2021 Spring Memorandum

To all FCF Adirondack Chapter members and Royal Rangers Leaders,

This notice comes as an ANNOUNCEMENT, a REMINDER, an UPDATE, and as a FOLLOW-UP to previous event memos and newsletters.


Chapter Recognitions (National & Regional)
This year at the 2021 LEAD Conference the chapter was recognized for a Three (3) Star rating. ⭐⭐⭐
Although this breaks a 13 year streak, with the circumstances of a pandemic year, this rating was excellent and considered a top rating. Nevertheless, you may find this as a great surprise, or not, but I am pleased to inform once again (x7), to all FCF members, RR leaders and Royal Rangers, that the Adirondack Chapter has earned the NER / Colonials Territory, Eagle Award as the top chapter. These recognition’s continues to serve as a measure of our commitment to “give and to serve” toward the work of the Lord’s kingdom….“Great Job”!

Previously announced and posted last August 2020 on the RR NYMN website are the various documents that detail significant organizational matters and updates to the Chapter with regard to Policies & Guidelines, Membership Records and Event Organizing. I hope that members have taken the time to review the same, as much of the information effects all members. Based on current membership stats and member record reporting, it is evident that many still require attention to this matter. Starting with the new 2021/22 Ranger year, record keeping of member activity commenced whereby tracking individual ‘Membership Standings’. Let’s be mindful as Christian servants, take our membership and ‘Motto’ seriously, as we go about the Lord’s work. He expects nothing less, nor excepts anything less from each of us.

The following documents can be viewed on the NYRR website:

Although we continue to pray for members to come forward to serve within the Chapter to fill various open positions, God is good, remains in control and meets our needs. As such, we there has been a few changes and adjustments to our staff. I am most pleased to announce that Joseph “Papa Wolf” Otero is the new Chapter Scribe. An important position to serving the Chapter. Joe will continue to also remain as the ‘Storekeeper’ but will further utilize his personal expertise and talents to serve in his ne role as Chapter Scribe.

The following document can be viewed on the NYRR website:

Pathfinder missions efforts and opportunities were in the process for everyone to get involved, including FCF and non-FCF leaders and boys, as well as, non-Royal Rangers. Unfortunately the current situation with the Pandemic has halted all efforts. However, we eagerly look forward with great expectation as we see what God has for us and how we can serve Him in this capacity as we continue to remain missions minded and plan future missions endeavors. Remember to also keep track of your ‘Trackers Brigade’ service hours.

National Updates
Last year National FCF unveiled new updated Membership & Advancements guidelines for boys. The revised criterion is merit skills based, as well as, stepping back the advancement level minimum requirements for the other advancement levels These modifications will allow greater opportunity and encourage more boys in becoming members of FCF. An important processes in the mentoring of these young lives.

Membership and Advancement Requirements:

Frontiersman – Contact your Advancement Representative and in a timely manner and submit a ‘Membership
Application’. Complete the following requirements:
Boys Only
Earn the following required skill merits:
1) Camping and 2) First Aid Skills or First Aid/CPR
3) Graduate of the fifth grade. (Date of your 11th birthday)
4) Be an active member of your local chartered outpost
Leaders Only
• Complete the Ready and Safety Levels of the OLAL- Provide a copy of your Ready and
Safety certificates with this application.
• Be an active member of your local Chartered Outpost.
• Be presently a member in good standing in your church.
Boys and Leaders
5) Complete a Frontier Adventure.
Buckskin – AR Bronze / ER E1 Merits:12 listed trade related merits i.e. hide tanning, leather, etc.
Wilderness – AR Silver / ER E2 Merits: Black Powder Safety or Archery; and Wilderness Survival

Spring Trace

Everyone is invited to come.

We cannot emphasized enough and encourage you to make the effort to join with us. This includes Royal Rangers, guests, pastors and leaders. This event not only gives us the opportunity to connect and fellowship with others, it gives Rangers, their friends, leaders and your pastors the exposure to be introduced to Royal Rangers and FCF, experience a 1700’s frontier life style. Witness village displays, demonstrations, featured activities, competitions and open trading. Just come to relax in a casual atmosphere, let the boys have fun, but, most of all, meet up with the Holy Spirit. You will be blessed at our evening council fires fellowship & worship.

Modern camping technology is welcome.

Designated camping areas adjacent to the FCF Village will be coordinated. This will allow FCF members and their Outposts to stay together with fellow Outpost FCF members (without period equipment), non-members and guests to be and feel part of the event festivities. Enjoy the fun and challenges of camping. Demonstrate and teach camping skills to your boys. All campers and FCF members alike will setup model campsites and plan & prepare their own meals.

Welcome Parents!
We have been informed that parents transporting their boys will be coming to the event. They too are welcome to stay for the weekend as well and join with their church outposts. As such, the event fee will only be $5 and all they need to do is comply with the event registration for a “Guest”

The following documents can be viewed and downloaded on the NYRR website:

Spring Trace we will be offering all three (3) experiences. If you are seeking advancement to become an FCF member or move up to the next advancement level, you must act quickly to reach out to the respective Advancement Representative. Check the NYRR website NYRoyalRangers.org for details with regard to contact information for your respective representative, advancement applications, applicable fees and the deadlines for submitting the same.

Fall Trace packet with further event details, registration forms and itineraries has been posted on the RR Network website NYRoyalRangers.org

Take further notice, that in light of the pandemic circumstances and being sensitive to individual’s continued personal concerns, the ‘Event Itinerary’ will contain activities, however, to be prudent for safety reasons, we will still exercise, monitor and conduct certain safety protocols. It has been decided not to over plan, but maintain a lighter and safer more open schedule. Our intentions are simply to provide an atmosphere of relaxation to enjoy being outdoors.

Chapter Scout & Jr. Field Advisor

Please take further notice that we will be announcing our new Chapter Scout and Jr. Field Advisor. They will serve through till fall of 2022.

Young Bucks are encourage to review the criterion and seek advisement from the Scout Representative if you are considering applying to serve the Chapter in these honorable roles.

We are now accepting applications for the position up until the Summit. Interviews will be conducted in person at the event or special arrangements can be made via on-line if necessary.

Contact Brian “Patches” Miller, Colonials Territorial Representative, (631) 234-3756 to inform him of your interest to serve and to receive further information, guidance and instruction, as well as, to answer any questions you may have.

These applications can be downloaded by going to nationalfcf.com under Home page, select tab for “FCF Forms”

Please feel free to use the new FCF email address to communicate to us FCF@NYRoyalRangers.org

I look forward to seeing many of you taking steps to grow through advancement in FCF.

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