- by men they look up to. We let boys know they have what it takes to be a man of God.
- We teach Christlike-character boys can apply through adolescence and beyond.
- We truly care about others. We pledge to serve God, our church and our fellow man.
- Our fun, relational activities teach confidence and self-worth.
- Ranger leaders teach others to do what they do best.
- Boys learn by doing. Rangers encourage others, empowering them to always do their best for God.
- We cultivate unity, teamwork and a focus on the common good.
- Rangers are equipped for a lifetime.
Junior Winter Training Camp provides another opportunity for Rangers to experience the great outdoors, but this time in a colder setting. Candidates will enjoy a variety of winter activities like sledding and snow shoeing. Another part of the camp is centered around Winter Survival. Campers will learn to make winter shelters, cook in the cold, and survive harsh conditions. This advanced training will equip each candidate with the skills they need to, not only survive a winter, but to have fun at the same time. This camp counts towards your Saber. A limited number of Rangers will be allowed to attend this camp.
"Rangers is much more than awarding medals" according to Jody Smith, Adventure Rangers leader, "it's about mentoring future Christian leaders". And that is exactly what Oak Creek AG strives to do. Evidence of how they equip boys and young men for ministry is evident. During the morning service, a Ranger operates one of the TV cameras - one of the skills tought by Rangers. Another is setting up the banquet tables while his friends usher parents and guests to their seats. During the ceremony, one of the medalists explain how the Expedition Rangers are building a tree house as part of the set for the church's Christmas musical.
"Rangers certainly has come a long way and we are building relationships with one another like never before" Smith added.
Gerry Krebsbach, our District Director was present to award one Ranger Kid his Gold Trail, three Discovery Ranger Gold Eagle awards, four bronze medals, three silver and the prestigous Gold Medal of Achievement to Noah Kelly.