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Metro Division 2019 Training

ROYAL RANGER LEADER’S TRAINING

A hands-on experience that teaches how to run successful outpost meetings, how to use the Rangers curriculum & advancement system, & how to build healthy relationships with boys & young men. You will also learn soul-winning techniques for evangelism.

Ranger Basics 

On October 19, 2019 at Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle in Smithtown NY beginning at 8AM Download Application below


Cost
The cost will be $35 for a chartered leader and 15% more for an non chartered leader.

Requirements
The new Leaders Manual “Inspire the Journey” is necessary for this course

Participation in all sessions is required to receive a completion certificate.


How to Dress
Active Royal Ranger Leaders wear either the Utility Uniform or the Dress Uniform. Potential Leaders may wear casual clothing. Instructors are to wear the new Utility Uniform


Communication and Address

Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle
Address: 1 Higbie Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: ((631) 265-2485
info@sgtchurch.org


Directions to Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle

DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST• Northern State Parkway East:
To Last Exit onto Rt. 454/347 East. Follow Sign to Rt. 347 (Port Jefferson). At Second Light turn Left onto Brooksite Drive. At Third Stop Sign turn left on Higbie Drive. Follow Road into SGT Parking Lot 
DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST• Long Island Expressway East:
To Exit 56. At Service Road Light turn Left onto Rt. 111. At Second Light turn Left onto Rt. 454. At First Light turn right onto Rt. 347. At First Light turn Left onto Brooksite Drive. At Third Stop Sign turn left on Higbie Drive. Follow Road into SGT Parking Lot 

DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST• Long Island Expressway West:
To Exit 57. At Service Road Light turn Right onto Rt. 454. At Fifth Light turn right onto Rt. 347. At First Light turn Left onto Brooksite Drive. At Third Stop Sign turn left on Higbie Drive. Follow Road into SGT Parking Lot.

Download the application here.

Camp Work Weekend

Camp Improvement Projects

We’re going to be working at the camp June 6-9. We have a lot that will be going on. We need adult assistance to make these improvements to our camp. The more people that can get involved the quicker we can get things up and running. There are a number of projects going on this weekend. This is our camp and it’s a beautiful place to spend time with God.

Please contact John Gingerich if you can help!

Proposed Camp Development

Roadwork

We have a great road that extends from County Rd 9 all the way up to the top of the hill. We’re looking at extending this road around the camp. Take a look at the picture to see what the plan is. The heavy white line is where we expect to build. This will extend the road from the end of the field, around the camp south to near County Rd 9, back across to the RV pad area, and also create a street through the FCF Village.

Building Plans

We also hope to build a couple of additional buildings in the future. We’re looking at an office building near the entrance, and also a multi-use building as well.

Finances

We need your help in the area of finances. Everything we plan to do will take both time and money. Having the money on hand to complete a building project when it’s needed can often be a difficult thing. If the Lord has placed it on your heart to give to the camp – and to see more boys connecting with God, please consider taking this opportunity to make a love offering. For more information on how to give, please see our giving page.

Prayer

Please keep all of our camp team in prayer. A lot of hard work and time goes into building a camp like this. It’s a labor of love and our team has sacrificially given of their time and talents to the Lord.

Pow Wow 2019

Get ready for the greatest event of the year!

Pow Wow is July 25-28, 2019. Expect this year to be the best camp yet! We’ve got so much going on that you’re not going to want to miss it.

Events

  • .22 Rifle Range
  • BB Gun Range
  • Archery
  • Paint Ball
  • BMX Bike Racing
  • Strong Patrol Competition
  • Ranger Derby
  • R/C Cars
  • Model Rocket Launching
  • Talent Night Skits
  • Pow Wow Run
  • Evening Services
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming Pool
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Nature Craft
  • Bolo Tie Craft
  • Rocket Building Craft
  • Hawk and Knife Throwing
  • Preaching Competition
  • FCF Village
  • Two man saw
  • Flint and steel
  • Blacksmithing
  • Board Games
  • Darts
  • Movie Night
  • FCF Skit
  • Saturday Evening Show
  • Great Food
  • Camping and Hiking

Special Guest Speaker

Pastor Jay Risner

Jay and Debbie Risner have been actively involved in children’s ministries for over 20 years. Jay served in the professional entertainment industry in the late seventies. In 1980, Jay and Debbie took what they had taught and produced in the secular entertainment world and went into full time ministry using their gifts and talents for the Lord.

Jay was the children’s pastor at James River Assembly, a church of over ten thousand and Timberline Church, with an attendance of over six thousand. Jay was also a children’s pastor for ten years in California before heading to the Mission Field (Africa) in 1990, as the coordinator of Children’s Ministries for East Africa. In 1993, while in Kenya, he performed and produced a children’s TV show, “Rainbow Surprise,” that is reaching today over twenty-two million people each week. Jay currently oversees full production of the show.

Today Jay and Debbie work as “Children’s Ministries Specialist International” for the Assemblies of God World Missions. They travel across the world, training children’s pastors and workers, performing in schools, ministering in large-scale kid’s crusades, and developing Children’s Ministries in many nations. Jay is a very gifted communicator not only to children, but to adults as well.

More information to come

As we get more information we will be keeping this page updated. Be sure to bookmark it!

Registration and Information

Registration Schedule and fees:
$110/person by July 1
$120/person by July 8
$130/person by July 15
$140/person after July 15

Unchartered groups will pay an additional 15%. If you need to charter, you can do so here.
Boys who have attended JLDA Summer Camps before Pow Wow get a $20 discount. (Applications coming soon)

Online Pre-Registration is available!

Online final registration is available as well. Please be sure to pre-register first so that you can take advantage of the discounts.

2019 Spring Trace

Spring is here and so is the FCF Spring Trace! It’s happening May 17-19. This is a great time to get together with all the boys and men of your outpost and experience the wonder and thrill of camping. Our Spring Trace is themed in the colonial era and there are a lot of activities to see and take part in.

You don’t have to be a member of FCF to attend the Trace (you can even bring your modern camping equipment). As a matter of fact if you are looking to join FCF, you can do so here. If you are a member of FCF, there are also opportunities for advancement that you can take advantage of here.

For more information, download the Spring Trace Registration Packet.