This site is striving to provide history of Royal Rangers for future generations of Royal Rangers. As those who started Royal Rangers age, we want to capture their knowledge now.

What's New:

Royal Rangers History

Jan 26, 2021

Do you have any history for your activities at outpost, sectional, district, regional, or national events for 2021 or before? We would love to get a copy and get it posted on the history site. Whether is it Pow Wow packets, FCF packets, posters, documents, patch scans, staff listings, etc. All history for your district and section can be posted. Please contact Mark Oliver and it will get updated quickly. We ask that patch scans/photos be a minimum resolution of 300x300. If you take a photo, please put one patch per picture and take the photo close to the patch so we get it up close.

Current News:

Updates

Jan 26, 2021

Have you submitted the required information to receive your 2021 Contributor patch yet? Don't wait too late completing the requirements or we may run out of patches. Read more about it here.

Site Support:

This site is managed by the North Texas Royal Rangers on behalf of and is the exclusively authorized history site of the national Royal Rangers ministries office, Springfield, MO. Contacts for this site include Mark Oliver and Jonathan Trower.

 

Wyoming Patch Images Needed

Looking for Patch Images for the Wyoming Pow Wow Patch page. Specifically looking for an image for 1974, 75, 78, 81, 82, 85, 04, 05, 06,12, 13. If one was not made, let me know and I will mark it accordingly. Thanks for your help.

 

National FCF Trades and Totems

Are you an FCF member in the US?   Do you have a trade and or totem?   If so, we would love to capture it on a new US FCF Members Trades and Totems page. (view new page)

This page has been created for a few reasons.

  1. We have been asked to capture information.
  2. I received a FCF item and I have no idea whose totem is on it. As FCF members trade for equipment, you never know where one of the items you created may end up in the US.
  3. I am needing an item for my outfit, who makes that item (for trade or purchase)?

Are you not listed?  If not, please send us your Name, FCF Name, District, and Trade(s) to history@ntxrr.org.

If you would like for FCF members to contact you, please sent us your email and we can tie it to your row in the table. (history@ntxrr.org)

View FCF Members Trades and Totems page

 

Photo Albums

A new "Photo Albums" option was added to the left menu. This option is planning to be used for those pages with lots of photos. You can bring up one page and have all the photos shown.  Just click on a photo and then it will automatically advanced to the next photo 5 seconds later. Photos will continue to be added as they are categorized.

View New Photo Album menu

 

National RRH Patch Collection

(January 1, 2021)

The National Royal Rangers History website still has some Patch sets remaining. If you are still interested, please order soon before they run out. 

There are currently two different patch sets available.  The district set has the 61 different districts included.  The Second set has the National organizations, Regions, and denominations included (20 patches).

District patch sets still available for sale

National, Regional, and Denomination patch sets for sale

Here are samples of some of the patches

 

2021 Contributor Patch Requirements Available

The requirements have been updated for 2021 to ensure we continue to capture Royal Rangers History.

The purpose of creating this patch was an idea to see if we can get leaders to start submitting any type of Royal Rangers historical items. As always we are continuously looking for any Royal Rangers History.  Some of the items we would like to concentrate on for 2021 include
1. Event Photos
2. Event Packets (Pow Wow, FCF Events, Derby)
3. Staff Listings (both current and past)
4. Publications (newsletters, flyers, posters)

This history can be for any level of Royal Rangers.  Outpost, Section, District, Region, National, and International.

For 2021, the following criteria will determine if you earned a patch. However, please keep in mind that we receive a volume of information and it is processed in first come, first serve order. Therefore, if you submit something and it has already been submitted, it will not be counted toward your total.

When submitting your history, please make sure you let us know as much as you can about the item. We need would like the following at a minimum: where it is from (district, section, outpost), name of event, and year. Please be as descriptive as you can be, and we will post the information online in the appropriate area of the History website.

The items for 2021 are (must complete 3 of the 4 categories):

  1. Ten (10) event documents (current or past events)
    1. Clean scans required (PDF preferred)
    2. Documents must be complete
    3. If a document has already been received, blurry, or if document is incomplete, it will not count
    4. Identify the region/district/section where the item originated
  2. One (1) complete staff listing with the district or region identified. Please include the start date and end date for the position. If position is current, please provide start date/year and say "current" (if still in position this year).
  3. Twenty (20) photos of district, regional, or national items (like belt buckles, bolo ties, mugs, t-shirts, caps, etc.) not on the website. Anything Royal Rangers related is historical and it would be great to capture the above.
  4. Twenty (20) missing patch images

Information the history support team gathers does not count towards anyone’s totals. We are constantly scanning the Internet for items to add to the site. Everything to be considered must be emailed or mailed to us.

We only produce 100 contributor patches and it is understood that everyone will not be able to receive a patch. Remember, the site is "Preserving History for Future Royal Rangers!"

Mark Oliver and Jonathan Trower

 

Eagle Rock Simpkins Cabin History

Have you ever wondered about the history of different buildings at Eagle rock.  Read about the Simpkins cabin that was recently published by Ozark Alive. Read about it here.

 

FCF Member Profiles / Trades

We are working on a new idea to see if individuals would like add FCF information about themselves. This information can be found under the FCF section for each district. In order to get this idea started, we have asked Rick Beebe, North Texas, to be the first person.  Everyone around the US is knowledgeable about the FCF necklaces he makes and you can view his page here.

 

Royal Rangers - The First 10 Years.

The Great Years - A Brief History of Royal Rangers by Johnnie Barnes - Read the History

 

History Email Updates

We have started an email distribution list so we can notify subscribers to changes on the history website.

In order to keep you up to date, you must subscribe. This email list will be used to notify you on changes to the history website. Not all updates will be PR'd but we will do our best to notify everyone on the larger updates. Since the site is updated daily, you will only receive a summary once every 3-4 weeks.

If you have questions, please ask (history@ntxrr.org)

Subscribe to Email List

This is the December 2020 newsletter that was sent out to those who signed up for the newsletter. Subscribe today so you can receive future updates.

December 2020 Newsletter

 

National Training Camp (NTC) History

Did you attend NTC?  Do you remember "The Patrol Method" slides that were shown?  There are two versions shown. Take a look at these videos today and bring back some memories.

 

FCF History

Do you have additional FCF History you would like to share?  If so, sent it to us.  Enjoy these four documents.

 

1982 Audio Interview with Johnnie Barnes

Listen to this MP3 - 52 minutes long (Interview with Johnnie Barnes talking about Royal Rangers)