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Tomahawk Potomac District Royal Rangers  News and Information for Royal Ranger Leaders  March - April 2013

Life on the Inside

One Youth’s Story About Finding a New Beginning Through Royal Ranger Ministry Page 7

Light for the Lost 2013 Tour Page 5

Extreme Makeovers Aid Churches Page 9

Project Restores Family Cemetery Page 10

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POTOMAC DISTRICT ROYAL RANGERS www.potomacrangers.org

Calling All Frontiersmen! Frontiersman Camping Fellowship Blue Ridge Chapter

Spring Trace April 5-7, 2013 The Hiding Place Fredericksburg, Va.

Royal Rangers is a principal ministry of the Assemblies of God focused on discipling boys for Jesus Christ. We provide Christ-like character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and lifelong servant leaders. The Potomac District administrative region of the General Council of the Assemblies of God takes in Washington, D.C., Maryland, most of Virginia and northern West Virginia. Over 100 churches throughout this region currently provide Royal Ranger ministry to more than 2,500 boys and young men. We use many tools to achieve that goal whether it be camping, merits or interactive skills, all designed to help develop a boy into a man while having fun and getting to know God. We want to develop both men and boys in mentoring relationships and leadership skills, and guide them to Jesus Christ. We reach boys, so they may reach another in their world.

tomahawk Potomac District Commander Rev. Bobby Basham Publications/Outreach Coordinator Newsletter Editor Gary Wagner The Tomahawk newsletter is published bimonthly as a means of communicating news and information to Royal Ranger leaders throughout the Potomac District. Sectional staffs and outposts are invited to submit articles and photographs that feature activities of Royal Ranger ministries on a local level, or to share ideas and successes. Email material to garywagner54@aol.com. Please submit photos as separate jpg image files. The Tomahawk is distributed via email as an electronic publication. Email address corrections, or requests to be added to the distribution list, should be forwarded to Potomac District executive secretary Denise Raduano at potomacmm@msn.com.

Trace schedule and registration information is available on line at www.potomacrangers.org.

Royal Rangers Emblem © 1962 by the national Royal Rangers Office, The General Council of the Assemblies of God; Springfield, Mo. 65802. The Royal Rangers Emblem may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronically, mechanically, photocopies, recording, or otherwise—without prior written permission from the national Royal Rangers Office.

Potomac District Royal Rangers on Facebook www.facebook.com/PotomacRangers

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Supporting Churches, Businesses & Individuals Special thanks to our Supporting Churches, Sections, Businesses and Individuals. Your generosity enables further enhancements to this ministry. Anyone wishing to join our group of supporters may request an application from the Potomac District Royal Ranger office, email potomacmm@msn.com. SILVER MEMBERS Rev. Bobby Basham

Cross Junction, Va.

GOLD MEMBERS Projects Unlimited - Gary Groves Tracy Groves Walt Eger Service Center

Eldersburg, Md. Eldersburg, Md. Severn, Md.

SUPPORTING CHURCHES Outpost 2 Outpost 6 Outpost 9 Outpost 18 Outpost 27 Outpost 46 Outpost 47 Outpost 49 Outpost 60 Outpost 64 Outpost 81 Outpost 89 Outpost 100 Outpost 124 Outpost 186 Outpost 215 Outpost 240 Outpost 277

Trinity Assembly of God Pasadena Assembly of God Calvary Assembly of God Eastern Assembly of God Glad Tidings Church Bethel Assembly of God Trinity Assembly of God Centerpointe Church at Fair Oaks Manassas Assembly of God First Assembly of God Trinity Assembly of God Bethel Assembly of God Hancock Assembly of God Julilee Christian Center Hazel River Assembly of God River of Life Assembly of God Living Word Community Church Ocean City Worship Center

Lanham, Md. Pasadena, Md. Frederick, Md. Baltimore, Md. Norfolk, Va. Savage,Md. Lutherville,Md. Fairfax, Va. Bristow, Va. Elkton, Md. Fairmont, W.Va. Martinsburg, W.Va. Hancock, Md. Fairfax, Va. Rixeyville, Va. Spotsylvania, Va. Mechanicsville, Md. Berlin, Md.

INDIVIDUAL DONORS Homer Kitchen Gary & Faye Groves

Gerrardstown, W.Va. Eldersburg, Md.

DIRECTOR’S MEMO

Rising or Falling on Leadership By Rev. Bobby Basham District Commander

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t our annual executive and district staff meeting many important developments where discussed and a number of actions taken. First and foremost, Potomac District is a leading district in our nation because of the quality of leadership at all levels. The men who serve on the district and sectional levels are by far the very best leaders anywhere in the nation. I am blessed to work with such an experienced and creative team of leaders. It is John Maxwell who says everything rises or falls on leadership and Potomac Royal Rangers is no exception. By each one’s ministry in the local outpost and leadership beyond, Potomac District was the recipient of the Regional Excellence award based on a number of different categories largely scored by percentages and not by size. Many thanks to every leader who serves each Ranger night and consistently makes time to invest themselves in the lives of boys across our region. A number of staff changes were part of our annual meeting. Bob Blessing accepted an appointment as district deputy commander, serving with Homer Kitchen and myself. We asked the junior leaders who had been on executive staff to remain in adult roles, and we are currently looking to fill our open junior leader positions on staff. I will talk some about this at commanders’ conference. We also have a new GMA coordinator in Tyler Mazer. Our upcoming commander’s conference is where we will talk about many of the other decisions our staff has made and I will be able to report on all the latest developments from the national level, since this conference is strategically placed after we return from LEAD. We will highlight the coming year’s events and especially Pow Wow for 2013. Doug Chapman, our keynote conference speaker comes to us with a wealth of Ranger experience serving in various district and national leadership posts. He is a gifted speaker and has a passion for Royal Rangers, himself serving as a district commander in another region. Tammy Black will touch the hearts of ladies who may come to be encouraged and to enjoy time hanging out with other ladies. We have a full slate of other guests who will See MEMO on page 5

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LIGHT FOR THE LOST 2013 TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

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ll outposts are invited to attend Light for the Lost (LFTL) banquets scheduled for each section within the Potomac District between April 8 and April 16. Light for the Lost is administered by National Men’s Ministries but fulfilled by the church as a whole. Through generous giving of churches, individuals and businesses, LFTL assists missionaries and missions projects around the world with evangelistic resources to share the gospel message. Commanders who plan to attend with their Rangers are asked to make reservations with the host church at least 10 days prior to the banquet. Also at the banquet, opportunities to contribute to ongoing Light for the Lost projects will be presented. Faith promises made by outposts and churches that are funneled through the district’s Royal Ranger office are directly distributed to Royal Ranger missions activities specifically, such as efforts by Royal Rangers International to support Ranger ministries around the world. Contribute today with a special gift or sign-up to give on a monthly basis through the Councilman program. Councilmen are individuals that contribute monthly and receive a special newsletter once a month sharing testimonies and stories of what their contributions are doing. For more information on the Assemblies of God Light for the Lost ministry, on the web go to www.lftl.ag.org. For questions about the Potomac District LFTL Tour events, contact Dave Carter at pastorcarter2@verizon.net or (703) 421-3416.

Potomac District Light for the Lost 2013 Tour North Tour Speaker - David Raley

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Hancock AG, MD Living Water Assembly, Denton, MD Evangel AG, Aberdeen, MD Fogo De Chao, Washington, DC Stealey AG, Clarksburg, WV Central AG, Cumberland, MD Full Gospel AG, Prince Frederick, MD

6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

South Tour Speaker - Missionary Daniel Irizarry

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Mountain View AG, Capon Bridge, WV Clover Hill AG, Midlothian, VA Calvary AG, Virginia Beach, VA Hazel River AG, Rixeyville, VA First AG, Harrisonburg, VA Jubilee Christian Center, Fairfax, VA

6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

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encourage, challenge and instruct us in many different areas of leadership. Awareness of child sexual abuse issues and mentoring young leaders are all topics in the que. While we are enjoying a wonderful time, Rangers will be competing in our second District Ranger of the Year. Last, I will take a few moments at our commanders’ conference to share a message about our calling as Ranger leaders. I believe the Lord wants to stir something up within all of us. Remember the first 100 who register will receive a very special gift. These are exciting days for Rangers and I pray the Lord will stir all of us up to work and minister. Jesus is coming soon and I believe we are heading down a runway that is about to end. Reaching as many as you can! TOMAHAWK

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otomac District will conduct the Elite Junior Leadership Camp on April 19-20 at First Assembly of God in Triangle, Va. In order to qualify to attend Elite JLC, Rangers must have earned the Gold Medal of Achievement and have a Potomac District GMA number. Boys who have earned their GMA and know their GMA number but have not been awarded your GMA due the scheduling conflicts may still attend the Elite camp. Rangers also must have attended five prerequisite training camps before they can enroll in Elite JLC. The required camps are Discovery Ranger Training Camp (DTC), Junior Leadership Training Camp (JLTC) and Advanced Junior Leadership Training Camp (AJLTC). Two additional camps from the following list are required: Junior Training Trails (JTT), Junior Canoe Expedition (JCE), Junior Missions Camp (JMC) or Junior Survival Camp (JSC). The Elite JLC, or “Saber Camp,” focuses on the proper wearing and use of your saber and the drilling exercises. Rangers also are instructed in their responsibilities to the district for color and honor guard roles, and the role they will play in the district.

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ELITE Junior Leadership Camp April 19-20 First Assembly of God Triangle, Va. Registration deadline March 23 The cost of the Elite Camp is $160 per trainee payable to the Potomac District with your registration paperwork and medical form. Rangers must include their Potomac District GMA number on their registration form. Registration for this camp closes March 23 with no exception. Included in the cost of the camp are the Ranger’s Elite beret and patch and workbook and drill book, saber, gloves, saber guard and saber chain. The address for First Assembly of God in Triangle is 4210 Inn St., Triangle Va., 22712.

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For arrival at camp, Rangers should plan to arrive promptly at Elite JLC by 6 p.m. Proper attire will be casual street clothes as the trainees will be going to dinner as a group. Some camp instruction will be given during dinner. Qualified Rangers can find the Elite JLC camp application on line at www.potomacrangers.org. Rangers should complete and return the camp application, permission slip, health form and Code of Conduct. Questions can be directed to Bob Blessing, Potomac District Junior Training Coordinator, at (410) 443-7657.


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Inside ONE YOUTH’S STORY ABOUT FINDING A ‘NEW BEGINNING’ By Glenn Sorrentino

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’ve been in juvenile detention for about a year now. I’ve got at least two more years left. This is not my first time, but I sure hope it’s my last. I mean, they treat you OK here, but it’s pretty hard not having your family and friends with you. I have no friends here. Every day you’re with strangers, people you wouldn’t hang with if you had the choice. You even have to share your clothes with them. I never shared my clothes with anyone before, not even with my brother. It’s really kinda weird. The whole building is made of white painted concrete block. They wake us up early for no reason; the detention officers come to each cell to make sure you’re getting up and dressed. Then everybody has to get in line to go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. No choice there, everybody eats whatever they have. After breakfast, we get in line to go back to our cell block, they call it a pod. If it’s a school day, we get in line to go to class. The classrooms are pretty much like the ones in public

school, but smaller, and without windows. That’s one thing I miss a lot, seeing the outside. You move from one class to the next, like public school. We line up and go back to the cafeteria for lunch. Then more classes, ‘till 3 o’clock. After school, we might get some free time to watch TV, but there’s only one, and you don’t get to choose the program. And

there’s no video games, that’s another thing I miss. So, if you don’t like the program on TV, you can just hang out in your cell, they call it your room. No widows there, either. Some guys read, but I’m not a big reader. So, maybe you get so bored you just sleep. That’s hard, because the lights never SEE INSIDE ON PAGE 8

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turn off. Then we go back to the cafeteria for dinner. If it’s a weekend, you get a little more free time, but there’s still not much to do. Visitors come in for some of the guys, but I haven’t had a visitor since I got here. I guess my family and friends are too busy. I think it’s that way for most of us. It’s important to try to stay out of trouble. Some of the guys are so bored; they’re looking for some action, looking for a fight. If you get into a fight, even if you didn’t start it, you get room time, which means you get locked in your cell and don’t get to go anywhere. That’s really boring. So I try to stay straight, keep out of trouble. And if I do that for a couple of weeks straight, I earn extra privileges, like attending Royal Rangers. Royal Rangers is a group of men from some church around here who come in every weekend. We recite the pledge to the flag, play games, sometimes they bring in a cake to celebrate somebody’s birthday. They sang Happy Birthday to me once, it almost made me cry, I can’t remember having anybody do that before. And at the end of each meeting, we circle up and somebody shares a story from the Bible, or something they experienced about God. A few months ago when they were talking about Jesus, I felt like

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‘Royal Rangers is a group of men from some church around here … a commander prayed with me and I asked Jesus to forgive me. He has given me a new heart, and a new beginning.’

the guy was talking about me. He was saying that Jesus can give us new life, a new beginning. He can exchange our old heart for a new one. So, I raised my hand, and a commander prayed with me, and I asked Jesus to forgive me for all my sins and be my Savior. And I feel like it’s true, He has given me a new heart, and a new beginning. Awhile back, the Royal Ranger guys brought a missionary to the meeting with them. He told us about parts of the world that he had visited, just to tell the people there about Jesus. I thought, he sure went to a lot of trouble to talk to those people. But then I thought he went through a lot of trouble to come to us here in the detention center, and all he was doing was talking about Jesus. I thought maybe the people in those far away countries think the same thing. I had never met a missionary before. I don’t know what I thought they’d look like, maybe old and skinny from not eating much. But this guy was young, and seemed to be eating real good. I guess the best way to

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describe him was love. He really showed us love, not in a fake way, not just showing off, but real love. He said it was the love of Jesus. After he finished talking to everybody, I had a chance to talk with him, and told him I had received Jesus into my heart, and wanted to tell other people about Jesus, like he does. He prayed for me, that God would use me as a missionary. He told me I don’t have to wait until God sends me far away, I can start right here at the detention center telling people about Jesus. So that’s what I do. Maybe someday, if you come to the detention center, and hear some guy telling the boys how Jesus can change their lives, and give them a new start, maybe that guy will be me! Author Glenn Sorrentino is the Adventure Rangers commander at Outpost 158 at Harvest Assembly of God in Chesapeake, Va.


MISSIONS TEAM READY TO GO

Funds Needed for Church Construction in Havana, Cuba

By Rev. Bobby Basham Potomac Men’s Ministry Director

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xtreme Church Makeover Projects are one of the main focuses of Potomac Men’s Ministries. These projects engage men in ministry while providing a muchneeded boost for churches that are unable to renovate their facilities themselves. Please consider joining us for one or more of the Extreme Church Makeover projects remaining this year (described below). Frostburg Assembly of God June 13-15 This project will be similar to South Cumberland, it will be an interior sanctuary renovation with new bathrooms being installed, much paint. We will be painting the entire sanctuary and ceiling and installing new lighting as well. Building a new sound booth. We will tear out basement walls, replace lighting there and paint concrete floor. We will need electrician and helpers, carpenters, lots of painters, plumber and laborers. Fellowsville Assembly of God September 19-21 This project we will be painting

most of the church, renovating bathroom stalls, walls and ceiling, redoing kitchen cabinets, countertops and putting ceramic flooring in bathrooms and foyer area. This project will be two-phased with a Spring 2014 date to re-shingle the roof. We need carpenters, painters, and general labor. Each of these projects are for wonderful churches who are actively reaching out into their communities and each pastor is part of a leadership cohort process, building the leadership team while we come and help them with their facilities. At each project, meals are provided, we will sleep in the church or you may stay at an area hotel at your expense. I will provide that information when we get closer to each project. We strongly urge you to bring your own tools that you will need. I cannot tell you how much these projects mean to the people, the pastors and to the communities. Please make you plans to be a part of 2013 Extreme Makeover Projects sponsored by Potomac Men’s Ministries. Sign up on line at www.potomacmen.org.

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avana, Cuba is the site for the next Men’s Ministries missions trip. In this communist country, the walls have been coming down! Revival has hit the island from ocean to ocean, and the church is exploding in growth. Houses have been turned into churches and streets into open air meetings. All of this in a country whose government refuses to believe in God! God will not be confined to any political agenda. As the church has experienced unprecedented growth, I hope you will join me to help provide a facility where believers can gather to worship God. In a community where people have done without for so long, they can come to a place to meet with God and find hope beyond their circumstance. We will be one of several teams that will be working on a church that will seat 700 people. What a miracle for the government to issue the permits for such a facility. This is God’s time for Cuba! We have a team of 12 men ready to go. What I need help with is the construction costs. We need to raise $12,000 to pay for the supplies needed for this team to build. The men are willing, many of them sacrificing personally to go, but we need the support of others to help us with construction costs. Just a few short years ago, who would have thought, we could build a church in Cuba? Will you help us with a one-time gift to build a church in Cuba? We can provide you with a short video about Cuba and God’s work, if you would like to show your church or Missions Board. Funds are needed by June 1, 2013. Make checks payable to 'Men's Ministries' and write “Cuba” in the memo line. Mail to Potomac Men's Ministries, P.O. Box 690, Gainesville, Va. 20156.

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n old, isolated family cemetery that had fallen into neglect was restored to a measure of respect and dignity at the hands of Expedition Ranger Isaiah Padgett and fellow Rangers and friends for his Gold Medal of Achievement service project. Isaiah has been active in Royal Ranger Outpost 48, hosted by Highway Assembly of God in Fredericksburg, since he was in the fifth grade. His service project, conducted late last summer, involved repairs to a private family cemetery located on property currently owned by Calvary Chapel in the White Oak area of Stafford County. Situated in an overgrown wooded area, the small cemetery had been overtaken by trees and underbrush. Tombstones – dating to the Civil War era – were covered with leaves and forest debris, and en10

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graved lettering obscured by moss and dirt. Isaiah mobilized a group of volunteers from Outpost 48 and the Girl’s Ministry at Highway Assembly of God to clear away trees and underbrush from the cemetery, clean the tombstones and weave vines pulled from the trees to make two archways to the grave yard. Isaiah also fashioned a wooden sign to be placed at the cemetery’s entrance. Isaiah’s Gold Medal of Achievement presentation was held on Oct. 21 at Highway Assembly of God by Rev. Bobby Basham, director for the Potomac District Royal Rangers. Isaiah was the 482nd boy in the Potomac District to earn the Gold Medal of Achievement, and was the twelfth Royal Ranger from Outpost 48 to achieve the award in the outpost’s 40-year history.

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Isaiah Padgett (top photo) is pictured at the Civil War-era cemetery he helped restore as his GMA project. Toothbrushes were used to carefully clean long-neglected tombstones (right photo).


ROYAL RANGERS IN MISSIONS

Pathfinders Labor on New Church Building in Ecuador By Mike Cocolin Missions Coordinator

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n November last year, 12 men from the Potomac district boarded a plane heading for South America. It was my privilege to lead yet another Pathfinder construction trip to Ecuador. Our mission was to build a new church building for the Assemblies of God congregation in Madrigal, a suburb of Quito located on the southwest side of the huge Andes mountain plain. When we arrived we found a thriving community of believers in a small church building led by pastor Ignacio Allaica. The weather was cool and humid on Monday as we began work on various tasks at the construction site. It rained every afternoon and on Tuesday we experienced a good old down-home thunderstorm. The team was divided into groups to work on the exterior brick walls and a concrete retaining wall. The area we were working in was under

development. The roads around the church were unpaved and full of ruts and potholes. The field adjacent to the church was inhabited by pigs and was covered with the things that pigs leave behind. Our workday began with some of our guys doing road repair and others on pig p##p detail. We were in high spirits and not a complaint was heard. By Wednesday the roofing material

had arrived and by Thursday we were mostly protected from the rain. By the end of the week we had accomplished a lot. We knew going in that we would not be putting the finishing touches on the church. However, we made great progress towards completing the building. With God's help we had more than quadrupled the meeting space of this little mountain church. On Friday evening we held a dedication service inside the new building. Each man prayed and laid hands on the fresh brick and concrete. We had noticed during the week that the ladies in the church were doing a lot of knitting. On Friday we realized that they had been knitting a scarf for each member of the team as they presented each one to us with a hug. This trip will certainly be remembered by all who participated. God blessed us with his protection and the people of Ecuador blessed us with their love and appreciation for the sacrifices made to further God's kingdom through construction missions.

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World Class Outpost The World Class Outpost seminar is designed to expose the outpost leadership team to a successful set of practices, methods, strategies, and tools that will enable them to develop into a “World Class Outpost.” Outpost leaders are encouraged to attend and complete this event together. WCO is a requirement for the “Advanced” level of the Rangers Ministry Academy and will go toward the LME (Leaders Medal of Excellence).

nect with God and explore spiritual manhood. NRMC will count toward the “Trained” level of the Rangers Ministry Academy and will go toward the LME (Leaders Medal of Excellence). Location and Date: Northwood, N.H. - Sept. 13-15 Early registration deadline is Aug. 2. Please do not procrastinate. Send in your application now. You

Locations and Dates: Derry, N.H. -April 26-27 Early registration deadline March 22. Wayne, N.J. - May 17-18 Early registration deadline is April 12. Irwin, Penn. - July 19-20 Early registration deadline is June 14. National Ranger Ministry Camp The National Ranger Ministry Camp (formerly known as National Training Camp or NTC) will give instruction in basic outdoor skills and activities providing leaders with the skills needed to take their Ranger boys on exciting outpost activities outside their normal weekly meeting times. Instruction in effectively implementing the team/patrol method will be offered as a means to facilitate junior leadership development. Also, leaders will be challenged to con12

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will not lose any money if the camp is cancelled and if for some reason you cannot make the camp, the money can be transferred to a future camp. Information on these training camps is posted on the national Royal Rangers website at www.royalrangers.com. Leaders can find out the status of each camp and print out an application and an information packet with a map to the campground.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2013 January 25-26

Northeast Regional Commanders’Conference March 22-23

Potomac District Commanders’ Conference & Ranger of the Year Competition April 5-6

Frontiersman Camping Fellowship Spring Trace August 11-14

Junior Training Academy August 15-18

Potomac District Pow Wow September 27-29

Frontiersman Camping Fellowship Great Adventure


GOLD MEDAL SPOTLIGHT

Isaiah Padgett recently became the 12th Royal Ranger from Central Section’s Outpost 48 at Highway Assembly of God in the 40-year history of that ministry to earn the Gold Medal of Achievement. At his Court of Honor on Oct. 21 last year, he became GMA #482 for Potomac District.

The Value of Royal Rangers to Me By Isaiah Padgett

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oyal Rangers means a great deal to me. When I look back on my years as an Adventure Ranger, I see all the fun and memorable moments that made me love the program from the very beginning. All the skills Rangers has given me and the leader it has helped me become are just a few of the benefits that I have received from this program. I have come to appreciate the program and how you grow Physically, Spiritually, Mentally, and Socially in it. I have grown physically through merits like rope craft, fire craft, primitive shelters/primitive snares, and my all-time favorite, lashing. I have learned how to survive in the wilderness if ever I need to. Through the physical fitness merit, I understand why God wants me to keep my body in good physical health. I have grown spiritually and have learned the importance of trusting God. The Royal Ranger program has also given me the courage and know how to witness to others. I understand that putting your faith in God through tithing is always important, as He will always provide for your needs. I know that God will always provide because he has done

so when my family has been in need. I have grown mentally as a leader. I have learned new skills such as camping, teaching, mentoring, and witnessing. Through training camps like JTC, I have become a better leader and role model. Through these skills and others, I can now help train new Rangers to become future leaders. I have grown socially in Rangers as well. Since I have joined Rangers, I have made many new friends in my outpost, and I have had the opportunity to make lifelong friends from other churches. I have had many great experiences in the program; most notable are

the pow wows. I have made many memories and friends on these campouts, and have been able to put my new skills to use in everyday life. I have greatly enjoyed Rangers, and still enjoy being part of the Expedition Rangers. As much as I wish I could describe the value of Royal Rangers to me in just one paper, unfortunately, I cannot sum up everything in just one word, sentence, or even an essay. Royal Rangers means so much more to me than that. After listing the things I have learned in the program, you should get a good idea of what the value of Royal Rangers means to me. It is my desire to encourage my fellow brother Rangers to continue on the path towards their Gold Medal of Achievement. Earning this achievement is not the end, but only the beginning of the journey. Royal Rangers will always be an important part of my life and one day I wish to pass on the knowledge I have gained and become a Commander and guide the next generation of Rangers toward their GMA.

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POTOMAC DISTRICT ROYAL RANGERS STAFF SECTIONAL COMMANDERS

EXECUTIVE STAFF Rev. Bobby Basham - District Commander 166 Serviceberry Ct. Stephens City, VA 22655 bbasham@potomacag.org (540) 869-8432

Linda Cocolin - Health Officer 8413 Elvaton Rd. Millersville, MD 21108 lkcocolin@msn.com (410) 315-8433

Mark Brannon - Capital Virginia Section P. O. Box 390 Owings, MD 20736 capseccmdr@verizon.net (410) 257-9446

Homer Kitchen - Deputy District Commander 8614 Apple Harvest Dr. Gerrardstown, WV 25420 Kitchenhl@msn.com (304) 229-5793

Seth Van de Ven - Special Aide de Camp 3202 Amberley Lane Fairfax, VA 22031 seth.vandeven@gmail.com (703) 560-5886

Mark Brannon - Capital Maryland Section P. O. Box 390 Owings, MD 20736 capseccmdr@verizon.net (410) 257-9446

Bob Blessing - Deputy District Commander & Junior Training Coordinator 302 Stiemly Ave. Glen Burnie, MD 21060 jrblessing@gmail.com (410) 760-9330

Tyler Mazer - GMA Coordinator 99 Shenandoah View Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 camarocougar@comcast.net (304) 876-1875

Ken O’Maley - Central Section 11042 Settletown Place Rixeyville, VA 22737 kenomaley@aol.com (540) 937-6139

Isaac Brannon - Special Aide de Camp P. O. Box 390 Owings, MD 20736 ltbrannon@verizon.net (410) 257-9446

Marvin Boswell - Southern Section P. O. Box 35 Rockville, VA 23146 mwboswell@gmail.com (804) 749-8397

Dale Eger - Special Aide de Camp 8213 WB & A Rd. Severn, MD 21144 Dale.eger77@gmail.com (410) 551-3454

Phil Vieth - Tidewater North Section 200 Treis Trail Yorktown, VA 23693 philvieth@verizon.net (757) 766-8351

Cliff Jewell - Staff Advisor 9150 James Madison Hwy. Warrenton, VA 20186 jewellsrthe1@aol.com (540) 216-3365

Roger Riendeau - Tidewater South Section 7719 Doris Dr. Norfolk, VA 23505 roger.riendeau@cox.net (757) 440-8432

Sam Linn - Staff Advisor 1687 McCoys Ford Rd. Front Royal, VA 22630 shlinn@comcast.net (540) 635-7497

Ken Black - Eastern Section P. O. Box 58 Manchester, MD 21102 Talloak218@aol.com (410) 239-2645

Tracy Groves - Staff Advisor 2340 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784 tgghunter@verizon.net (410) 781-4906

Robert “Buzz” Gregory - Eastern Shore Section 9260 Hickory Mill Rd. Salisbury, MD 21801 Buzzgregory@comcast.net (410) 742-0415

Dick Aldridge - Staff Advisor 46 Tadcaster Circle Waldorf, MD 20602 raaldridge@paville.org (301) 645-9091

Jerry Sinden - Northeast Section 1805 Milstream Dr. Frederick, MD 21702 Sindenfred@aol.com (301) 620-0034

Bill Chestnut - FCF Chapter President 346 Reservoir Rd. Perryville, MD 21903 redpaddle@yahoo.com (410) 378-3735 Harry Hawthorne - Pow Wow Coordinator 3005 Lochary Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015 harry@sitesupportservices.com (410) 420-2215 Phil Georg - Training Coordinator 111 East H St. Brunswick, MD 21716 philgeorg@hotmail.com (301) 834-9871 Chris Basham - Media/Productions 166 Serviceberry Ct. Stephens City, VA 22655 (540) 869-8432 Gary Wagner - Publications/Outreach Coordinator 3905 Swanson Ct. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 garywagner54@aol.com (540) 898-7415 Mike Cocolin - Missions Coordinator 8413 Elvaton Rd. Millersville, MD 21108 mjcocolin@msn.com (410) 315-8433

Northwest Section Jerry Sinden (Acting)

Gary Groves - RR Alumni President 2326 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784 blaznbear@verizon.net (410) 781-0236

Greg Barr - North Central Section Box 384, Fort Ashby, WV 26719 ncscribe@yahoo.com (301) 786-4244 Western Section Greg Barr (Acting)

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