What can I expect as a Discovery Ranger?
At this age, skills are developed as energy begins to subside. Taking advantage of this, we help them to concentrate on key skills i.e knots, basic fire craft and some basic tool craft.
Through learning all of this they are taught to listen to important instructions, from a leader or an older Ranger along with the opportunity to assess risks for themselves teaching them to be responsible and discover more about themselves.
Now at the age where they have the chance to go on camp, Discovery Rangers discover more of the outdoors as positive social interaction is developed. They will have chance to meet Rangers from other Outposts and maybe other nations. Discovery Rangers are taught to respect others through learning the ‘Royal Ranger pledge, code, motto and golden rule' and what they mean. These are all from the teachings of the bible and are explored in depth during their weekly devotions.
What does a young person gain from getting involved?
1. It builds their self esteem.
2. It improves social skills.
3. It encourage's a young person to work within a team.
4. They have an opportunity to learn about God in a different environment, very often in the outdoors.
All meetings are age appropriate and provide a perfect mix of fun and accomplishment. As Rangers progress through the the merit system process they receive recognition for their growth.
What is our curriculum at Royal Rangers?
There are four main areas that our curriculum covers. This underpins the four Gold points of the emblem.
This along with the adventures that come with it gives young people and adults a common interest away from every day life. It helps in so many ways to develop a person to be resilient and confident, this nicely ties into another of our four areas which we cover in the curriculum.
Across all opportunities that are offered in Royal Rangers, every individual has the opportunity to learn through play and learn to develop their skills.
Having fun with others is a key and rewarding part of being involved with Royal Rangers. Developing friendships with other outposts and with friends worldwide that last a life time. This has been special a part of belonging to Royal Rangers for many young people over the years.
The main focus throughout all of this is spiritual. Royal Rangers doesn't just give an opportunity for an individual to learn skills and have fun in a Christian based programme but soon enough can become involved in and a part of the local church.