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Royal Rangers Boys Club

Rangers meet at Prentiss Church on Sundays 5:00-6:30 p.m.

What is Royal Rangers at Prentiss Church?


Royal Rangers is an activity-based, small-group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12 (*Prentiss currently has K-5th grade) with a mission to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.

Ranger Kids Grade K-2

Ranger Kids offer boys in grades K-2 adventure and fun!

The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is based on the needs, interests, and characteristics of boys in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The trail represents a process for learning and growing through participation in fun activities, both with your group and at home. It is designed to provide every boy with opportunities for adventure and fun.

The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail consists of fifteen advancement steps, organized into three sub-trails of five steps each - the Trail to the Elk, Trail to the Wolverine, and the Trail to the Cougar. The system is designed to be completed in three years, with one advancement step being completed each quarter and one annual award being earned each year.

The Ranger Kids Gold Trail Award is the highest award earned in Ranger Kids and is awarded after completion of all fifteen advancement steps.

Discovery Rangers Grade 3-5

Discovery Rangers give boys in grades 3-5 many chances to learn new skills like camping, building models, giving first aid, and cooking while learning about God and His Word.

Discovery Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Discovery Rangers enjoy many great adventures as they make new friends, learn new skills, develop leadership, and grow into the young man God created them to be.

Discovery Rangers features an advancement trail that provides boys with a variety of opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. Boys learn about topics such as First Aid skills, Rope Craft, Art, Fishing, or Model Rocketry. Each Discovery Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than fifty blue skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.

The Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Discovery Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Discovery Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.

What can the boys expect?

Royal Rangers uses seven experiences to guide boys on their journey to Godly manhood.

1) Connect with the community of CHRISTlike men

2) Do FUN things TOGETHER (like camping, hiking & earning merits)

3) Grow in CHRISTlike manhood

4) Learn in interactive ways thru discipleship

5) BELONG to something BIG as a part of a winning team

6) LEAD self & others for God-given dreams to be reality

7) SERVE God, family, church & community

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:37-40