Frontiersman Camping Fellowship (FCF) is a special program of Royal Rangers dedicated to the advancement of the mission and purpose of the Royal Rangers ministry through the development of advanced camping and leadership skills. FCF encourages members to pursue personal growth through the development of woodsmanship, leadership, friendship, achievement, and courage, utilizing the imagery and lore of the early American frontiersman. Membership is restricted to individuals who have met a specific list of requirements as presented in the FCF Handbook. For more information about FCF visit www.nationalfcf.com.
- March 10-12 FCF Trace
- May 12-13 Black Powder Certification
- July 17-22 Territorial Rendezvous
- November 13-15 Family Camp
Purpose of FCF
The threefold purpose of FCF is to:
- Inspire brotherhood amoung our members
- Promote personal development through advancment and training
- Provide valable service to Royal Rangers and beyond
Additional details on the purpose of FCF can be found in the FCF Handbook (item #020540).
“I share with you the warmth and glow of this campfire. These crimson flames are a symbol of our fellowship and adventures in camping. I promise to share with you the warmth of Christian friendship and with others the light of my Christian testimony. I promise to keep alive the spirit of FCF in my personal life and to observe at all times the principles of Royal Rangers.”
“To Give and to Serve” (In Latin: Ad Dare Servire)
The blazing campfire is the offical symbol of FCF, demonstrated through the warmth of Christian love, the light of personal witness, and the usefulness of dedicated service. The FCF symbol includes five logs which represent the five elements that are essential to keeping alive the spirit of FCF. Every FCF member is encouraged to:
- Demonstrate Courage
- Pursue Achievement
- Develop Friendships
- Practice Servant Leadership
- Display Woodsmanship
FCF membership is open to all men and boys who meet the following requirements for Frontiersman status.
|Requirement Category||Requirements for BOYS||Requirements for LEADERS|
|Age/Time||Be at least 11 years of age AND a graduate of the 5th grade||Be at least 18 years of age|
|Evaluation||Complete a Frontier Adventure||Complete a Frontier Adventure|
|Participation||Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost and be recommended for membership by the Outpost Coordinator and your Pastor||Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost and be recommended for membership by the Outpost Coordinator and your Pastor
Be in good standing in your church, regularly practicing a Christlike lifestyle.
|Advancement & Training||Be a recipient of the Discovery Rangers Gold Eagle award, Adventure Rangers Bronze Medal, or Expedition Rangers E1 award.||Earn the Ready and Safety levels of the Outpost Leader Advancement Levels of training.|
Buckskin and Wilderness membership levels may be attained by meeting additional requirements as described in the FCF Handbook (item #020540). Contact your district for information on Frontier Adventures in your area. Additional information on FCF can be found at NationalFCF.com.