Frontiersmen's Camping Fellowship

Choctaw Chapter

Firecraft

FCFers enjoy timed competition of fire starting with flint & steel.

Firecraft

FCFers enjoy timed competition of fire starting with flint & steel.

Blackpowder Shooting

Mountainmen were excellent marksmen... they had to be in order to survive. FCFers compete to see who is the best shooter at the rendezvous!

Authentic Outfits

It's always the goal of every FCFer to continually develop their outfit based on the historical period they choose.

Relaxing

Sleeping Blackhawk would always win if there was a sleeping competition. However, relaxing and taking it easy is part of the schedule.

Seneca Run

FCF Trace always includes some friendly competition. The Seneca combines all frontiersmen skills including knife and hawk throwing, trap setting, flint and steel, and blackpowder shooting.

Lodge

FCFers choose from several lodge styles including wedge tents, cabins, teepee, and baker lean-tos.

Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch oven cooking is one of the most important parts of any Trace or Rendezvous! Sitting around the campfire and enjoying a mess of delicious food is a favorite for all FCFers.

Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch oven cooking is one of the most important parts of any Trace or Rendezvous! Sitting around the campfire and enjoying a mess of delicious food is a favorite for all FCFers.

Council Fire Service

Of course the Spiritual part of FCF is the most important. There is just something special about sitting around a campfire with your fellow FCFers and allowing the Holy Spirit to move and touch lives.

PowWow Support

Serving is one of the foundations of FCF and PowWow is one of the places to do just that. From the FCF Council Fire Service to Traders Row, FCF plays a big part in the success of PowWows year after year.

PowWow Support

Serving is one of the foundations of FCF and PowWow is one of the places to do just that. From the FCF Council Fire Service to Traders Row, FCF plays a big part in the success of PowWows year after year.

PowWow Support

Serving is one of the foundations of FCF and PowWow is one of the places to do just that. From the FCF Council Fire Service to Traders Row, FCF plays a big part in the success of PowWows year after year.

What is the Choctaw Chapter FCF All About?

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship campfire symbolThe Choctaw Chapter of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) is a special program of Royal Rangers that provides men and boys with additional opportunities to develop specialized outdoor skills based on the lore and traditions of the early American frontiersmen. FCF members participate in special events where frontier skills are demonstrated and practiced. Competitions are commonly held that promote the development of these skills and reflect the excitement, color, and flair of frontier America.

Members of Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship are challenged to demonstrate the attributes exemplified by the early frontiersmen as they seek to further the objectives of the Royal Rangers ministry.

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How to Join or Advance in FCF

Requirements for joining FCF are slightly different form boys and leaders. See the full requirements below. You need to submit an application as soon as possible and then attend the Frontier Adventure on April 12 – 14, 2024 during the FCF Spring Trace at Ranger Trails Camp. The cost is...

Greenhorn Adult:
$35 FCF dues + $30 for class material = $65.00
Greenhorn Boy:
$25 FCF dues + $30 for class material = $55.00

Frontiersman Requirements

In order to become a member of FCF and attain "Frontiersman" status individuals must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirements for BOYS

  • Be at least 11 years old and a graduate of the 5th grade
  • Attend and complete a Frontier Adventure event
  • Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost
  • Complete all requirements for the following skill merits: Camping and First Aid Skills (or First Aid/CPR)

Requirements for LEADERS

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Attend and complete a Frontier Adventure event
  • Be an active member of a chartered Royal Rangers outpost
  • Be in good standing in your church, regularly practicing a Christlike lifestyle
  • Earn the READY and SAFETY levels of the Outpost Leader Advancement Levels of training

If you are seeking to advance to Buckskin in FCF, you must attend the Buckskin Adventure weekend. The Choctaw Chapter is having a first ever dedicated weekend for FCF members seeking to advance to Buckskin. Buckskin Adventure will be 22-24 March 2024 at Ranger Trails Camp. Registration Deadline is 01 March.

FCF Coming Events

Buckskin Adventure

March 22 - March 24
Ranger Trails Camp

Spring FCF Trace & Frontier Adventure

April 12 - April 14
Ranger Trails Camp

National FCF Rendezvous

July 7 - July 12
Camp Eagle Rock

FCF Fall Trace

October 18 - October 20
Ranger Trails Camp

Purpose of FCF

The threefold purpose of FCF is to:

  1. Inspire brotherhood among our members
  2. Promote personal development through advancement and training
  3. Provide valuable service to Royal Rangers and beyond

FCF in 2002

FCF Pledge

"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."

FCF Motto

"To Give and to Serve" (In Latin: "Ad Dare Servire")

FCF Symbol

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship campfire symbolThe blazing campfire is the official 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 Leadership
  • Display Woodsmanship