What is the Royal Rangers program?Royal Rangers is a Christian scouting program designed to minister to the needs of boys. It was started as a boys ministry by the Men's Ministries of the Assemblies of God. This program has since spread beyond just that one denomination to many churches in many countries. The objective of Royal Rangers is to REACH, TEACH, and KEEP boys for JESUS CHRIST. (The companion program designed for girls is called "MPact Girls." )
If you would like to get in contact with the U. S. A. National Royal Rangers Office, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|3-4||Rainbows (not technically part of Royal Rangers, for both boys and girls)|
|15-17||Air/Sea/Trail Rangers or Challengers|
Commanders (leaders) must be Christians who are above reproach and who are willing to minister to, teach, and protect the children in the program. In the USA, Pioneer, Trailblazer, and Air/Sea/Trail Ranger commanders must be men, but Buckaroo and Straight Arrow commanders may be men or women.
The Royal Ranger CodeA Royal Ranger is:
- ALERT -- Mentally, physically, and spiritually alert.
- CLEAN -- Clean in body, mind and speech.
- HONEST -- Does not lie, cheat, or steal.
- COURAGEOUS -- Brave in spite of danger, criticism, or threats.
- LOYAL -- Faithful to his church, family, outpost, and friends.
- COURTEOUS -- Polite, kind, and thoughtful.
- OBEDIENT -- Obeys his parents, leaders, and those in authority.
- SPIRITUAL -- Prays, reads the Bible, and witnesses.
The Royal Ranger PledgeWith God's help, I will do my best to serve God, my church, and my fellowman; to live by the Ranger Code; to make the Golden Rule my daily rule.
The Straight Arrow PledgeWith God's help, I do my best to live a good life and do good things for others.
The Royal Ranger Motto"READY"
Meaning of Motto: Ready for anything! Ready to work, play, serve, obey, worship, live, etc.
Or, in Australia, you might hear:
Meaning of Motto: Ready for anything! Ready to work, play, serve, obey, worship, live, ready for the return of the Lord!
Meaning of the Royal Rangers Emblem
Four Gold Points: Four phases of a child's development: Physical, Spiritual, Mental, Social.
Four Red Points: Four main teachings of the Church: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Healing, and Rapture. (IPHC adds Sanctification as a "main teaching" in the emblem by using the white background for "salvation" and the four points for the remaining main teachings.)
Eight Blue Points: Eight points of the Ranger code: Alert, Clean, Honest, Courageous, Loyal, Courteous, Obedient, Spiritual.
Note: the Royal Rangers Emblem is a trademark of the Assemblies of God.
Royal Rangers is a mentoring ministry for future men, providing Christlike 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 Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.
Royal Rangers provides age-specific learning for boys in grades K - 12:
| Ranger Kids
Grades K - 2
| Discovery Rangers
Grades 3 - 5
| Adventure Rangers
Grades 6 - 8
| Expedition Rangers
Grades 9 - 12
Royal Rangers seeks to accomplish our mission through the use of our seven methods:
- A Defined Discipleship Process
- Guy-specific Small Groups
- Interactive Learning
- Group Identity
- Service & Ministry Outreach
More information on the Royal Rangers ministry can be found on the national Royal Rangers web site at royalrangers.com.
The Importance of Chartering
Chartering serves four valuable purposes for the ministry of Royal Rangers.
Healthy Outposts in Smaller Churches
Can the Royal Rangers program be conducted effectively in a smaller church? If so, what might that look like?
Red Cross Training
The Royal Rangersprogram is now an authorized providor of Red Cross training.
Staff Service Awards Update 2017
Staff service awards update
The Importance of Training
The importance of Royal Rangers training.