Leadership training is woven into the culture of Royal Rangers.
Leadership merits are taught at the Outpost, but it is only through practical application with their peers that boys truly grasp these concepts. That is why the District offers various camping and outdoor adventures throughout the year to challenge the boys to learn self-worth and the benefits of teamwork.
Young men eleven and older are encouraged to join the Junior Leadership Training Academy. Once he has competed his two Leadership camps plus three Advanced camps of his choice, he will be awarded an Academy Saber and inducted into the Ranger Elite.
It’s not an easy task, and it takes several years to complete. Boys in grades 4 to 6 are encouraged to attend Rangers Training Camp (RTC) to prepare them for the journey ahead.
The leadership camps as well as the Outdoor Survival, Backpacking and Canoeing Adventure Camps are all held on the same weekend in August. The Winter Survival adventure is held in January and the Frontiersman adventure is in May, so there are instances where the Ranger can complete two (or even three) camps in one year.