royalrangers.com/training/general/
      Adult Leader Training http://royalrangers.com/training/adult/

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    Camp Wilderness

     

    Fort Meade, FL

    Contact : Darrell Smith

    3065 Hwy 17 South

    Fort Meade FL 33841-9546

    Phone: (863) 285-8067

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    In 1988, 85 acres of wilderness that we know of today as Camp Wilderness was started to provide a safe

    and exciting atmosphere for boys. Among the main reason to start a camp of this nature was to teach boys

    camping skills, moral and spiritual principals, as well as how to become good citizens.

    The primary resident and owner of this camp, Florida Rangers

    Incorporated functions as the leader for the Pen. Florida District

    Royal Rangers. Royal Rangers is a scouting based organization

    built within the Assemblies of God church that specializes in

    ministry to boys ages 5 through 18. Some 6000 boys a year come

    thru Camp Wilderness for many activities and outings. Many of

    the visitors stretch from the Florida-Georgia state line to Key

    West at the southern tip of Florida. The camp also hosts

    leadership training for men not only at a state level but hosts

    national camps twice a year with men coming from all across the United States.

    Upon entering the property, you will find the 7,500 square foot Lodge which includes sleeping

    arrangements for 30 people, bathrooms, a large meeting room with a fireplace, kitchen facilities, offices for

    the District Royal Ranger staff and the Florida Ranger Store and serves as the District Training Center. The

    Lodge is open for rentals as discussed later in this package and when dates are available.

    The camp also has to offer an outdoor amphitheatre that can seat more than

    4,000 people and houses lighting and sound capabilities. In addition to the

    large amphitheatre, two smaller amphitheatres that seat under 100 people

    are located in the interior of the camping area. You will find few places

    that offer this capacity to host council fires and pageants for groups in a

    camp atmosphere.

    The property offers campsites with pavilions and running water, nature heated and gas heated showers

    throughout the 85 acre property. You will find the Whidden Creek running from the west side of the

    property and opening into the Peace River at the east end of the property. The creek and river are always

    the hot spot for boys looking for shark’s teeth, swimming, fishing and canoeing. A permanent Water Slide,

    Climbing Wall, Zip Line and BMX course are among the activities

    awaiting your group. Among the many sites you will see at the camp

    will be it’s wildlife which include deer, turkey, wild hogs, snakes,

    armadillos, turtles, many bird species and even gators ! The outdoor

    wilderness is one of the Camp’s most appreciated values.

    The camp is the perfect place to bring all ages for camping, groups for

    events or event day trips for swimming and fishing. I hope you take

    the time to visit and make Camp Wilderness part of your yearly

    activities.

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    Gold Medal of AchievementRoyal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement is the highest honor a boy can earn. It is equivalent of the Eagle Scout award in the Scouting program.

    The Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) is a medal of great distinction and honor. It was first offered in 1963 with the first recipient completing its requirements in 1964. In its 40 year history the GMA has been earned by over 5000 boys ages 12 through 17 years of age.

    The average age of a boy earning the GMA is approximately 16 years of age. This indicates that a boy has been involved in Royal Rangers for at least 4-5 years before earning his GMA. At this time, slightly least than 1% of the boys involved in Royal Rangers each year earn the GMA. As a result of its challenging merit trail, it is truly a coveted award for any Royal Ranger boy.

    GMA recipients must:

    • Be at least 12 years (and at least in the 6th grade), but less than 18 years old.
    • Have been a Silver Medalist for at least 3 months
    • Have completed 24 merits, 16 of those chosen from a required list and 8 personal choice.
    • Have served in a leadership (junior) position for at least 6 months
    • Have written a 500 word essay on “The Value of Royal Rangers to Me”
    • Have completed a Christian Service Project
    • Apply For GMA (2)

      Applications

      All applications, essays and Christian Service Project workbook must be received 30 days prior to the scheduled review board and sent to:

      GMA Coordinator
      Rob Alfonso
      1900 Wild Acres Rd
      Largo, Fl 33771

      Distict GMA Guide Lines

       

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      As a Church Pastor you may be looking to add a ministry in your church or find out more about a ministry you've had for years.  At any rate
      we want to tell you more about how you can get the most out of your Royal Rangers Outpost.  If you don't have Royal Rangers please read about the ministry below.
       
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