Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) is a special program of Royal Rangers that provides men and boys with additional opportunities to develop specialized outdoor skills based on the lore and traditions of the early American frontiersmen. The NY Ministry Network hosts a couple of FCF events including the Spring Trace and the Fall Trace. We also join in with the Northeast Region for the Colonials Territorial Rendezvous as well as the National Rendezvous every 4 years.


2018 Spring Trace

Greetings once again! It’s has been an exciting year since our last Spring Trace, as well as for me as the Adirondack Chapter FCF President.  With new changes and procedural guidelines introduced in 2016, I am excited to report that this Chapter, through its membership and the servant hearts of the FCF leadership, as a result of hard work, dedication and faithfulness, the Adirondack Chapter was recognized and received the prestigious Territorial Eagle Award for 2016/2017.   CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!


This was accomplished via an assortment of reasons such as hosting multiple events, attending other events such as Territorial Rendezvous and National Camporama, conducting all the experiences for new membership and advancement, holding competitive competitions, missions giving, Trapper Brigade service activities, training activities, FCF promotions and more.


Although I am proud to report such great news, there is still much more to accomplish toward improving ourselves as a Chapter and as individual FCF members. Striving to seek growth is to evolve this Chapter to new and better heights whereby allowing us to more effectively attain our mission goals to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. 



SPRING TRACE May 18 -20, 2018

 It’s the Perfect Spring Campout Opportunity



Spring Trace is the perfect opportunity for a Royal Ranger Outpost's spring campout. Every Ranger is invited to come, from Discovery Rangers and up, including guests and leaders. Spring Trace gives Rangers an opportunity to have fun and be introduced to FCF. To experience the frontier as it was in the 1700’s. We will also are be holding a Frontier Adventure  at this event that will provide opportunity for boys and leaders looking to join FCF.  For membership requirements see


Please keep in mind the following:

  • Modern camping technology is welcome. There will be a designated camping area adjacent to the FCF Village for non-members or outposts that do not have period equipment, yet still be and feel part of the event festivities.
  • All campers, including FCF members are responsible for their own meals.  Meals are not included as part of the event, therefore outposts must plan accordingly to bring & prepare the same.


For you leaders, you can sit back, relax a little and know that the Adirondack Chapter will provide many activities for the boys, as well as leaders to participate, including evening council fire fellowship & worship.  Share with us the warmth and glow of the campfire as we praise and worship our almighty God in the majesty of the great outdoors.


                                      ‘Ad Dare Servire’,

                                                                                                   Richard “Jacob’s Staff” Franco

                                                                                                   FCF President, Adirondack Chapter