IT’s getting that time again, for us’ns to gather from all around the Colonies to Possum Kingdom. As we gather there will be fun, frolic, competitions, but most of all time to worship and share God’s word.
Also we are wanting this to be a Reunion Trace. Please if you have Brother FCF’ERS you know that haven’t met with us in a while invite them and bring them with you. Our Chairman’s goal is 100 at Trace. Let’s work hard to help this happen.
Again we need, especially our Buckskin and Wilderness to make some nice prizes for our competitions. If you would like you may go to James Townsend or Smoke and Fire, there are many others to get prizes. Please, we have been very lack in this area, just covering Young Bucks 1ST prize. So please help us out here. Anyone can make or bring items for prizes.
Also don’t forget Mission AUCTION ITEMS!!! Last year we raised over $2000 and an FCF’ER matched that to make it over $4000. Awesome but we can do even greater!!
Our focus this year is “More Than Conquerors”, Romans 8:37. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!!
Dates: April 3-5
Place: River Oaks Retreat Center Honea Path SC
Cost: $25 for all.
Also you need to bring your dues of $15, Young Bucks still in school or Active Military is no fee for dues.
Theme “More Than Conquerors” (Superheroes)
Our scripture verse comes from Romans 8:37
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
In a world where evil forces are fighting all around us, it is time for our young men and adults to step up and be the leaders God has called us to be. Time to take the fight to the enemy. But we must remember who our enemy is. Our war is not against flesh and blood and our weapons are not carnal. We fight the supernatural. The devil. And he is a roaming lion seeking for anyone whom he may devour. His biggest weapons are lies and fear. He will lie to you and tell you are not good enough. With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, fear has taken hold of millions of people around the world! But we serve a God who conquered sickness, fear, and death. We have been given the greatest weapons of all. God as a father, His Son, Jesus as a savior, and His Spirit living inside us. And if God be for us who can be against us? It is time…no, it is past time to step up and be the super hero God has called us to be. “And to those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Romans 8:30. If God has called you to it, He has already equipped you to fight through it!!
Another big point of interest this year is fathers and sons. I was blessed to be born into a lineage of Godly fathers. One of my first memories as a child was camping with my dad at River Oaks. My grandfather was an Assembly of God pastor. It is important for dads to be heroes and spend time with their sons and teach them to be Godly young men. So we are encouraging fathers, who may not even be involved in Royal Rangers, to attend Pow Wow with their sons. Now as we know, many boys in our churches do not have a strong male role model in their lives. That is where YOU as an outpost leader can step in and be a spiritual father to them. You can become a superhero to those boys who need it. On top of having a great dad, Royal Rangers has given me so many spiritual fathers who are like family to me. I’m referring to many of you reading this now. All of you have the great opportunity to be a hero father to the fatherless. But of course, beyond anything we can do as an earthy father, our Heavenly Father can do more than we can ask or think. Psalm 68:5 says He is “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows.” With that being said, reach out to the dads in your church and community and encourage them to be a part of this Pow Wow. They will make memories that will stick with them forever and who knows…you may even get a new RR commander.
While it is true that the devil can be a conqueror, if we allow him to be….But we are “MORE THAN CONQUERORS” through Him that loves us.
Please feel free to call, text, or email me with ideas, costumes, or if you or any adventure ranger or older would like to be a part of our Pow Wow pageant. Thank you all for allowing me to serve you.
It is time again for our Black Powder Course! We need at least 10 participants in order to have the
class. Sign up as quickly as possible to prevent cancellation of the class.
Date: Saturday, February 29th– one day course
Place: Bethel Christian Camp
750 Boy Scout Road
Gaston, SC 29053
Pre-registration: $45.00 before February 14th
Late registration: $50.00 after February 14th
The cut off date for the class is February 21st. Registration fee is non-refundable after this date.
Make checks payable to South Carolina Royal Rangers and mail along with the NMLRA registration
1003 Dickerson Road
Anderson, SC 29626
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM. Class starts 9:00 AM and will end at 4:00 PM (depending on how
long the rifle range takes.) Lunch will be provided.
You do not have to be in FCF to take this course because it is a merit. The student does have to be at
least 12 years of age. We need at least 10 participants, so sign up as many as possible for the class.
The 2019 Ranger Kids Overnighter was held on 10/4-10/5. Go to the RKO page to see some of the fun stuff.
Be sure to bring the properly completed forms (Medical release for boys AND adults, Pastor’s Authorization for workers – see links below) with you to the event and complete the registration form to be sent ahead of time.
Friday and Saturday— October 4 – 5th, 2019
First Assembly , 1151 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150
Registration begins at 6:00 pm
Craft time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening program – 8:00 pm
Cost for a chartered outpost is $12/person if registration is postmarked by September 26th
Cost after September 26th – $15/person
Cost for a non-chartered outpost is $16/person if registration is postmarked by September 26th
Cost after September 26th – $20/person
Please mail registration forms to:
SCRR RKO Registration
116 Spring Tyme Ln
Lexington, SC 29073
Outpost RK banner (for display) and BGMC derby car
Listening ears and respectful lips.
There will be a craft Friday evening, a small pageant and movie.
We will have a devotional on Saturday. Outside and Other activities include:
BGMC Derby Car Race
There will be popcorn and a soda for each boy during the movie Friday night as well as pancakes breakfast and pizza lunch on Saturday. Any additional desired snacks should be brought by the individual outposts. Try to avoid peanut butter snacks since this is the most common allergy we have among the boys.
Junior Leadership Training Camp and Advanced Junior Leadership Training Camps are approaching fast…..around the first week of August. So far about 25 young men have participated over the last two years. At these camps, Rangers 6th grade and higher are introduced to junior leadership roles, further their spiritual development, plan and lead worship activities, and just have fun!!!!
See the attached announcement and application documents for information about the camp as well as registration information. Please email me to let me know that your Ranger will attend either the Junior Training Camp (graduates of 6th grade who have not completed JTC) or Advanced Junior Training Camp (graduates of JTC). Call/text me if you have any questions. Don’t delay!
2019 South Carolina Royal Rangers District Derby Results
The new 6 lane aluminum track made its debut at the 33rd annual South Carolina Royal Ranger District Derby Race. By all accounts it was a great addition to our annual derby. We had 67 competitors this year which was down a bit from last year, but we completed racing and the trophy presentation in just over an hour and a half. All indications are the derby was a great success enjoyed by all who were in attendance. If you missed it make sure you are in attendance for a special 2020 race event with others in our region.
The Ranger Kids Overnighter was a great success! Commander Charity and her ‘Hobbit’ friends had lots of neat events, while Commander Jesse presented the Gospel with a “Lord of the Rings” themed skit. Everyone went home with something special, a sack with some gems, a walking stick, and more. Tell all your friends what they’ve missed out on and be sure that they plan to attend next year’s event!
If you have photos that you’d like to share from this event on the RKO page, please forward to RoyalRanger17@gmail.com