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

July 31, 2020

This project is now a few years old.  However we still need your help to keep it up to date. Do you have any history for your activities at outpost, sectional, district, regional, or national events for 2020 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

July 31, 2020

Have you submitted the required information to receive your 2020 Contributor patch yet?  If not, remember, there are only 5 months left in this year.  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.

1982 Audio Interview with Johnnie Barnes

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

 

September 2020 Eagle Rock NEEC

Check out the photos from the recent NEEC.

 

Brochure produced by Norm "Wandering Bear" Cooper

This is a historical patch manual talking about patch collecting and trading. The year it was written is not know but a good overview for new collectors.  View Patches. He was from Blairsville, Georgia.

 

National RRH Patch Collection

(September 5, 2020)

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

 

National Outreach

Did you miss the recent National Outreach WEBINAR talking to the Arkansas District Staff?  If so, find out more here.

 

Personal Collectible Area added

This new area is one where leaders can show of their personal items.  To get this started, we have started receiving FCF vests from leaders.  If you have one, send us a photo of the front and back so everyone can see it. These can be found on each district page under collectibles called "Personal Vests".

If you have other ideas of something everyone could share, please let us know.  history@ntxrr.org

 

New History Page Added called Memories

We are calling this new section Memories. There are many leaders who have been involved since they were a boy with memories of long ago events. We would love to start capturing these memories.

For this area, we would love to get everyone's input. To get this started, here are a few ideas to consider:

1. What was the first FCF initiation like as a boy?

2. What was it like to be one of the first 50 boys who received the GMA?

3. What do you remember about the first Camporama?

4. The first Rendezvous. What were your thoughts?

5. Are there memorable events in your region or district that you would like others to know about?

6. Memories of national training events you attended.

If so, send your articles to history@ntxrr.org. Please include items like Year, Event, District, etc. This information is important so we will have it in the correct area on the website.

Check the Memory pages out today.

 

Spanish Eastern Northern New Jersey First Ever Cyber Camp

This Cyber Camp was held on July 10-11, 2020. Many participated and attended the event.  It was held on Facebook. You can watch the videos here.  (Friday Night Camp / Saturday Morning Camp)

 

Merit Advancement Videos

Matthew Kenslow has produced many merit advancement videos. He stared during the first months of 2020 and continues to make them. Have you seen these? To view these and keep up with future videos, bookmark this page (Merit Advancement Videos)

Find out more about Matthew here.

 

Patch Designers

Have you ever designed a patch? If so, would you like us to update historical records to reflect it?

We would need the following if you are interested.

1. Send us your name and the specific name of the patch so we can identify the exact patch.  For example - 1978 South Texas Pow Wow.

2. Look at the history site and see if the patch image is a quality image you would be proud to show.  If it is blurry, needs replaced, or just do not look right, please send us a good copy of the specific patch (one patch per photo please).

Please send all information to history@ntxrr.org.

  

Historical Documents Added.

The following historical documents have been added to the site. 

If you would like to read and see more historical documents, go to the Historical Documents page.

 

New Menu Items Added

Two new items have been added to the left menu system.

1. Miscellaneous History - information/events that have occurred in RR but not official.

2. Award Recipients - We will update the lists as the national office released new updates to their lists.  We will also post information, photos, etc. for those who have earned the different medals. Take a look and ask if you have questions. (history@ntxrr.org)

 

Gold Medal Achievement Recipient Number 1 - Dale Larson

Ever wonder who the First GMA Recipient was?  It was Dale Larson.

Find out more about Dale here.

 

Eagle Rock Historical Items in process of getting scanned and categorized

Have you ever wondered about all the historical items that have always been stored at Eagle Rock.  Well, those items will be made available online soon as the items get scanned and organized.  This project stared in the 4th quarter of 2019 and will be completed by LEAD 2020.

Here is the high level schedule on this project.

Mark Craft is working on getting an inventory, photos, and process each item so they can be cataloged and stored at the Eagle Rock History Museum. This project was kicked off in October 2019 by cataloging the items that have been stored at Eagle Rock for many years.

As information begins to be received from Mark, it will be shown on the new Eagle Rock Histtory Museum Pages on the RR History website.

Email Mark Craft today to find answer for your questions.

 

Bolos now added to the history site

It was brought to our attention recently that we were not consistently collecting bolo photos for district, regional, or national events. If you have a bolo you would like to get posted, please send us a photo and tell us where it is from and what the event and year were.  Images can be sent to history@ntxrr.org. Check out the bolos we have so far (view website).

 

Eagle Rock Historical Items in process of getting scanned and categorized

Have you ever wondered about all the historical items that have always been stored at Eagle Rock.  Well, those items will be made available online soon as the items get scanned and organized.  This project stared in the 4th quarter of 2019 and will be completed by LEAD 2020.

Here is the high level schedule on this project.

Mark Craft is working on getting an inventory, photos, and process each item so they can be cataloged and stored at the Eagle Rock History Museum. This project is being kicked off by cataloging the items that have been stored at Eagle Rock for many years.

As information begins to be received from Mark, it will be shown on the new Eagle Rock History Museum Pages on the RR History website.

Email Mark Craft today to find answer for your questions.

 

2020 RRH Contributor Patch

This new contributor patch will be available in 2020. The requirements will remain the same as they were in 2019. Start planning and collecting your history now so you will be given credit for it in 2020. All contributions made in 2019 or before, will not count towards the 2020 patch.  This can only be earned submitting information in 2020.

Here is more background on this patch.

The Royal Rangers contributor patch is an idea we are trying to see if we can get leaders to start submitting any type of Royal Rangers historical items to the Royal Rangers History website. We are looking for all types of Royal Rangers information: patch scans/photos, PDFs of documents (event packets, staff lists, Royal Rangers publications, newsletters, etc.), and photos of significant historical interest (photos of national/regional/district leaders, photos of national/regional/district events).

This contributor patch was first issued during 2019. For those who have contributed in the past, thank you for helping so far. Now you can get a patch by submitting additional historical items during 2020. We will be starting this next year on January 1st, 2020 and it will last until the end of December (or until we run out of patches).

These are the current guidelines that will be used for receiving a patch during 2020. We will only be able to present one patch per person.

For 2020, 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 2020 are (pick 3 of the 4 categories):

  1. Twenty (20) missing photos/scans of awards, event patches, medallions, etc. that are currently missing from the online system.
    1. If you submit an item that has already been received, but just not placed online yet, it will not count.
    2. Images must be clear and complete. No partial images.
    3. Identify the region/district/section, name of event, and year of the item.
  2. 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
  3. One (1) complete staff listing with the district or region identified. Please include the start date - end date for the position. If position is current, please provide start date/year and say "current" (if still in position this year).
  4. Ten (10) 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.

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.

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

Since this is our second year offering this patch, we may have to allow other combinations be approved that we have not thought about. If you have other ideas, please feel free to share them with us. You may have other types of information that we have not thought about that would benefit you on receiving a patch.

Mark Oliver and Jonathan Trower

Importance of Royal Rangers

This has been said to be one of the best presentations that has been heard on the importance of Royal Rangers. This was done by the Wisconsin-Northern Michigan District Director, Gerry Krebsbach, to a group of pastors.

View Video on Vimeo

Historical Stories

Are you interested in stories about the Royal Rangers History?  Anthony Hubbard is currently writing many articles that you will enjoy reading. Take a look at them and find out more about our manuals, awards and many other subject. Check back often because the list of stories will continue to grow.

View these stories