Royal Rangers has dramatically changed my life. Without Royal Rangers I would not be as close to God as I am right now. The fellowship I have with people I meet helps me grow socially and spiritually. I have met people who have similar interests and I have fun interacting with them.
Royal Rangers has kept my interest over time by being fun. Going on campouts is a very fun experience. You get to spend time with friends and build valuable, lasting relationships. The fellowship shared on campouts is like no other. Working together with your friends to cook and build fires is exciting. There is something about sharing a campfire with a friend that develops strong bonds. This fellowship has changed my life. People who are involved with Royal Rangers are God loving individuals. Friends such as Mark, JD, Phillip, and my commanders have influenced my life greatly. These influences have turned my life around by drawing me closer to God at a time when I was beginning to drift away from Him.
Rangers is not only valuable in church or at Ranger events. It constantly affects my life. Rangers gives you the opportunity to meet friends who have interests similar to your own. This makes it easy to have a good time with them. You can spend time with them and they can help you when you need it. Even just hanging out at their house eating pizza and playing games is a valuable experience. Spending time with your friends helps build you up, and point you in the right direction for your life. God can work in your life through these people and this can really help you draw closer to Him.
The experiences with God that happen on a regular basis during Ranger events are probably of the most value to me. At all campouts, our outpost has a council fire service, where you sit around a fire and a commander or pastor preaches to you. This is not formal preaching, it is more like a one on one situation. Listening to the commanders speak, and thinking about what he is saying is easy out in the wilderness because you are free from the distractions of civilization. At every campout, boys are saved. This occurs often on the Pow-Wows that we have. They have actors that do skits for the council fire service and someone preaches. They have an altar call and you can really feel that God is moving in the area. Hundreds of boys and commanders are called to the altars to pray and dedicate or re-dedicate their lives to Christ. Seeing all these people praying and praising the Lord really helps build my faith and reminds me that I am not alone in my faith in the Lord.
To me the value of Royal Rangers is infinite. It has turned my life from the mundane to the spiritual. My friends have helped me in times when I was feeling down. During the events that are hosted by Royal Rangers, I see all the people that have been called by God to save young boys, and it makes me want to do the same. Overall, Rangers has been a great influence on me, and I know that it will continue to influence me for the rest of my life.