Mount Pisgah Royal Rangers

Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Mount Pisgah Wesleyan Church in rural Ontario offers its Royal Ranger program. Run during the school year, the program is modeled on the Boy Scout curriculum and adds equal time for skill development and Bible devotions. The group had its year-ending awards ceremony May 28 and its spring campout in early June. For more information on the program, contact Pastor Bob Streeter at 337-4783.

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