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Tomahawk Potomac District Royal Rangers  News and Information for Royal Ranger Leaders  September - October 2013

Outpost Celebrates Triple GMA Ceremony

Royal Ranger Training Center Under Construction in Kenya

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2014 Royal Rangers Calendar Preview

Gold Medal Project Lights the Night

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POTOMAC DISTRICT ROYAL RANGERS www.potomacrangers.org

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.

Alumni Celebrate 4th Annual Reunion Royal Ranger Alumni (RRA) members in the Potomac District celebrated their fourth annual reunion in conjunction with this year’s district Pow Wow. Over 16 RRA members enjoyed the time of fellowship and a delicious dinner of spaghetti and meat balls. New Members - Potomac District’s RRA recently welcomed new members Ken Robinson and Thomas Kroon. Lifetime Service Award - Gary “Blaz’n Bear” Groves received the National RRA Lifetime Service Award in a special presentation conducted during the 2013 Potomac District Pow Wow. The award citation, signed by Royal Rangers National Director Doug ROYAL RANGER Marsh, recognized Groves’ “many years of distinguished service as a dedicated leader ALUMNI NEWS with the Royal Rangers ministry.” The citation added, “Through his skills as a leader, his tireless efforts, his commitment as a commander, and his faithfulness to God, he has been a tremendous asset to the Royal Ranger ministry in its mission to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christlike 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. 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 Walt Eger Service Center

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 Chapel Springs Church 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

Serving as ‘His Plan’ By Rev. Bobby Basham District Commander

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t’s hard to believe fall is here on our doorstep and summer is—for the most part—over. Schools are all now in full session and we all gear up for a full work or school session until the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. But before we sign off the year, I want to thank each one who was able to be at our District Pow Wow in August. I am so proud of our staff and everyone who worked so hard to make it a tremendous event. We had men who worked in front of others and we had guys who worked way behind the scenes; all were so critical to the success of a Pow Wow. Come to think of it, it is a lot like both life and church. We have those who are in front of others in visible roles and we have those whom no one sees but without them, it would be very different. Think about a movie. We have the actors and actresses that everyone sees and often admires, but no one sees the sound people, the special effects personnel or for that matter the producer. But the movie would be a disaster if it went off at all, unless these individuals were doing their jobs. Guys and ladies, let me remind us all that no matter what our job, ministries and responsibilities may be, God has put you where you are for this season to do only what you can do! You are not just a part of his plan, you are his plan! I pray each one will know, that you are right now where you need to be and I urge you serve with all you have. God may move you later or you may remain for some time, but do it well, bless the Lord and know that what you do matters to him and to others.

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The Powder Keg NEWS FOR & ABOUT FRONTIERSMEN CAMPING FELLOWSHIP MEMBERS

President’s Greeting

Rev. Alan Bosmeny to Speak at Fall Trace By Bill “Red Paddle” Chestnut

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reeting FCFers. It’s that time again. I am happy to say we had another successful “Great Adventure” this year at the start of Potomac District Pow Wow. We had 28 new greenhorns complete their Great Adventure. One of the things that makes this group special is that 20 of the 28 are young bucks. This is another example of the Blue Ridge Chapter at its best. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work. Its the excellence and enthusiasm of the membership that has made us such a desirable group of which to be a part. Let's start their time in the Blue Ridge Chapter off right. Let's make every effort to provide them with an exciting and memorable Fall

Trace and show them what it means to be a part of the Blue Ridge Chapter. I am very excited about our Speaker for this Trace, Rev. Alan Bosmeny. He has been the senior pastor at Five Rivers Church in Elkton, Md. since 1997. Pastor Bosmeny first arrived in the Potomac District in 1986, at which time he started Spotsylvania Assembly

Rev. Alan Bosmeny is pictured with his wife, Donna.

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of God. As the church’s senior pastor for 11 years, he saw membership grow from 10 to over 400. God has blessed him with his wife Donna, two sons, and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Pastor Alan has run nine marathons; he scuba dives and competes in triathlons. God Bless and have a safe trip to the Trace. See you there!

Blue Ridge Chapter’s Newest Members

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elcome to the newest members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Frontiersman Camping Fellowship. Those named below successfully completed their Great Adventure at the 2013 Potomac District Pow Wow. Congratulations! John Coltellino Eli Rush Walter Eger Jason Eberle Ryan Whitely David Crozier Eric Chapman Lynn Whitely Samuel Crozier Skylar Hopson Joshua Simpson Aaron Brandell Tommy Bowers

Robert Hertless Seth Hellmer David Kopp Evan Finnessy Malachi Butts Hunter Younker C.J. Ntim Logan Marcotte Seth Merrill Zachery Dobmeir Clairbron Wilhelm Ocoee Chapelle Mathew Pierce


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ifth-grader Matthew Daugherty transitioned from Cub Scouts to Royal Rangers this year. He had been a member of Discovery Rangers at Outpost 262 at Ellicott City Assembly of God in Ellicott City, Md., for only six months when he attended his first Pow Wow with Eastern Section. He wrote about his Pow Wow adventure for a school paper . . .

A Weekend to Remember By Matthew Daugherty

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t was a cold morning. I never knew it could be so cold. My friends and I were about to enter the competition of our lives. There could be only one winner. Would it be us? Only time would tell. But first, we had to survive the first night. I trained for weeks, maybe months. Each and every Wednesday, I would attend the meeting. We would go over first aid, compass, archery, blowgun, Bible study, and fire craft. I could have a fire burning hot in only 30 seconds. We had first aid for a snake bite down to only 21 seconds. I knew everything there was to know about Exodus 25. I could answer every question they could throw at me. Would it be enough?

I just survived the coldest night of my life, but I am not sure how. The competitions were still a few hours away. We had plenty of time to practice everything at least once more. I was ready. Brian was ready. William was ready. Anxiety and nervousness showed in our faces. It was time for the competitions. We went through all the stations and tried our very best. How did we miss the rattlesnake in the first aid challenge? It was right there on the floor behind William. How could we have not seen it? There was nothing we could do. Tomorrow, they would tell us who came out on top. It was Sunday morning and we had just survived the second coldest night of our lives. It was time to prepare for the awards ceremony. A pungent odor filled the air.

Was it the smell of victory or the smell of defeat? I wasn't sure. My heart raced with excitement. Today was the day. Weeks of preparation would finally pay off. Would we be triumphant or walk away disappointed? The commanders began reading off the names of the winners. A silence fell over the crowd. You could hear a pin drop in the crisp morning air. Winner after winner was named. Cheers rang out, but it was not for us. We didn’t win again. It was gut-wrenching. What was that? What did I hear? My heart skipped a beat as I learned that we had won. We had won! Our team placed first in first aid, third in fire craft, and I managed to win third in compass. I had survived one of the toughest competitions of my life. I beat the cold, I beat the competition, and I beat myself. I worked hard, was dedicated, and determined. The results showed it. There were over two-hundred competitors but we came out on top. Despite the rattlesnake, we did it. We won! It was definitely a weekend to remember.

Eastern Section Commander Ken Black assists Matthew Daugherty at the archery competition during this year’s sectional Pow Wow.

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GOLD MEDAL SPOTLIGHT

Outpost 114 Celebrates Triple Gold Medal of Achievement Ceremony

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hree Royal Rangers from Outpost 114 at Way of Faith Assembly of God in Fairfax, Va., each received their Gold Medal of Achievement in a combined award ceremony on Aug. 24. At the court of honor for the three Rangers, Jonathan Ellison became Potomac District’s GMA #508, Brady McHugh became GMA #509 and Austin Pratscher became GMA #510.

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onathan from Fairfax, Va. entered Royal Rangers as a Straight Arrow and participated in Rangers for 11 years. He has achieved his Bronze Medal of Achievement, Silver and Gold Medals. Jonathan enjoys basketball, soccer, and music and has served on several missions trips to Texas, Jamaica, Mexico and Germany. He plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College and desires to graduate with a degree in physical therapy. Jonathan encourages other Rangers to strive for their GMA and the opportunities it brings. Most of all, he challenges them to trust in God and follow His plan for their lives.

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rady, originally from Vermont but a Virginia resident since age two, joined Royal Rangers at the age of 11 as an Adventure Ranger. He earned his Bronze Medal of Achievement in 2008 , then achieved his Silver Medal in 2011, and his Gold Medal in 2012. He enjoys soccer and basketball, playing guitar and listening to music. He is currently active in the praise and worship band at his church. Brady graduated from high school last spring and is attending Lord Fairfax Community College this fall to pursue a business degree. Brady challenges every young man to seek the Lord for guidance in everything. A favorite verse of his is Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

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ustin, originally from Berwyn, Ill., is entering his junior year at Warren County High School. Austin joined Royal Rangers at age 10 as a Discovery Ranger. Since then has earned his Bronze Medal, Silver Medal and Gold Medal of Achievement and has attended numerous leadership camps through Royal Rangers. He has served on missions trips to Kingston, Jamaica and with Teen Challenge in Maine. He has also gone on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Austin enjoys playing basketball and weight lifting. He has played high school basketball for the past three years. He was also in the WCHS band for three years where he played the clarinet and bass clarinet. Austin is currently volunteering at Warren Memorial Hospital during the summer and hopes to attend a four-year university to study forensic science.


POTOMAC DISTRICT ROYAL RANGERS & MEN’S MINISTRIES

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CALENDAR JANUARY 24-25 Regional Commander’s Conference FEBRUARY 7-8 District Staff Mtg., Fredericksburg, Va. MARCH 13- 15 National RR LEAD Conference 27-29 Extreme Makeover, Washington D.C. APRIL 4-6 FCF Spring Trace 7- 15 LFTL Banquets MAY 17 Projects Unlimited Golf Tournament 22-24 Extreme Makeover, Maple Grove A/G JUNE 20 – 29 Missions Trip Thailand JULY 14-18 National FCF Rendzvous AUGUST 10-13 Junior Leadership Training Camp 14-17 District Pow Wow SEPTEMBER 26-28 FCF Fall Adventure OCTOBER 17-18 Men’s Conference TOMAHAWK TOMAHAWK

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Rangers Learn Wilderness Survival

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oyal Rangers are the Assembly of God’s group of boys transitioning to young men. The mission of Royal Rangers is to mentor boys to become Godly, moral men that are upstanding citizens. Many of the activities that the Royal Rangers use to train and mentor young men in leadership and character include the outdoors. Some of these activities include winter camping, archery and wilderness survival. A group of young men within Highway Assembly of God’s Royal Rangers were working on their wilderness survival merit and needed a place to accomplish this task. I knew their leaders, Cmdr. Curtis Padgett and Cmdr. Mike Dobson, and was therefore more than happy to allow them to use my property to camp out and observe the boys learning some new skills. There were five boys and two commanders that showed up promptly Saturday morning to begin their skill building activities. One of the first things they did upon arrival was prepare shelters to sleep under from whatever material they could find in the woods. As they worked on that merit, Senior Conservation Officer Frank Spuchesi showed up to talk to the boys about his job, search and rescue missions and his role as a K-9 Officer with Virginia’s Department

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of Game and Inland Fisheries. He and his four legged partner, Comet, completed a demonstration regarding her abilities in finding evidence for law enforcement. Later, Officer Spuchesi gave the boys a safety brief about ticks, boating safety and staying hydrated in the heat. Indeed, it was HOT out and the sun was shining without a cloud in the sky. As the hot sun blazed down, the boys started talking about their survival merit, which included them being able to find some food in the wild by trapping, hunting or fishing. They were then required to prepare a meal using that food. We had decided that there were two ways they could get some protein in their meals. One method was catching fish and the other was hunting squirrels. Trapping was not permitted at this time of year. The young men wanted to hunt and fish anyway. After obtaining the proper licenses, we loaded up and went to the Rappahannock River to catch some fish. The boys were attentive in the instruction given by me and my partner, Gary Sanders, when it came local tips to catch fish. Each of the five boys caught some fish and were able to eat that evening. Catfish, bream, and a crappie rounded out the “surf” side of the menu and later they would try their hand in the “turf” side of the menu. When we arrived back at camp, I showed the boys how to

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clean the fish, something none of them had ever done, and then they tried their hand at it. It was very hot out and I was glad Officer Spuchesi had given us the safety brief about staying hydrated. Despite the heat the boys wanted to go squirrel hunting. Cmdr. Padgett and Cmdr. Dobson were able to give the boys a brief on firearms


safety and then allowed them to do some shooting before they took to the woods. I enjoy squirrel hunting, but I had to admit that the boys had it tough as the heat was almost miserable even in the shade. The squirrels were around but not very active. Despite this, one of the young men named Eric, was able to bag a few squirrels to add to the pot of stew that Sam, another Royal Ranger, was making from their catch. Sam and Jack, the cooks, had the toughest job in my opinion. They had to sit near a fire on a day that it was over 90 degrees. Anyone who tasted the stew would have been appreciative of the flavor that Sam and Jack were able to create with the bare essentials. We all had a mug of it for supper. There were no S’mores, popcorn or junk food at this cook out. They were eating the right way! It was a hot night despite the

breezes. I elected to sleep outdoors and “rough it” with the boys. I am not sure if it is age, the sunburned arms, the humidity and heat, or the bugs, but I got less than an hour of sleep. I think the boys fared similarly. But, I never once heard a single complaint from anyone about the conditions, being hungry or the bugs. They all took it in stride and were excited to earn their merit and get outdoors for the weekend. It was nice to see young men get outdoors in a responsible manner and work together to accomplish a goal. I look forward to seeing more Royal Rangers come out to earn their merits and learn about the outdoors. Programs like the Royal Rangers turn out excellently trained young men who have morals, excellent leadership abilities and are good examples of character within their community. It was an honor to have them on our property.

Sam Bryant and Eric Kennedy (above, l. to r.) work on building a lean-to shelter for the overnight wilderness survival campout. Logan Marcotte (right photo) displays a good-sized catfish he caught from the Rappahannock River.

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ROYAL RANGERS INTERNATIONAL REPORT

Ranger Training Facility Under Construction in Kenya By Rev. Andy Whitman

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ith God’s help, we have raised $22,500 for our project to build the Royal Ranger East Africa Training Center in Kenya. The facility will be used for the Royal Bridging Centre, for national Men's Fellowship meetings, and for Kenya Kids classrooms when not in use by Rangers. Rent and registration fees collected will pay for the upkeep of the building. Eventually, the facility will include some dorm rooms for Royal Bridging Centre needs that will also double as staff housing during Royal Ranger events and even as caretaker housing. The dining hall will additionally serve as a meeting hall and a large classroom for training events and graduation ceremonies. We still need to raise an additional $20,500 to complete the main building, which will be named in honor of the late J. R. Gould, founder of the Royal Rangers ministry in Kenya (Project Number# 15038). The total project consists of five phases. Phase 1 is the 35' X 60' tabernacle at the heart of our building that includes the dining area, kitchen, a courtyard and dorm mother/dorm father rooms on each side of the kitchen with bathrooms. First Assembly of God in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Royal Rangers International together sent $7,500 in BGMC funds to begin building the tabernacle, which is the basic “skeleton” of the building. Victory Assembly of God in Lakeland, Fla. has committed another $15,000, with $7,000 already released for use. Another $20,500 is still needed 10

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The foundation for the tabernacle for the new training center starts to take shape (above), as does masonry work for one of the facility’s bathrooms (below).

to completely finish out the Phase 1 structure and make it ready for use (the cement slab floor, walls, window, doors, plumbing, electrical, kitchen equipment, paint, etc.) The Men’s Fellowship Department of the Kenya Assemblies of God is constructing separate bathroom facilities and a septic field on the site to serve the needs of the training center. We will be able to do a lot with building once Phase 1 is completed, and we will be able to start using the remaining grounds as a campsite for all of our activities. Phase 2 is a storage facility. The Louisiana District raised $4,500 so we could buy and set a 20-foot container on the property and build shelving to store all of our Royal Ranger equipment. Phase 2 is already complete! Phase 3 is the boys’ dorms and girls’ dorms on either side of the tabernacle. Again, these are for

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both Royal Bridging Centre and for housing during Royal Ranger training events for Kenya and for all of East Africa. The site is an easy 45-minute drive from the main airport. Phase 4 is the office complex at the front of the building. Phase 5 is a second-story with additional classrooms. The total building, if all five phases are completed will be 50' X 100' and will take up about 1/4 of our acre plot. The remaining 3/4 acre will be used for parade


Shipping Container Bound for Kenya in Spring 2014 grounds and tent camping. The Kenya Assemblies of God is considering giving us an additional acre as well. Thank you to the following churches for your willingness to support our work in Africa! Your investment in the Kingdom of God is making a difference in the lives of literally thousands of boys and girls; we have at least 10,000 children actively enrolled in the 10 nations of Africa with a Royal Rangers ministry. New Commitments: Glad Tidings—Pocomoke City, Md. Mountain View A/G—Marlinton, W.Va. Word of Life—Emporia, Va. Mannings A/G—Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Embassy Church– Washington D.C.

Increased support: First A/G—Columbia, Pa. Fellowship A/G—Sperryville, Va. White Mountain Life Church—Show Low, Ariz. Cornerstone A/G—Bowie, Md. Carney A/G—Baltimore, Md.

Collecting Surplus Uniforms, Camping Equipment

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oyal Rangers International is arranging to ship a 20-foot sea container to Kenya next spring and there will be space to accommodate old khaki uniforms that are in good shape. Some churches have already expressed an interest in donating their old uniforms to Royal Rangers ministry in Africa. Donations of surplus tents and camping equipment and older tables, desks and chairs that are still serviceable are also needed. The shipping container will be available until the spring of 2014, so donated items won’t be needed before that, but churches and outposts can be thinking about it right now and preparing for it. Also, churches that have equipment, uniforms or other supplies to donate will be responsible to send the items to Andy Whitman in Fredericksburg, Va.; he will not be able to go and get them. Interested churches and outposts can contact Andy to discuss arrangements at awhitva@juno.com Our training building is going up right now in Kenya and we are going to need to furnish it. We may even need a district team in the next year or so to come over and help us finish out the building. You can check out our newest ministry video for more info at www.WhitmansinKenya.com Please consider helping us get back to Africa as quickly as possi-

ble! We are available for services, missionary windows, mission conventions, and lunch appointments to share more details about our work. Visit the “Donate” page at our website to make a taxdeductible online contribution or complete the Faith Promise Form to begin (or increase) monthly support of this ministry. Contact us at awhitva@juno.com for assistance.

2013 RRI Africa Summit was held in May in Cape Town, South Africa with seven nations represented.

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GMA Service Project Lights the Night

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ntil last summer, the parking lot at Harvest Church of God in Madison, Va., was mostly dark at night. This was a safety concern for many members of the congregation. Glenn Hannold decided to correct the situation as his Gold Medal of Achievement service project. Glenn, along with fellow Rangers from Outpost 361 and other members of the congregation, came together to erect a 24-foot aluminum light pole in the parking lot. They trenched power from the church building to the pole location, dug a 12 cubic foot hole and filled the hole with concrete. After the concrete cured, they erected the pole by hand and completed the electrical wiring. This project went so well that the pastor asked them to put up another pole, which they did several weeks later.

Glenn is also active in the youth shooting program at the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club in Charlottesville, Va. He has achieved the highest NRA shooting qualification, Distinguished Expert, for both .22 rifle and .22 pistol. At the 2012 Royal Ranger National Camporama, Glenn took first place in the senior division for Air Rifle shooting. Inset Photo

Glenn Hannold and Ian McCready pour concrete to support the light pole. Completed Project

Glenn and some of his helpers are pictured after the light pole was erected. From left to right: Caleb Kellison, Ian McCready, Cmdr. Bill Hannold, Isaiah McCready, David Hannold and Glenn Hannold.

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Registration information available at http://potomacrangers.org - go to Men’s Ministries, resources tab.

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2013-2014 Outpost Charters It is that time of year again— time for all Royal Ranger outposts to renew their annual charter. All chartering is completed on line through the National Royal Rangers office at www.royalrangers.ag.org. The chartering period for the current Ranger year (September 2013 through August 2014) is now open through Oct. 31. Please note, that the only way the district is able to capture up-todate contact information on your outpost leaders is through the chartering process. Be sure to include all contact information that is requested, especially current

mailing addresses and emails. Once you charter with the National Royal Rangers office, your outpost information is available to Potomac District, which then is used to ensure the district’s database is current. You will need all your contact information for each leader in your outpost at the time you charter, and a credit card to pay national fees. Once you charter, you will be eligible to receive discounts on Ranger gear through Gospel Publishing House. FCF Membership Fee Due If you are a part of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF), your annual membership fee is now due. You may update your membership at the Fall Trace/Great Adventure on Sept. 27-29, or send your FCF dues directly to Dennie Daniels, 523 West Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401. Please make checks payable to Royal Rangers.

Ranger Basics Opportunity Crellin Assembly of God in Oakland, Md. will host a Ranger Basics leadership training seminar on Oct. 5. The church is located at 2220 Hutton Rd., Oakland, Md. 21550. Driving directions are provided on the church’s website at www.crellinassemblyofgod.org. The cost is $20 for chartered leaders and $24 for unchartered leaders. Please make checks payable to Potomac District Royal Rangers. Walk-ins are welcome. Please invite your fellow leaders. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and class starts at 8:30. Dismissal should be by 4:30 p.m. The uniform for the day is Class C (Ranger Casual) or Utility. Lunch will be provided for a donation, or you may bring your own (there will not be time to go out). You will need to bring a copy of “Inspire the Journey,” the Royal Rangers Leader Manual (GPH Item #02TW0707), Bible, pen and highlighter. Contact Phil Georg at philgeorg@hotmail.com or 240-401 -5399 with any questions.

SERVICE TO OTHERS - Rangers and leaders from Outpost 152 at Lighthouse Worship Center in Hayes, Va. pause from their work during a community service project on July 24.

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

Chris Basham - Media/Productions 166 Serviceberry Ct. Stephens City, VA 22655 cbasham@live.com (540) 869-8432

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

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

Gary Wagner - Publications/Outreach Coordinator 3905 Swanson Ct. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 garywagner54@aol.com (540) 898-7415

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

Bob Blessing - Deputy District Commander 304 Lincolm Ave., St. Michaels, MD 21663 jrblessing@gmail.com (410) 443-7657

Mike Cocolin - Missions Coordinator 8413 Elvaton Rd. Millersville, MD 21108 mjcocolin@msn.com (410) 315-8433

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

Bill Chestnut - FCF Chapter President 346 Reservoir Rd. Perryville, MD 21903 redpaddle@yahoo.com (410) 378-3735

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

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

Harry Hawthorne - Pow Wow Coordinator 3005 Lochary Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015 harry@sitesupportservices.com (410) 420-2215

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

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

Phil Georg - Training Coordinator 111 East H St. Brunswick, MD 21716 philgeorg@hotmail.com (301) 834-9871

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

Tracy Groves - Staff Advisor 2340 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784 tgghunter@verizon.net (410) 781-4906 Dick Aldridge - Staff Advisor 46 Tadcaster Circle Waldorf, MD 20602 raaldridge@paville.org (301) 645-9091

Craig Powis - Junior Training Coordinator 100 Kingbrook Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090 cpowis@juno.com (410) 766-3612

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

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

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

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

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

Northwest Section Jerry Sinden (Acting)

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

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

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

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

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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