What is Royal Rangers?

Pastors, leaders, parents and friends you may have never heard of Royal Rangers so let’s take a look.  

So What are 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.

The Royal Rangers program is a cross-generational ministry that interconnects well with children, youth and adult ministries and fits easily into the fabric of pastoral vision and into the flow of church ministries. We affirm the male hands-on, interactive learning style by featuring an intentional discipleship journey for boys and young men based on their unique design, needs and interests. Every meeting, outing or service activity is designed to encourage boys and young men in their walk with God.

We provide men with the tools to model Christlike manhood as they mentor boys on a Bible-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered journey to maturity in the faith. Boys learn to study and apply what the Bible says about integrity, doctrine, biblical worldview, cultural issues and manhood. In addition, the Royal Rangers ministry molds boys into servant leaders, teaching them vital social, equipping, attitude, leadership and service skills.

The Royal Rangers program at a local church is referred to as an “outpost” and may consist of one or more groups. Each group follows a program of activities based on the interests and abilities of boys in that group. The links below provide details on the advancement system used in each group:

Ranger Kids

Grades K – 2

Ranger Kids Handbook

To Order Handbook

Discovery Rangers

Grades 3 – 5

Discovery Ranger Advancement Trail – Download  PDF

Discovery Rangers Handbook

To Order Handbook

Blue Skill Merit Requirements

Click to View

Adventure Rangers

Adventure Rangers

Grades 6 – 8

Expedition Rangers?

Expedition Rangers

Grades 9 – 12

How Do I Get Involved?

The Royal Rangers program provides many opportunities for individuals and churches to join with us in evangelizing, equipping, and empowering the next generation.  Here are some of the ways YOU can get involved in this life-changing ministry.

Find an Outpost near You

Individuals connect with Royal Rangers primarily at the local level.  Local Royal Rangers groups are most commonly referred to as “outposts”, (although churches may chose alternate titles).  Outposts exist in every state of the USA as well as more than 70 nations of the world.  To find an outpost in your area, use our Outpost Locator search feature on the right. Opportunities abound for involvement in this great program.

Start an Outpost

If you are part of a church that does not currently conduct a Royal Rangers program, we’re here to help.  Starting a program is as easy as READY, SET, GO!  Click here to learn more about the process of starting an outpost in your area.

Have Questions we can Help

Starting something new can be challenging, that where we are able to help, Royal Ranger Leadership is here to come along side and personally help you get the answers you need.  The Louisiana District has trained and experienced staff to help launch a successful Royal Ranger program in your church.  Drop us an email below and let’s chat.

Starting an Outpost?

Getting Started

Starting a new Royal Rangers outpost can be an exciting time.  For church leaders who understand the value of the program and its potential impact on the lives of boys, starting a Royal Ranger Program can be an invigoration experience of dreaming and Vision casting of all the wonderful things God will do through your church and program.  But as with any new endeavor, the success of your new outpost will depend largely on the foundations you lay during those early days of planning  and preparation.  Far too often, great ideas and exciting plans later fall by the wayside largely due to inadequate preparations early on. In order to insure your program begins will a strong foothold please consider the following process for starting your program.  Additional information can be found in our Quick Start Guide, also available as a printed resource (item #729146).

Enlist Your Leaders

Any thriving Royal Rangers ministry is built on the foundation of strong and committed leaders. Spend time in prayer and listen to the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to lead you into conversations with key men in your church who understand the value of mentoring the next generation. Remember that vision is much more compelling than the tasks that will be completed. Lead with the vision of changing the destiny of the boys! Screen them as you would any adult working with children and youth, and start their training immediately. We recommend your leaders finish Ready and Safety levels before launch.

Charter your outpost online. Chartering is a simple online process where you report the number of members in your Royal Rangers ministry to the national Royal Rangers office. For a small annual fee, chartering provides benefits that far exceed the cost.  More information on chartering can be found on our chartering page.

Plan Your Journey

Review the seven experiences of the journey and decide how to apply each to your church setting.

Gather Your Resources

The following resources represent what you will need to start.

For each age group:

•  Print Resources: A Guy’s Journey to Manhood and A Guy’s Journey to Servant Leadership
•  TRaCclub: Purchase one membership for each group you start or one membership for each adult leader                                              
•  Charts: A program poster and an advancement poster

For each leader:

•  Royal Rangers Leader Manual
•  Rangers apparel

For each boy:

•  Group handbook
•  Rangers apparel

Launch Your Outpost

Promote and launch your program using the activities, Bible lessons, and leadership development resources available in TRaCclub.

Contact me

Contact the District Royal Ranger Office