Program Terms of Use

The Royal Rangers program is a ministry of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, administered through the national Royal Rangers department, under the direction of the National Director. The Royal Rangers name, emblem, and all related group and component program names and logos, are registered or implied trademarks of the General Council through its publisher, Gospel Publishing House, within the United States and internationally, with all rights reserved. Use of these items in any way by any church or individual is restricted and subject to the following terms and conditions. Royal Rangers reserves the right to deny program use privileges and/or revoke the charter of any church or individual who fails to comply with these standards.

Eligibility Requirements

The Royal Rangers program is a church ministry conducted under the direction and leadership of an approved church. Churches must meet the eligibility requirements as stated on our chartering page to qualify to conduct a Royal Rangers program.

Terms of Use

The following represents a set of standards to which the church & outpost must agree in order to conduct a Royal Rangers program.

  1. The church must agree to the ideals of Royal Rangers (RR pledge, Code, Motto, Golden Rule, Meaning of the Points of the Emblem) and represent them without alteration.
  2. The church must agree to the following core Biblical doctrines:
    • The church must affirm the divinity of Jesus Christ - that Jesus is God, and that He is the only way for mankind to restore relationship with God. Jesus is savior, healer, baptizer, and soon coming king.
    • The church must be Pentecostal, Pentecostal-friendly, or aware and comfortable affiliating with a Pentecostal ministry.
  3. The church must agree to abide by all current Royal Rangers policies, guidelines, and program standards as stated on our Policies & Guidelines page.
  4. Churches must charter their program annually through the national Royal Rangers office. A minimum of (2) adult leaders and (3) boys (ages 5-17) are required to charter a group. The primary adult leader must be at least 21 years of age.

The national Royal Rangers office reserves the right to modify these terms at any time and/or deny chartering privileges to any church that is determined not to be in compliance with these standards or the ideals of the program.

Minimum Program Requirements

The Royal Rangers program allows for a significant degree of flexibility, enabling churches to design their program to most effectively fit the objectives, image, culture and "brand" of their church. However, the Royal Rangers program likewise maintains a "brand image" that represents a comprehensive approach to mentoring boys into Christlike manhood. It is therefore essential that any church operating a Royal Rangers program provide a number of specified core program elements as central features of their program, regardless of the degree of customizations made. This both protects the RR brand and promotes confidence among parents and boys when seeking out a Royal Rangers group in their area.

The following list represents the minimum features that must be present in a church’s boys program to be considered “Royal Rangers” and utilize the Royal Rangers name, logo, and any related group or program names or insignia:

  1. Boy Membership - The program must be conducted exclusively as a boy's ministry. 
  2. Male Leadership – The program must utilize men as the primary mentors of boys.
  3. Regular Meetings - Meetings must take place on a regular basis to build relationships and foster as sense of community. Meetings must include a combination of discipleship, skills development, and fun activities.
  4. Discipleship Process - Discipleship must be a regular component of each meeting through Bible studies and/or devotions.
  5. Skills Development – Boys must be given the opportunity to learn new skills and develop competencies and confidence that promotes success in life. This is a distinctive element of the Royal Rangers program that distinguishes it from many other boy’s programs or church ministries.
  6. Activities - A variety of activities must be provided on a regular basis to provide mentoring opportunities for men and boys of various interests, such as outdoors, sports, trade skills, technology, and arts.

Any church program that does not meet these minimum standards is asked to refrain from representing itself as a Royal Rangers program or using the Royal Rangers name or logos in any way.