Mississippi District Royal Rangers
District Director Update
If you missed attending the NRMC (National Ranger Ministry Camp) Sept. 8 – 10, at our District campground, Ranger Trails Camp, you missed a GREAT opportunity for some of the best patrol fellowship, spiritual renewment and all around MANHOOD experience!!!
We had a total of 16 men from the Mississippi District attend the camp. I’m SO PROUD of the following guys:
From Outpost 1: Jimmy Vaughn, Cole Howard and Chris Verdon; from Outpost 4: Andy Parker; from Outpost 7: Micah Bowman; from Outpost 64:Glenn Hodges and Van Easterling; from Outpost 127: Tim Lewis, Steven Butler, Michael White, Jr., Larry Autry, Michael Carter, Jeremiah Smith, Brandon Kilgo, Eric Nelson, Bart Cauley and Richard Palmer.
Each were selected for a patrol. We had the Grinning Possums, the Raging Bears, the Legal Eagles, the Stunning Stingrays and the Eager Beavers. Each patrol made an entry sign for their patrol campsite, a patrol table setting (decoration) for their patrol table, a patrol ranger derby car that each patrol raced on Sunday morning of camp, and each patrol designed their own patrol standard and patrol t-shirt that they wore proudly.
It was a great time of SPIRITUAL MANHOOD Sessions, what it is to be a “MAN” in today’s time, but most of all, a time of SPIRITUAL RENEWMENT at each of the council fire services. Man, what an agenda filled weekend it was, but oh man, what a time was had by one and all. If I may say so myself, it was a GREAT CAMP!!!!!
Special thanks to our NRMC staff cooks, Melroy Slider and Glen Carter from Outpost 7. We couldn’t have done this camp without your help. Both Melroy and Glen went above and beyond the call of duty for this NRMC. It was also a pleasure for me to serve on staff at this NRMC representing Mississippi as the host District. Each of you guys made me proud to be a Royal Ranger from the Mississippi District.
To all the leaders that attended this NRMC, I hoped it changed your life. I hope it pointed you in a direction to become the MAN that God has called you to be for your family, your church and your Outpost. Thank you guys for your dedication and commitment to the Royal Ranger ministry. Always remember, we’re here to “Mentor Future Men”.
Kenny “Fuzzy Bear” Richardson,
MS District Royal Ranger Director