What's New:

Royal Rangers History

August 8, 2018

Do you have any history for your activities at outpost, sectional, district, regional, or national events for 2018 or 2017?. 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:


October 6, 2018

The Royal Rangers History website, in conjunction with the Royal Rangers national office, is issuing a set of 61 commemorative district patches over 21 months to raise funds for a project at Camp Eagle Rock. More informaton may be found 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.

Historical Website Announcements

FCF History Pages Added

(August 2017)

Check out the new FCF History area. We need your help getting information updated for todays events as well as the past 50+ years. Please send all information to history@ntxrr.org.


New Coin Pages

(May 2017)

Check out our new coin area on the site for challenge coins from national, regional, and district-level events, plus coins from Wilderness FCF members, including national FCF staff and others. If you have access to other Royal Rangers challenge coins, we would like to have photos of the front and back so we can add them to this site. Once you take the photos, please send it to history@ntxrr.org


Site Changes

(March 2017)

The menu structure was overhauled so all information a region/district could be seen on one page before selecting subpages. This will allow you to see the all information for the area you are looking at (documents, staff, FCF, patches, etc.). We look forward to hearing from you about more types of history you would like to see.


Patch Manuals

(February 2017)

We maintain patch manuals for every district, region, country, etc. on our Patch Manuals Page. Included in these manuals we try to maintain information about each patch however this is normally hard to find. If you have any information for patches (such as the designer, the speaker of event, where the event was held, how many patches were made, etc.) we would love to get it from you.  This information is entered into the patch system and printed in the patch manuals. If you have other versions of patch manuals you would like to see created, please let us know (history@ntxrr.org) We would also love to get any photo/picture of patches that you may have that are not shown on the history website. If you have anything you can share, please send it to history@ntxrr.org

View / Print Patch Manuals


Pow Wow Patches Needed

(December 2016)

As we move towards the end of the year, we are concentrating on trying to find missing Pow Wow patches for US districts. This will help us continue moving getting closer to getting manuals up to date. We continue to accept patches from anywhere but just taking this time to request Pow Wow patches. 

If you can help, please send an email to history@ntxrr.org and let us know the district(s) you can assist with and then we will send you an updated list of missing patches for the areas you can assist with.


Historical Items Needed

(June 2016)

If you are coming to Camporama 2016 and have old documents, we would love to scan them while you are attending camp. Jonathan and Mark will be in Registration all week and will have time to scan/copy documents once the initial registration rush completes. If you have information on paper, on disks, on hard drives, on CDs/DVDs, we would love to borrow them from you and then return them to you before Camporama is over.

Information for some districts is beginning to grow as we receive information to post. Please feel free to add us to your distribution lists (history@ntxrr.org), your mailing lists, or just to send us information in the mail (ask for address). we continue to keep moving forward on getting information posted as we receive it.

You may find errors, if so, please let us know. Accidents may happen and we may post something incorrectly once in a while.

Thanks for your help getting Royal Rangers History documented.


Early Royal Rangers History

(May 2016)

When you read the early history of Royal rangers you read about a pilot outpost at Webster Park AG in Springfield, MO that ran during 1962 as Johnnie Barnes was still creating the materials for the Royal Rangers program. We have just posted a copy of a typewritten Leaders Manual that dates back to those pilot outpost days. There was also at least one other pilot outpost during those days, what became Outpost 1 in Southern Missouri (1987 version, 1989 version). There is also posted a copy of the requirements for advancement, also from that era of the pilot outposts in 1962. Both the Leaders Manual and the advancement requirements were mimeographed onto cheap paper, so the originals are very brittle today.


Missing History

(May 2016)

We would like your help filling missing areas of this website. 

First, as you look thru patches, if you have a patch that we are missing a scan on and you are willing to help us get a picture of it, please contact us at history@ntxrr.org. We would love to get 2016 patch scans/pictures as you have events this year.

Also, if you have historical district Pow Wow packets, district newsletters, sectional event packets, or sectional newsletters, please consider sending us a copy. For more information, please contact us at history@ntxrr.org

We need your help on keeping this site up to date. As you get new information for the current year, 2016, we would love to get an email with your information. Please attach electronic copies of any information you receive for your district. Everything can be sent to history@ntxrr.org.

Thanks for your help with getting the Royal Rangers history online for all to view.


Johnnie Barnes Lodge Construction Photos


If you would like to see photos as the lodge was being built, click here.

We are also looking for any and all history photos, with descriptions to post on the website. If you have any photos, documents, history, patches, that you would to share, please contact history@ntxrr.org


Dispatches and High Adventures


The scanning of dispatches and high adventures is almost completed. There is a low res version and a high res version. This was done in order to assist those with slower internet connections to be able to browse the magazines.

View Dispatches

View High Adventures

View Rangers Now


Patch Scans and Manuals


We have made huge progress on all districts as well as countries around the world.  If you have additional patch scans, please send us a high quality image as well as information you may know about the patch. (designer, quantity made, location of event, etc.). All submissions can be sent to history@ntxrr.org

Check out current manuals and let us know the type of manuals you would like to see added.


Royal Rangers History website!!!


The Royal Rangers History website exists to help preserve our Royal Rangers history. Since Johnnie Barnes founded Royal Rangers in 1962 there have been untold thousands of different Royal Rangers events across the United States and around the world, and for most of those events there have been commemorative patches issued. This site is dedicated to helping to preserve and catalog those patches and other information about events and activities of Royal Rangers around the world.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed patch scans and other information to the Royal Rangers History site. This site would not be possible without the contributions of many individuals from across the country. If you know of additional patches that should be added to the History database, you can send scans to history@ntxrr.org. In addition, if you have information on the number of patches made, number of people who attended, who the designer was, or other information about an event, we would like to add that information to the database as well.

With a project this large it is likely that some mistakes have been made in identifying a patch or with some of the descriptive information about the patch. If you see a mistake, please send corrections to history@ntxrr.org so that the database can be updated. This is a volunteer effort so it may take some time before updates occur, but your contributions are definitely appreciated.

We continue to collect information. If you have information you would like to get posted for your district, region, or country, please send it to history@ntxrr.org. Please give us time to get it posted. Because of the volume of information being submitted, it takes time to get everything updated.