Royal Rangers is a scouting-based ministry to boys, with outposts throughout the United States and in over 65 nations around the world. Trinity Assembly has sponsored Royal Rangers Outpost 5 since the 1970s. Royal Rangers is open to all boys in the community.
Dedicated trained leaders, called commanders, provide boys the necessary direction during a weekly outpost meeting. Typical meetings start together with all boys, then break up into age groups for a nightly feature, advancement time, Bible Study, and close with a devotional and prayer. Outdoor activities are provided throughout the year for each age group, with day trips for the Ranger Kids and tremendous camping events (including the annual Pow-Wow and Maine Yukon Days, with hundreds of other boys from Maine, NH and Vermont) for the older boys.
Royal Rangers meet every Sunday night from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Royal Rangers Commanders: Roger Wendt, Dana Lemieux
To reach, teach, and keep boys for Christ!
To evangelize boys for Christ, develop the total boy for Christ (spiritually, physically, mentally and socially).
Royal Rangers provides age-specific learning for boys in grades K – 12:
Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade
Ranger Kids includes a challenging and fun advancement system encouraging boys through indoor and outdoor activities and games. The weekly lessons and objectives help to reinforce godly principles in their daily lives, and they will have opportunities to achieve many advancement awards that can be placed on an awards vest and worn each week as part of the official Royal Rangers uniform. Day trips (parents are invited) are offered to NH attractions and planned district field days.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade
Discovery Rangers features an exciting premier advancement system in which boys will learn through camping and non-camping activities. An emphasis is placed on learning at their own pace in a merit-based curriculum. Opportunities are offered to develop leadership skills through the patrol system, Junior Leadership Training, and Security/Color Guard camp. Activities include overnight camping (Trinity has land here in Derry), canoe trips, biking, day hikes (recent trips include Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Chocorua) and the annual Pow-Wow.
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade
Adventure Rangers continue with more challenging advancements emphasizing skill development, and boys can earn and Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals with national recognition. Boys participate in more challenging outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, overnight backpacking in the White Mountains, overnight canoeing and winter camping. Junior Leadership Training, Security/Color Guard camp, the 18’th century-themed Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) are offered.
Ninth through twelfth grade
Expedition Rangers currently meet with the Adventure Rangers. This age group allows boys to continue on the adventure trail, develop leadership potential and stay on course for the Gold Medal of Achievement—the highest award a boy can earn, which is the equivalent of the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Award. Young men are further challenged by advanced camping, hiking, backpacking, and develop leadership skills through Advanced Training Camp, Security/Color Guard, FCF, and ministry opportunities.
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 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.