March 30, 2017
The Trappers Brigade is a service aspect of the Frontiersman Camping Fellowship (FCF) of Royal Rangers that promotes the active and ongoing involvement of FCF members in service to their outpost, church, community, and world. To participate in the Trappers Brigade, an FCF member must meet certain qualifications as defined in the FCF Handbook.
Trappers Brigade provides three sequential levels of recognition to reward members for their hours of service. Members attain each level as they accumulate a specified number of hours in each of the following categories:
In March of 2017 the national Royal Rangers office announced a revision to the number of hours required for each level of recognition. The revised number of required service hours are now as follows:
|Company Trapper||Bourgeois Trapper||Free Trapper|
|Outpost||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|Church||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|Community||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|Missions||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|Other||20 hours||40 hours||60 hours|
|Total =||40 hours||80 hours||120 hours|
Once Free Trapper status is attained, a member receives a number for each additional 40 hours of service rendered according to the distribution above. That is, when 160 hours are accumulated, a number "2" would be worn on the Free Trapper insignia on the Royal Rangers uniform. When 200 hours are accumulated a number "3" would be worn.
For information on the types of service that qualifies for each category please refer to the FCF Handbook, 2017 edition.