NEWS & UPDATES
We a few items that are coming up soon and need your attention.
DISTRICT DERBY 2017
Saturday February 4th, 2017
Christian Life Center
2700 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Our District Derby is in 2 weeks! Pre-Register Online for this event by clicking HERE. This year we will have a Black Light Derby! If you pre-register the cost is $8.00 before February 2nd, but after the 2nd the fee will be $10.00.
NMLRA SHOOTER SAFETY COURSE
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18th – one day course
Place: Bethel Christian Camp 750 Boy Scout Road Gaston, SC 29053
Pre-registration: $45.00 before January 31st
Late registration: $50.00 February 1st – 4th
Don’t forget to sign up for our Black Powder Course!
The cut off date for the class is February 4th. Registration fee is non-refundable after this date. Make checks payable to South Carolina Royal Rangers and mail along with the NMLRA registration form to:
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. Every participant must complete the proper medical release form and black powder permission form. If you have questions, please contact John Buchanan by e-mail at FCFHighlander@yahoo.com or (864) 221-8796 or Bill McCurry at email@example.com or (864) 430-0683.
BATTLE OF AIKEN
Happy New Year to my fellow commanders and boys. I pray that our Lord will bless this coming year using the gifts he as anointed us with so that He may use His ministry to reach His children. We have the Battle of Aiken fast approaching Friday February 24, 2017 – Sunday February 26, 2017
WE MAY NOT HAVE ANY HELP FROM THE BOY SCOUTS
WE NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT ASAP – IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING (EVEN IF DO NOT HAVE TOTAL COUNTS YET) **** PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP ****
Attention: All Royal Rangers and FCF We have been invited to Camp at the “Battle of Aiken” and get FREE Admission in exchange for volunteering to help park cars, pick-up trash or help where they need us. Battle Of Aiken at Confederate Memorial Park (Admission to the public is higher this year than last)
NORMAL COST: Adults (13 & over)$12, Students (6-12) $6, 5 years and younger – Free. (no charge to 1st 100 Royal Rangers who volunteer to help the event)
I try and have the Royal Rangers park the cars on Saturday up to 2pm and be off the rest of the weekend Carolina’s Largest Outdoor Drama. Cast of Hundreds! Join us and see history come alive with cannons, cavalry horses and living history experts. Dramatic recreation of one of the last battles of the War Between the States. Period crafts, art, and exhibits all day. Food vendors open all day. Historic music. Historical lectures, programs, and demonstrations. Governor’s Award (PRT Bundy Award) for best SC event. Dr. Butler award for nation’s best living history event.
• Friday February 24, 2017 – Sunday February 26, 2017
• Civil War
• Year Event Started : 1995
• Event Hours : 9 am till Dusk
• Admission Fee
This year they will have Two battles on Saturday @11:30am and @2:30pm On Sunday Cavalry & Artillery Duel @11:30am Battle at @2:30pm
Web Link – http://www.battleofaiken.org/
There is water and port-a-johns at our camp area (I recommend bringing firewood, there is also dead fall that can be picked up). If you would like to come volunteer for part of the day with your boys and do not wish to camp but still enjoy this event, please make me aware of how many will attend.
Great News We have been given permission again this year by the staff at the Battle of Aiken to allow the Central Division of Royal Rangers to Sell Battle of Aiken T-Shirts” as a Fund raiser during this event. They also blessed us by supplying a building at the main entrance with no vendor fee.
Our Shirt is THE ONLY SOUVENIR with the Battle OF Aiken logo
Also We have designed a Royal Ranger / Battle of Aiken T-Shirt that we recommend all leaders and boys to wear, available for only $5.00 (to cover our cost)
WE WOULD LIKE SHIRT SIZES *** IN ADVANCE *** to make the shirts in advance
During the week-end of the Battle of Aiken the staff asks that all Royal Rangers volunteers wear some type of uniform to identify who we are.
If you could please notify me by February 7th as to the number of leaders and boys will attend. I would like to give a commitment to the leaders of the Battle of Aiken with a total of how many Royal Rangers will be attending by February 14th 2015
Central Division Director
We have Volunteer work day to help stack wood, Etc. That I am hoping that the local outposts can make a good showing. On Saturday January 14th and Saturday January 21st at 8:00am until 1pm they will provide a great meal as a thank you and well as give anyone MRE’s to anyone who will like to use at another time.
Please contact me with any questions
Thank you Marty .
THE REALMEN CONFERENCE 2017
March 17 – 18th, 2017
The holiday are upon us! This is a great time of year. I wanted to give you a heads up on an important date. Once we finalize our speakers and “equipping seminars” (formally called breakout sessions) we will get that to you!
March 17-18, 2017
Christian Life Church Columbia
Due to our growth, Christian Life Church has graciously opened their facilities to us and this conference. Also, we want to encourage you to book your hotel rooms now. In our effort to block rooms at hotels, we are finding out that there is another event in town. We are still contacting hotels to block rooms. Please make your estimated number of room reservations now! you can always cancel or adjust the number you reserve later.
FCF ADVENTURE AND TRACE
March 30 – April 2nd
The Adventure and Trace are coming up at the end of March, but Toby Tarver needs to have the applications for Scout in soon. We will have more information in future E-Pathfinders.
Jan 27 East Division – Black Light Ranger Derby
Feb 4 District Derby Event
Feb 18 NMLRA
Feb 24-26 Battle Of Aiken
Mar 16-18 LEAD 2017
Mar 17-18 The RealMen Conference
Mar 18 West Division RK Field Day
Mar 30-31 FCF Adventure (Tentative)
Mar 31 – Apr 2 FCF Trace (Tentative)
Apr 21 Pow Wow Registration Deadline
Apr 28-30 Musgrove Mill
May 6 East Division – RK Field Day
May 6 Pow Wow Campsite Workday
May 19-21 District Pow Wow
Jun 3 East Division – Leadership Merit Day
Jun 22-25 Mock Jr Training Camp
Jul 19-23 Jr Training Camp
Aug 4-5 Central Division Outing
Aug 12 Jr Training After Action Committee
Aug 15 Charter Season Open
Aug 26 East Division Leadership Merit Training Day
Sep 22-23 FCF Adventure (Tentative)
Oct 6-7 Ranger Kids Overnighter
Oct 19-21 Riflemen Territorial Rendezvous
Oct 25-28 NRMC in SC
Oct 31 Charter Period Ends
Nov 11 Commanders Meeting & Banquet