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:


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.

Purpose of RR History Website

Royal Rangers is now over 50 years old, and many of our founders are no longer with us. This site is designed to help capture details from the early years of Royal Rangers so that future generations can understand why and how this ministry was started and how it has developed to the point it is at today. Thus, this site captures patches from the earliest of camps to copies of original manuals prepared by Johnnie Barnes, copies of Dispatch and High Adventure magazines, and the latest resources available to Royal Rangers today. It is easy to see that just as boys and their needs have changed over the history of Royal Rangers ministry, the tools and techniques we have used to reach them have changed as well. But the words that Johnnie Barnes, our founder, wrote in 1962 are still true today:

“A new age is upon us! It is an age of jet travel, space consciousness, pleasure madness, and more indifference. Our boys are growing up in this overpowering environment. They will be the victims of it unless our church men do something to guide the energies and thoughts of the boys into right spiritual channels. Action must be taken quickly.”

For over 50 years men have answered this call to mentor future men through the Royal Rangers ministry. This site is dedicated to our founders, and to the thousands of men and women who have worked in this ministry to help grow godly men.