The national Royal Rangers ministry oversees the operation of numerous national training events that equip leaders to successfully fulfill their roles at various levels of Royal Rangers leadership. The following events are conducted at various locations around the country.
National Rangers Ministry Camp The purpose of the National Rangers Ministry Camp is to provide interactive instruction in a wide range of fun and exciting activities that appeal to boys and young men. These activities will include basic “modern” camping, sports fun, trade skills, arts, and technology. These are activities that men and boys can do together and serve a very important purpose: to facilitate relationship and friendships that provide mentoring opportunities.
You will be exposed to the Royal Rangers seven mentoring methods. You will receive instruction in and be immersed into the patrol method. You will experience the patrol system from the viewpoint of a boy or young man. This will allow you to better understand what it means to be a “boy-led adult- facilitated outpost.”
Each trainee will have the chance to participate in leadership opportunities, develop friendships, and learn about teamwork through fun competition and shared goals. In addition, NRMC will model positive training techniques. Each patrol will have an opportunity to earn the bronze, silver, and gold patrol of excellence awards.
Most importantly, you will be inspired to connect with God and explore spiritual manhood. You will be challenged to be a man set apart for a life of Holy discipline, to embrace life’s greatest adventures, build godly character that will inspire others, and do discover your God given task. You will be given opportunity to seek God for greater power to accomplish your role as a mentor of future men.
NRMC was one the best training sessions I have ever participated in. I was able to experience how boys learn best.
The most memorable part (biggest lesson) was the 'craft hour'. The challenge was to build as many patrol items in an hour. After a very short safety instruction, the sawdust started flying. We spent the majority of the time creating different items.
Now when I am preparing a merit lesson, I use this insight to try to make it interesting to my students.
– Randy Mesun (Ranger Commander ~ 30 yrs)