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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:

Updates

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

 

RRH Site Update

(March 27, 2019)

As of Wednesday, March 27, the RRH website is partially updated. The ISP turned off the site because of some issues they felt were happening with file storage. They are not liking the "large historical files" that are saving the historical documents from all districts. They stated that the site should not be a repository for files. Because of the files, they have required all files to be removed. We are working on getting a better solution and will get the site up as we go along. In the meantime, if there is anything you need, please email us at history@ntxrr.org and it can be sent to you.  Thanks for helping us get thru these issues.

If you have ideas of other methods, please email us.  The historical information is safe and just in the process of reducing file sizes where required. We will be concentrating on the patch pages first and then the documents after we are complete with the patches.

 

(March 20, 2019)

RRH Patch - District patch sets still available for sale

 

RRH patch - National, Regional, and Organization patch sets for sale

 

2019 Contributor patch for Royal Rangers History

(March 5, 2019)

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 is an idea we are starting in 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 2019. We are starting this on March 1st, 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 2019. We will only be able to present one patch per person.

For 2019, 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 2019 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 the first time we are 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

 

RRH Patch Series for National, Regional, and Denominations

(February 20, 2019) 

The designs for the National, Regional, and Denominations having Royal Rangers is now complete. Originally, they were going to be sold in 2020 but since the designs are done now, they are being made available.  There are 19 total (6 national organizations, 8 regions, and 5 denomination patches who have Royal Rangers).

Currently, these are pre-sales only. Once initial quantities have been determined, we will place the order and then start shipping when they arrive. All pre-sales orders need to be made by March 15th. This will allow the patches to be sent to the manufacturer in time to get them back in the June time frame.

If you would like to purchase singles, now is the time.  Once we order the patches, we will only be selling them in sets so we have complete sets for individuals

Check them out and order today

View and Order RRH National, Regional and Denominations Patches today

 

RRH District Patch Series for Sale

(February 4, 2019)

Just a reminder. Do not wait too long. Remaining patch sets for the RRH patch set are going down in numbers.

If you wait much longer, they may be gone.

The profit from all the sales will be used for Camp Eagle Rock and the new History Museum that will be built. Whether you purchase a complete set or just the monthly sets, they will be mailed.  If you have not purchased the set yet, it is not too late.  However, please remember, there are a limited number produced so please do not wait.

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History Contributor Patch

(January 31, 2019)

We are currently working up requirements on how individuals can receive the 2019 RRH contributor patch. This is a limited patch that was produced so we will not have enough to last all year. There were only 100 produced.

We are currently working on the final details on how individuals can receive one, however it will require more than just a couple of images. We are looking for content and wanting to recognize those who contribute to capturing RR history for future leaders to reference.

The one thing we have discussed is that contributions would need to made during the year on the patch (2019). There is lots of information out there so it will not be hard for those truly wanting to receive a patch to start gathering documents, patches, staff listings, etc. from their districts or other districts. We ask that anything be submitted is named appropriately (district, event, year, etc.).  With the volume of information we receive, we will not have time to research where the information is representing. We know there are some who have contributed in the past, but this is a new encouragement for 2019. Take a look at your district page and see what you have to contribute. We know information exists out there so please do not hold back.  Feel free to fill up our inbox (history@ntxrr.org). Please send high resolution images if they are photos, patches, etc.

As you look thru the site, if you see subjects or areas we are missing, let us know and we can modify pages quickly. What is out here so far is just the start.

Watch for more details soon.

 

2019 Northeast Region Empower Conference

(January 20, 2019)

At this years Northeast Regional Empower conference, they displayed their Royal Rangers Historical items. Take a look at their fantastic Royal Rangers history displays.

View Historical Display Photos

 

RRH Patch Series for Sale

(January 13, 2019)

If you are interested in purchasing one of the Royal Rangers History patch series, now is the time. They have arrived and extra sets are going fast. If you wait much longer, they may be gone. The profit from all the sales will be used for Camp Eagle Rock and the new History Museum that will be built. Whether you purchase a complete set or just the monthly sets, they will be mailed.  If you have not purchased the set yet, it is not too late.  However, please remember, there are a limited number produced so please do not wait.

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RRH Patch Shipment Update

(December 28, 2018)

For those who have purchased patches, they will be in the mail either December 28 or December 29th. So please look for them in your mailbox in the next few days.

For those who have not ordered your sets, it is not too late. We are no longer selling individual patches. This way we can ensure all sets remain complete.

Do not wait too long if you are interested in purchasing the set.  They will start selling fast.

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RRH Patch Series Update

(December 6, 2018)

As promised, the RRH patch series patches are currently being produced.  They should be received by the first part of January 2019. After they are received, we will be shipping the patches to those who have purchased them.  Whether you purchased a complete set or just the monthly sets, they will be mailed.  If you have not purchased the set yet, it is not too late.  However, please remember, there are a limited number produced so please do not wait.

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October NRMC - October 2018 - Maypearl Texas

Historical information about this NRMC will be posted as received.

The first item that we would like to share is a patrol video

 

Fundraiser has started
Select link below to start ordering your patches.

Royal Rangers History Patch Sales Update

(November 27, 2018)

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Royal Rangers Patch Collectors,

The sales of patches in the Royal Rangers History commemorative set of district patches are going well. All district patch sets are now available to be purchased. All district patches are in the production cycle and will be received the first part of January 2019. At that time,, all patches that have been purchased will be shipped during January 2019.

The purpose of this patch set is to raise funds for Camp Eagle Rock. We need to construct a facility there to house our national collection of historical items, and the proceeds from this effort are designated for that purpose.

Please help share the news about this patch set to others in Royal Rangers through Facebook, websites, e-mail lists, and other methods that you have available to you. Also please remember this is for US shipping addresses only. www.royalrangershistory.org

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Royal Rangers History Patch Sales - Month 2

(October 1, 2018)

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In last month's Rangers Now e-mail from the Royal Rangers national office was an announcement of a commemorative patch set. This patch set commemorates the 61 districts in the United States with Royal Rangers. Three patches a month will be produced for 21 months. Profits from this patch set will go to a facility at Camp Eagle Rock to help preserve our Royal Rangers history -- the national collection of patches, uniforms, books, and other materials.

October is the last month that you can pre-order the first three patches in the Royal Rangers History patch set -- North Texas, New Mexico, and Northern California/Nevada -- to assure that you will receive the patches. The patches that have been ordered by the end of October will be produced and shipped to those who have ordered them.

Starting October 1, you may order the next set of three patches -- South Texas, Southern Pacific, and New York. These will be produced in December and mailed to those who have purchased them.

Please help share the news about this patch set to others in Royal Rangers through Facebook, websites, e-mail lists, or other methods that you have available to you.

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As questions arise, we will be updating our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS).

 

Royal Rangers History Patch Sales Update

(September 14, 2018)

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As of September 14th, we are now into the pre-sales of the first set of three Royal Rangers History patches. It is not too late to start purchasing this set of 61 commemorative district patches that will be issued over the next 21 months.

If you are interested in starting to purchase this set, you must purchase the first set of three patches by the end of October to be guaranteed you will receive the first three. The first three patches will be put into production on November 1st and will ship when production is complete. After that time, we cannot guarantee that extras will be available for these three patches.

Also starting on October 1st, we will begin taking orders of the next set of three patches. These patches will be put into production on December 1st and will ship when production is complete. Again, we cannot guarantee that extra patches will exist for this set of three patches if you fail to order by December 1.

The profits from these patch sales will help support Camp Eagle Rock. These proceeds are dedicated to helping preserve our history by building a facility to house our historical artifacts with the eventual goal of having a Royal Rangers museum at Camp Eagle Rock.

Please help spread the news about this patch set to Rangers leaders you know via Facebook posts, emails, newsletters, etc.

http://www.royalrangershistory.org

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As questions arise, we will be updating our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS).

 

Commemorative District Patch Fundraiser

(September 1, 2018)

History Project Patch Set
By Jonathan Trower and Mark Oliver

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. Starting in January 2019, three new district patches will be issued each month. Pre-orders will be accepted beginning in September 2018. Individuals can purchase one, two, or all three of the patches each month, or they can pre-order the entire set. The order form is located at on the link below.

The earnings from these patch sales will help support Royal Rangers Camp Eagle Rock. These proceeds will be dedicated to helping preserve our history by building a facility to house our historical artifacts with the eventual goal of having a Royal Rangers museum at Camp Eagle Rock.

 

Order RRH Fundraiser Patch Set

As questions arise, we will be updating our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS).

 

Upcoming Patch Set to Support Camp Eagle Rock

(July 2018)

The national Royal Rangers office has authorized a limited edition set of 61 district patches commemorating the history of Royal Rangers. This fundraiser set of patches will raise funds to help with the construction of a facility at Camp Eagle Rock to help preserve and display our Royal Rangers history.

Starting in September orders will be taken for three district patches each month. Patches will cost $10 each, with all profits going to this project at Camp Eagle Rock.

Announcements about this project will be posted on this website and the national Royal Rangers website. Be sure to sign up to receive all the patches in this once-in-a-lifetime set of district patches.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Oliver or Jonathan Trower at history@ntxrr.org

As questions arise, we will be updating our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS).

 

FCF Totems

(March 2018)

We have created some new pages to capture FCF totems from FCF members around the US. If you would like us to post your totem, please send us your totem, name, fcf name, and district to totems@ntxrr.org. We will post totems with the district you live. Click here to view the new totem pages.

 

Camporama Hat Pins

(March 2018)

We are creating a new section on the history website. We are looking to capture the hat pins that are traded at camporamas. If you have any hat pins, please consider taking a good photo of it so we can post it for the year/district. If it is not identified, please tell us what district and camporama year it is for. Please send all images and information to history@ntxrr.org

 

Missing Patch Images

(January 2018)

We are looking for patch images for missing patches. One area we need help in is to find Missing Pow Wow patch photos.  Check out this page to see what is missing. These Pow Wow photos on this page are sorted by Year. Select a year and see District Pow Wow patches.

 

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

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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

(2015)

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

(2015)

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

(2015)

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!!!

(2014)

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.

Thanks!!