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Frontiersman Camping Fellowship
Jim Bowie Chapter
Trace Report for 2010
January 11, 2010
Pre Trace: January
4 thru 8, 2010.
Thanks to all who
participated and helped out as we had a great time at the 2010 Trace and held
Wilderness testing. Before the Trace, we
had several people work together to set up the new pavilion and kitchen area
for the upcoming events. Thanks to all
for the new pavilion extension as it made quite a difference at the Trace. Helping set up were Red Fox (Rev. David
Craun), Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones), Sod Buster (Roger Lachney), T-Kuto
(Lee Robinson), Lighthouse (Manson Reynolds), Mitch Miller, Justin Vallery, Eagle
Scout (Rodney Eaton), Spirit Hunter (Will Harper), Brandon Olp, Cloud Toucher
(Dennis Ryan), David Schwartz, Quint Lenard, Clint Lenard, and Dossie Jones
(wife of Snake Hunter). We had some
welcome sunshine as well as very cold weather overnight.
Primitive Shelters: Hunter – 1,
Wall Tents – 2, Baker – 1, & Marquee – 1.
Wilderness Testing: January 8 & 9, 2010.
The Jim Bowie FCF Chapter
held Wilderness Testing from Friday morning through Saturday morning January 8
& 9, 2010. The testing was run by Lighthouse
(Manson Reynolds) with various help from Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones), Red
Fox (Rev. David Craun), Sod Buster (Roger Lachney), T-Kuto (Lee Robinson), Spider
(Rev. Randy Henry), and Eagle Scout (Rodney Eaton). The Weather was clear, dry,
and very, very cold with low temperature around 15 degrees.
The candidate for Wilderness was
Cloud Toucher (Dennis Ryan).
Timers - 7.
Wilderness Candidates: Old timers - 1.
We had 1 member pass to the
Wilderness Level. Congratulations to Cloud
Toucher (Dennis Ryan) for becoming our newest Jim Bowie Chapter Wilderness
Primitive Shelters: Hunter – 3,
Baker – 1, Marquee – 1, & Wall Tents – 6.
Winter Trace: January 8, 9, & 10, 2010
The Jim Bowie FCF Chapter Winter Trace
was held at the Twin Lakes Camp Grounds on January 8, 9, & 10, 2010.
We had as our guest speaker Rev.
Darren R. Clark. Rev. Clark was part of
Louisiana Royal Rangers growing up, A Gold Medal of Achievement recipient, FCF
member, Royal Rangers Academy graduate, U.S. Army Veteran, resides in West
Monroe, Louisiana, and is now an Evangelistic Missionary to the uttermost parts
of the world. You will always be a part
of the Jim Bowie Chapter.
Our Jim Bowie Chapter Vice
President Spider (Rev. Randy Henry) was in
charge of the Trace and did a great job running it. Rev. Clark spoke on Friday
and Saturday night. He extolled us to a
closer and more Holy walk with God. It was
very, very cold both Friday and Saturday nights with lows in the mid teens or
colder. The highs were barely above
freezing for Saturday and Sunday. Our
great God, Fellowship, and Food helped us weather the cold.
We held Competitions Saturday
with many competing. It was decided to
have an early departing Sunday so we held our communal meal Saturday night and
a communal meal Sunday morning. We
extend many thanks to Hunts With Stick (Preston
Anders) and Steve Hudson for directing all of the kitchen staff and cooking
such good and hearty meals for the cold weather. Prizes for Competitions were awarded Sunday after
the Business Meeting.
Sunday morning church was led
by Spider (Rev. Randy Hendy) with our speaker being Rev. Darren Clark.
Attendance Current Members: Old Timers – 24 Young Bucks – 12 Guests – 5
Young Bucks: Candle (Joseph
Reynolds), Bryan Phillips, Kyle Norrell, Ethan Boudreaux, Wind Stone (Jeffery
West), Garrett Gooden, Christopher Bryant, Austin Boyer, Gavin Bingham, Max
Steen, Stephen Rothell, and Brandon Olp.
Old Timers: Red Fox (Rev. David
Craun), Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones), Lighthouse (Manson Reynolds), Spider
(Rev. Randy Henry), Sod Buster (Roger Lachney), T-Kuto (Lee Robinson), Eagle
Scout (Rodney Eaton), Gentle Wolf (James Anders), Cloud Toucher (Dennis Ryan), Blue
Loops (Stephens Ernst), BuckTraker (Bryan Boudreaux), Tender Heart (Steve
Boyer), Spirit Hunter (Will Harper), Stephen Hudson, Mitch Miller, Quinton
Lenard, Clint Lenard, David Schwartz, Justin Vallery, Mike Cain, Hunts With
Stick (Preston Anders), Rev. Darren Clark, John Slocum, Myron Plunk, .
Guests: David Fruge, Carl
LeMaire, Thomas Steen, Sr., Keith Norrell, and Timothy Boyer.
Primitive Shelters: Hunter –
3, Baker – 1, Marquee – 1, & Wall Tents – 6.
Business Meeting: At
the Jim Bowie FCF Chapter Annual Business meeting Sunday morning, we had lots
of old and new business to go over. We
had an opening devotion by Spider (Rev. Randy Henry) and Church by Rev. Darren
Clark. Then it was down to
business. There were three Chapter
positions (President, Scout, and Asst. Scout) that needed to be filled.
The Chapter was asked to help
defray costs on the pavilion extension.
Please send all gifts and offerings to David Craun at the A/G District
Offices using Royal Rangers Construction.
Please make sure the check is made out to Louisiana Royal Rangers with
the memo as Royal Rangers Construction Pavilion.
The President’s report was
given by Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones) and approved. The Vice President’s report was given by
Spider (Rev. Randy Henry) and approved.
The Jim Bowie Chapter Scribe’s report was given by Eagle Scout (Rodney
Eaton) and approved.
We are a 5 star chapter again
this year. Congratulations to all who
helped make this possible.
Make sure all Missions
offerings and gifts are reported to the President and Scribe for the annual
Make sure all Trappers
Brigade Hours are reported to the Scribe for the annual reports.
Our current Scout Candle
(Joseph Reynolds) and Asst. Scout Lil Bit (Kolt Kays) will both turn into Old
Timers this year so we had to elect a new Scout and Asst. Scout. The Chapter elected Tender Bear (Jesse
Derouen) as the Scout for a two year term.
The Chapter elected Ethan Boudreaux as the Asst. Scout for a two year
term. Congratulation to both Young
With many a tear filled eye,
Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones) announced that he would not be running for
President again. Snake Hunter has
faithfully served the Jim Bowie Chapter for 26 years as President. A motion was put forth and carried to name
Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones) as the Jim Bowie Chapter President
Emeritus! Snake Hunter accepted the
honor. Many, many thanks and Blessings
to Snake Hunter (Rev. Nelson Jones) and Many Stars (Mrs. Dossie Jones) for
their years of faithful service to the Jim Bowie Chapter to make it the
outstanding Chapter it is. May God
richly Bless them!
The Jim Bowie Chapter had the
arduous task of electing a new President after 26 years. The Chapter elected Tender Heart (Steven
Boyer) as our new Jim Bowie Chapter President.
We are looking forward to Tender Heart leading the Jim Bowie Chapter as
we enter a new era for Royal Rangers and FCF.
After elections and appointments,
the following are the Jim Bowie FCF Chapter officers for 2010:
Chairman – Rev. David “Red
President – Steven “Tender
Heart” Boyer – Elected at meeting
President Emeritus – Rev.
Nelson “Snake Hunter” Jones
Vice President – Rev. Randy
Scribe – Rodney “Eagle Scout”
Wilderness Rep – Manson
Buckskin Rep – Lee “T-Kuto”
Historian – Ed “Spiritual
Company Clerk – Will “Swamp
Coordinator – Preston “Hunts With Stick” Anders
Scout – Jesse “Tender Bear”
Derouen – Elected at meeting
Asst. Scout – Ethan Boudreaux
– Elected at meeting
Please remember that all Old
Timer Chapter Officers who have not taken the Chapter Officers course must
complete the Chapter Officers Course.
Please contact Rodney “Eagle Scout” Eaton for a time to take the Chapter
Officers Course. We are expecting a
great year out of the new/old officers as well as lots of work and dedication!!
We found that many of the
Trapper’s Brigade hours were still not being processed for FCF, but the new
processes put into place last year helped gain many “lost” hours for us. These hours are very important to the health
of FCF and Royal Rangers at the District, Regional, and National levels. Please turn in your hours as you earn
them. There is a Trapper’s Brigade Hours
Review Committee to review the hours and award those hours that meet the
requirements. The Trapper’s Brigade Hours
Review Committee members are Rodney “Eagle Scout” Eaton, Rev. Nelson “Snake
Hunter” Jones, Manson “Lighthouse” Reynolds, and Rev. David “Red Fox” Craun. Hours will only be awarded after review and
approval of the committee. In order to
earn hours, you must have paid your 2010 dues and attend at least one of the Sectional/District/National
events in 2010 to be active. The events
are the Frontier Adventure, Jim Bowie Chapter Trace, District Royal Ranger
Leaders Conference, Ranger Kids Field Day, IT/ICS Seminar, Regional Royal
Rangers Seminar, Royal Rangers Academy, National Royal Rangers Council, Sectional
Pow Wows, and the District Pow Wow.
Lifetime Dues: Lifetime dues are as
to 40 years old – $600.00
to 55 years old - $500.00
to 65 years old - $400.00
years old and older - $300.00
Dues are Old Timers - $25.00 and Young Bucks $15.00. All 2010 Dues are due NOW. They are good thru December 31, 2010. If you became a new member at the 2009 November
Frontier Adventure, your dues are current for 2010.
schedule will be made for the next year Trace to avoid lateness at the
raised $500.00 for our Speaker Rev. Darren Clark for his evangelistic missions work.
next Frontier Adventure will be November 12 & 13, 2010. Remember to have everyone who wants to join
FCF be ready. We will hold Buckskin
Testing in conjunction with the November Frontier Adventure and have the next Wilderness
Testing held in conjunction with the January 2011 Trace.
Trade Items table idea went over very well and will be repeated next
Trace. Bring your items to Trade or
Sell. All Wilderness Members are
required to make a Trade Item to be used as a Trace Prize for the January 2011
FCF members are encouraged to attend the Gulf Region Royal Rangers Conference as
there will be a chance to meet with National Director Marsh and learn where
Royal Rangers is moving to in the next few years. Information can be found on the Gulf Region
Web Site: http://www.gulfregionrr.org/
Jim Bowie Chapter Trace will be held in January 2011 with the date to be
decided upon. Elections will be held for
Vice President. Please remember that Old
timers are now required to have the Royal Rangers Leader’s Code of Conduct
signed by their Pastor to attend FCF functions.
was held for the second time as a Blanket Shoot event. Only recurve and primitive bows were
allowed. It was very successful with many
Young Bucks and Old Timers competing.
Everyone got to take something off of the blanket to take home. We will hold this event again next year.
Shooters: Young Buck – Candle; Old Timer – T-Kuto.
Flint & Steel –Young
Bucks: 1st – Wind Stone, 2nd – Brandon Olp, 3rd
– Stephen Rotthell
Old Timers: 1st – BuckTraker, 2nd
– Myron Plunk, 3rd – Mitch Miller
Powder Shooting - Young Bucks: 1st – Kyle Norrell, 2nd – Ethan
Boudreaux, 3rd – Bryan Philips
Old Timers: 1st
– Hunts with Stick, 2nd – BuckTraker, 3rd – Quinton
Throw – Young Bucks: 1st – Wind Stone, 2nd – Ethan
Boudreaux, 3rd – Candle
Old Timers: 1st
– Justin Vallery, 2nd – Quinton Lenard, 3rd – David
Throw – Young Bucks: 1st – Ethan Boudreaux, 2nd – Candle,
3rd – Wind Stone
Old Timers: 1st
– BuckTraker, 2nd – Quinton Lenard, 3rd – Lighthouse
– Young Bucks – 1st – Austin Boyer, 2nd – Wind Stone, 3rd
Old Timers: 1st – Hunts
With Stick, 2nd – T-Kuto, 3rd – Quinton
Master Frontiersman – Young Bucks: 1st
– Wind Stone
Old Timers: 1st – BuckTraker
Trappers Brigade hours have
been gathered and posted for all who helped with the 2010 Trace and are active
dues paying members of the Jim Bowie Chapter FCF. There were a total of 1683 Trapper’s Brigade hours
earned by 36 Members during the 2010 Trace.
Rodney “Eagle Scout” Eaton
Jim Bowie Chapter Scribe
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