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Let’s create a “mentoring future men” movement all across this nation by teaching others to follow well. (See http://sivers.org/ff.)
A GUY’S JOURNEY TO SERVANT LEADERSHIP
The new Leadership book is now available (item #020619).
The charter mailing will be shipping in the next couple of weeks and will include the latest edition of the Outpost Promo Kit, the new advancement awards poster, and the age group newsletters. The charter benefits will be delivered on a quarterly basis.
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS NOTEBOOK
The Organizational Leaders Notebook used during the Excellence Initiative at LEAD is available. If you have others in the district that could use one of these, please order it soon by emailing JR Whinery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quantities are limited.
The articles in the Organizational Leaders Notebook are now available on AGPassport in the District Staff section. This is ideal for having access to these articles on your tablet or laptop, but these do not include brochures and inserts that only come with the 3-ring notebook.
EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE REQUIREMENTS (Complete by Dec 31, 2013)
Please note these are the requirements to complete the 2013 EI:
1. Actively participate in all EI/LEAD2013 sessions and take notes.
2. Read entire EI2013 notebook thoroughly, including all articles and inserts.
3. Read the following Royal Rangers books:
- a. A Guy’s Journey to Manhood? (GPH item #020618)
- b. A Guy’s Journey to Servant Leadership? (GPH item #020619)
- c. Royal Rangers Leader Manual (2013 edition) (GPH item #020707)
- d. Any one (1) of the new (2012-2013 edition) boys’ handbooks:
i. Ranger Kids Handbook? (GPH item #022115)
ii. Discovery Rangers Handbook? (GPH item #020615)
iii. Adventure Rangers Handbook? (GPH item #020616)
iv. Expedition Rangers Handbook? (GPH item #020617)
4. Everyone must read the book Good to Great by Jim Collins. If you have already read it, please review it again carefully. District directors are also required to read Relaunch by Mark Rutland.
5. Read and review your district’s most current EI Assessment/Ministry Plan and discuss it with a district staff member assigned to you by your district director. (If you are the district director, please update or complete the Assessment/Ministry Plan before district staff members can complete this requirement).
6. Send in postcard received at LEAD verifying all requirements are complete. Must be received by Jan 31, 2014.
LEAD AUDIO FILES
The audio files from LEAD for the morning devotions and training sessions are now available on the national web site. To access a file, right click on it and save it as an audio file on your desktop or in a folder. Then, you can listen to it on your media player.
National Academy is designed to train leaders to be instructors and staff members for national training events like NRMC. On September 11-15, 2013, National Academy will be held at Camp Eagle Rock Retreat Center in Eagle Rock, MO. Information on prerequisites and the qualifications process can be found on the Royal Rangers training page at http://royalrangers.com/training/schedule/.
Please note that the district director must recommend all candidates. They should be men who demonstrate high-level of instructor skills and/or specialty skills and who have attended NRMC.
If you are interested in piloting the newly developed Ranger Orientation, please contact the national training office at email@example.com. We are in the final stages of developing this presentation that is designed to showcase Royal Rangers to church leadership. Once the piloting process is complete, Ranger Orientation will be made available to all district directors on AGPassport.
ROYAL RANGERS WINS
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley proclaimed the week of October 7-13 as Royal Rangers Week throughout the state. The SCRR executive staff and district superintendent, Rev. Victor Smith, were present Thursday, October 11, as Gov. Haley read the proclamation in the Capital Building.
To honor Royal Rangers in its 50th year, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin proclaimed November 25-December 1, 2012, as Royal Rangers Week.
James (and Faye) Spence of Waxahachie, TX were honored with the Royal Rangers Lifetime Service Award for their 50-year commitment to the ministry. The couple chartered the 12th Royal Rangers groups in the United States in 1962. James says he felt drawn to Royal Rangers because of the opportunity to be a role model to boys without make role models in their lives. “My philosophy was to treat each of those boys as more important than myself,” he says. “You never know what a child is going to grow up to be, and I wanted them to know it was more important for me to help them achieve al of their goals than it was for me to be successful.” Through the years, the couple has served as advisors, produced materials for the ministry, and spoken at several leadership conferences across the Unite States.
Posted by Doug | Filed under News from the National Director
Congratulations, Royal Rangers, for your top giving to Master’s Toolbox since the inception of this missions partnership with BGMC! In 2012, the combined Master’s Toolbox giving was $57,071.02.
During the LEAD2013 Conference, Royal Rangers national director, Doug Marsh, announced that the 2013-2014 Master’s Toolbox project will be the first-ever Rangers campground in Kisumu, Kenya. National BGMC director, David Boyd, presented a video highlighting the Assemblies of God orphanage in Kisumu that will neighbor the future Rangers campground. The video depicts the incredible need of fatherless and abandoned children.
Consider showing this video at your district events and encouraging your Rangers leaders to give to the project through Master’s Toolbox. To order the Where in the World is Buddy Barrel? (Kenya) video online, click here: http://myhealthychurch.com/store/startitem.cfm?item=715186&cat=AGMHCINDEX&mastercat=&path=AGMHCINDEX. You can also call My Healthy Church at 1-855-642-2011 and request item #715-186.
Click here to download the Master’s Toolbox giving form: http://bgmc.ag.org/toolbox/. This will ensure the funds are earmarked for Master’s Toolbox. Explain to your leaders that they should write “Kenya Rangers Campground” on the form.
During his presentation, David Boyd also announced the top giving districts for 2012. The top five districts in giving are Pen-Florida, Northern Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, and Indiana. The top five districts in per capita giving are Northern Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, Southern Idaho, and Pen-Florida. Click here to view and download these reports:
During the LEAD Conference, district leaders who made a $100 faith promise to Master’s Toolbox were given BGMC special edition Fred Deaver prints. Some districts took on five $100 faith promise challenges. The districts will auction off the Deaver prints at upcoming Royal Rangers events to raise funds for Master’s Toolbox. If you would like to take on a faith promise challenge for your district and receive the BGMC special edition of this Deaver print, contact Marshall Bruner, compassions ministries coordinator/BGMC.
$30 IN 30 DAYS
Encourage all the outposts in your district to select a specific month to take on the “$30 in 30 Days Challenge.” This is a doable project for every Royal Ranger and leader! The objective is simple. Within one month, or any 30-day period, do something to earn $1 a day for Master’s Toolbox. Boys can take on any chore at home and earn a dollar a day. Think of it! If just 100 Rangers and leaders in your district will take on the “$30 in 30 Days Challenge,” then $3,000 can be generated in just one month for Master’s Toolbox! If you were to get 300 boys and leaders to take on the challenge, that would result in $9,000 in one month! The bottom line is that your district could make a major impact on Kenya’s homeless children by helping to fund a Rangers campground in Kisumu, Kenya.
CAMPING GOODS FOR NAMIBIA
Do you remember the pop-up tent that was displayed outside the Hyatt Regency hotel during LEAD. BGMC is trying to ship it and extra camping gear to Namibia. If you want to help with this project, here’s an idea on how to raise some funds. Set your 5-gallon BGMC Buddy Buckets in the foyer of your churches and collect funds. Once your outposts have collected the money, send in it in using the Master’s Toolbox offering form found at http://bgmc.ag.org/toolbox/.
MATCHING FUNDS FOR MASTER’S TOOLBOX
Here’s another idea you can pass along to your outposts. Find church members and even businessmen who will match the funds the Rangers raise for Master’s Toolbox. People like to help young people who are compassionate for a good cause. What better cause than helping orphaned boys in Kisumu, Kenya? The concept of matching funds conveys that Ranger boys are willing to work hard themselves to earn money. The matched dollars can go far in generating dollars for Master’s Toolbox and greatly boost your district missions giving.
If you need assistance with Master’s Toolbox and ideas of how to generate funds, contact Marshall Bruner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.862.2781, ext. 4093.