In January, Rev. Johnnie Barnes, the Assemblies of God youth director from the North Texas district, is invited by the Executive Presbytery to birth a new ministry for boys and young men. Rev. Charles Scott suggested the name Royal Rangers, and Johnnie Barnes is appointed as National Commander.
The Royal Rangers Leadership Training Course (LTC) is developed.
The first district-wide camps (then called Pow Wows) are held.
The first National Training Camps (NTC) for Royal Rangers leaders are held in the states of California, Colorado, Missouri, and New York.
The first National Camporama.
Pastor Ken Roblin launched Royal Rangers nationally here in the UK. Briton Ferry became Wales 01, quickly followed by Tonyrefail Wales 02 and Aberbargoed Wales 03.
The first UK National Training Camp (NTC) for leaders is held at Bonsall in Derbyshire.
Pastor Ken Robling became the first National Commander of the United Kingdom
The first National Training Trail (NTT) for leaders was held.
Emrys Burnett was appointed the second National Commander of the UK
The first Junior Leaders Training Camp (JLTC) was held and the first British Royal Ranger magazine was produced.
Royal Rangers opened its doors to girls and Royal Ranger Missions sent a team out, to help Ghana AOG Rangers.
Beloved founder, Johnnie Barnes, dies after leading the ministry from its inception for twenty-seven years.
The first Advance National Training Camp (ANTC) was held.
The first Buckaroo/straight (Pioneer Rangers/ Discovery Rangers) arrow training conference for leaders was held.
The first Eurocamp was held in Switzerland (600 attended)
Scunthorpe (England 18) was the first group to charter (register) 100 members.
The second Eurocamp was held in Denmark (2000 attended)
The first British edition of the children and leaders handbooks were published.
The Third Eurocamp was held in Germany (approx.2500 attended)
Nelson Hogg was appointed the third National Commander of the UK
Royal Rangers International is started to establish, strengthen, and serve Royal Rangers development around the world. Today, Royal Rangers is active in over 70 nations. Royal Rangers UK was granted charitable status.
The fourth Eurocamp was held in Finland ( over 3000 attended)
Bob Holland appointed the fourth National Commander of the UK. Adventures in camping UK was published.
Royal Rangers-now an official uniformed children’s ministry under the Assemblies of God church.
Fifth Eurocamp was held in Norway (attendance 4000 )
Sixth Eurocamp was held in France (6300 attended)
Buderscamp in Germany saw the biggest gathering of Royal Rangers anywhere in the world with an attendance of over 14000
Seventh Eurocamp was held in Poland (attendance 7300)
Andrew Downes was appointed Fifth National leader with his wife Leann Downes as Assistant National leader,
Former National training chief John Wayte retires from the post
Former National commanders Emerys Burnett and Nelson Hogg retires from the ministry.
Eurocamp in Switzerland cancelled due to Covid -19
In 2016 Royal Rangers UK started to see many of the new changes with the curriculum, uniform and advancement system. And so our history is still being written. Our vision and prayer is that we can impact this generation through the Royal Ranger ministry; by evangelising, equipping and empowering our children.
We are currently in an exciting transitional period after more than 40 years of Royal Rangers. Since 1976 we are keeping the heart of ‘Royal Rangers past’ in mind as we move forward towards, to what God has got in store for the children and young people of this nation; by making sure that we are keeping the scouting, camping and spiritual elements at the core of what we do.