What to expect for a pioneer Ranger?
At this age we understand that they have an abundance of energy. Whilst trying to harness this as well as supporting it, we aim to help every Pioneer Ranger discover their own individual identity. They are encouraged to be creative, whether they are indoors making crafts and homes for mini beasts or learning and playing in the outdoors.
Along with all of this they will have chance to enjoy some basic scouting, with natural materials and maybe have a roasted marshmallow or two around a fire.
Within all that takes place, no matter what the activity is, our Pioneer Rangers are encouraged to ask questions and discuss who God is. At this age where they are constantly asking questions, as leaders we love to help, as they map out and pioneer all the adventures that Royal Rangers has to offer.
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 a special 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.