"Powder Horn"President's Report
Winter Issue 2014
The Daniel Boone Chapter
Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship
we are getting ready and looking forward to another new year. Some of us met at
the campground recently and cut 22 cedar trees to season for the winter to be
used for our new platform in the FCF village council fire area. We are looking
forward to finishing this up before the next big FCF event so we can enjoy the
rewards of our sore muscles. Stay tuned for more projects to be announced to
make our camp even better. Merry Christmas to one and all.
Fred "WW" Lipowicz ~ President
would like to thank everyone who helped make the Fall Trace a great event; to
the cooks for Friday night's supper, to those who helped run and organize
events, to Dan Hitchcock for blessing us with Friday and Saturday night
devotions, to Tristan Hubbard all the way from Arkansas for Saturday morning
devotion, to PJ for the music and worship time and to Jerry for letting us camp
at his farm. I believe a great time was had by all. What a great turnout. I'm
looking forward to seeing you all at the Winter Outing.
- this year the Winter Outing will be held at 1st Assembly in Bolivar January
23-24. We will have new crafts this year, along with our normal ones; one will
be a folding stool. Plan to join us. We will have something for everyone. Good
fellowship and good food. Cost is $12.00 which includes a snack Friday night
and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
Frank "Reed" Reed ~ SW FCF VP
SE/NE Winter Outing will be held at Boss AG Church in Boss, MO on
January 23 -24, 2015. The cost will be $10.00 per person. The events are not
planned yet but I will send details via the SoMorr Googlegroups. We will
have the Assistant Scout testing during this event so if you have any boys that
want to hold this position, get them brushed up for the skills testing. As
always we will have a silent auction, so please gather the items you would like
to donate and bring with you. Ted "Choctaw" King ~ SE FCF VP
Outing for NW division will be held at Englewood AG at 10626 E Winner Rd Independence,
MO. Cost is $15.00 each and includes Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast
and lunch, a patch, insurance and etc. Plan to arrive around 3:00pm Friday 1/23
and leave about 3:00pm Saturday 1/24. Friday's evening service will begin about
8:30pm. Saturday we will do FCF related projects and crafts. Prices will run
from $5.00 - $30.00 depending on what you decide to make. We will supply power
tools and expertise - ha, ha. Bring any trade items for show or trade. This
event is open to all boys and men from Discovery grade 6 and older. You don't
need to be an FCF member to join us for this event. Any questions call me at
816-520-0713. We are looking forward to seeing you all there. Also Merry Christmas to all and God's blessing on you and your family.
Jerry "Flintlock" Haines ~ NW FCF VP
Company Clerk's Report
had a great past year and also had a few changes to our Membership roster that
affected our membership numbers. In the past years the list with active members
meant if anyone showed up every few years and was still alive they were kept on
the list. The national FCF office wanted a more precise count, so we voted to
change it to active is dues paying members. Anyone that had dues outstanding
for 3 years or more was no longer counted as active members. Lifetime
memberships are always counted as active. This changed our active list from 600
to 250 active members. I still keep past records on all members but the dues
are important to keep up. They help fund the many FCF contributions we give to
our Royal Rangers Campground. Keep those dues current to help with all the good
stuff we do. If it's been years since you've paid dues take time to invest in
your Chapter and be part of the good things we do. Consider buying a lifetime
membership, it's still a bargain at $150.00.Mark Jones ~ Company Clerk
Friends, 2014 is just about gone and it will soon be a brand new year. I can
say I've been blessed with a great year; I have a wonderful wife who supports
me and my ministry within Royal Rangers, and I have a great outpost that is an
honor and blessing to be the OP Coordinator for, and I have a great job that
allows me opportunity to serve in this ministry. I'm wrapping this year up by
recovering at home with a brand new knee. It's not been much fun so far but
recovery is coming along well and I expect to be at Winter Outing. My pard,
"Hardtack" is in the same place I am, but I got a 3 week headstart;
I'm sending you wishes for a quick and complete recovery, Cmdr Larry.
you haven't heard yet, I have tendered my resignation as Chapter Scribe. Jim
"Keeper" Haines has been appointed the position and I will pass the mantle at
of the end of December. But don't fret your pretty little faces, I'm not going
anywhere; I've been appointed as the Wilderness Rep.
like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to
all my FCF Brothers and Royal Rangers Friends. Rick "Simon Tanner" Dostal ~ Scribe
Christmas to the finest company of frontier men of God this side of the river
Jordan, or any other river out there! This old timer sends greetings from the
hospital where I had knee replacement surgery today. I have often wondered how
many frontiersmen end up with worn out knees when they got older. A study of
photographs of veterans of the Mexican War and other wars shows many of them
hobbling on canes when they were old men. Some of us have had to get the worn
out parts replaced recently, including Simon Tanner. God willing we will see
y'all at Winter Outing next month. MERRY CHRISTMAS, and may God bless you
beyond measure! Larry "Hardtack" Toll
to both you Old Timers and Young Bucks, it's been quite a year. Fun Winter
Outings at each Division, a fun Spring Trace, a nice FCF camp at Pow Wow, Fall
Trace was pretty sweet, and you can't forget National Rendezvous; this year was
overall a success. So to all you rugged mountain men out there let's make this
coming year an even better one. I know I'll be trying, with a full heat at
that. I can't wait to serve not only as your Chapter Scout but as a fellow
friend too. Edward "Full Heart" Martinez Chapter Scout
my name is Manuel Elivo the new Assistant Scout for the South West Division.
I'm glad to be the Assistant Scout because FCF and Royal Rangers are a big part
of my life and this job just makes it better. I hope this is a good year and we
can make a lot of things happen. Thank you.
Manuel "Smiling Fox" Elivo SW Div Asst Scout
I look forward to serving as the new Scribe for Daniel Boone Chapter. I am humbled to have been chosen for this task and strive to do my best to fulfill the duties of my post. I am excited to see what God brings for us in the year to come and hope to see everyone at the events next year.
Jim "Keeper" Haines Scribe
Daniel Boone Sized News
Edward "Full Heart" Martinez ~ Scout
Manuel "Smiling Fox" Elivo ~ SW Asst Scout
Jim "Keeper" Haines ~ Scribe
Keith "Running Fox" Prince ~ Buckskin Rep
Rick "Simon Tanner" Dostal ~ Wilderness Rep
Laurance "Little Buffalo" Brown ~ Field Advisor
Bob "Two Forks" Triphan ~ Rivermen Territorial Rep
joined FCF last spring and have attended every event since. The frontier
adventure was so fun and I never felt unwelcome. Choctaw was hard on us at
times, but I knew he wanted me to pass. I'm glad my Commander drove me up from
Arkansas. I cannot wait for the next outing so I can see my friends; Christian,
Little Buffalo, and the guys from OP360. Thanks for making me welcome, I will
Johnathan Greenbaum (btw my FCF name is going to be "falls in the
When God Calls
for me before Christ was a world of sin, I guess you could say I woke up every
morning to sin; that may be surprising to you but that is what sinners do.
some financial problems we had to move to a place I could afford in Moriarty,
NM. This house was set across a valley from East Mountain AG Church along with
a moto-cross race track, which was in clear view of our back yard.
used to get up early on Sundays and watch the motorcycles race with my
binoculars. I also watched the people go to and from the church. They always
seemed happy and friendly with each other and weren't high or drunk. This began
a draw in my spirit to fellowship with them, yet Sunday after Sunday I would
sit and watch while drinking, well let's say beverages I don't drink anymore.
would tell Tammy (my wife) that I would like to go to that church but again I
would avoid going. Finally one Saturday we decided to go to church on Sunday,
again I was planning to avoid going but..... Tammy was dressed and ready to go
and said "she was going with or without me" and you know if Mama
ain't happy nobody will be happy. So we went to church and started to learn
recall Sister Cox our Sunday School teacher was teaching about tithing and
giving; she was a very powerful teacher and she helped me to believe that I
could not out give God. So in a prayer to God, I said, "OK, God you know
my needs and I need food for my family," and proceeded to say, "let's
see." Well I only had $28.00 so I gave $20.00 in the Sunday school offering
but to be honest, I had my doubts.
we began the worship and to me it was amazing the way they sang' I never heard
a church sing and worship in that manner. God began to work in my life.
again the church worshipped with their giving. But all I had on me was $8.00
the Spirit drew me to give the rest. I prayed to God and said, "I need the
$20.00 I had at home for gas to get to work." Reluctantly gave the rest of
the money I had in my wallet.
church I was one of the ones I was watching from my house it was a strange
thought. A man named Mark asked me if I was saved and I said to him.
"I think so, I asked Jesus to forgive me." Tammy said if I was saved
I wouldn't think so, I would know; I was a little confused, but that was the
start of my journey.
next day I was with my friend, Mike and we went to a house to smoke dope and
drink whiskey; I guess that I wasn't saved after all.
something happened that totally blew me away, Mike asked me if I liked eggs,
cereal, cheese, milk, juice, etc. I told him yes, and they put 5 bags of this
stuff on the counter and I was in awe. I told Mike about the experience I had
at church the day before and said maybe God used him to meet my need. We looked
at each other and said, "naaaaaaa......."
I got in the truck all by myself with all these groceries, I praised God for
what He had done because I believed it was Him.
did not stop there, later that week we got a phone call from Tammy's parents.
They came to visit and wanted to know how to get to our house, when I answered
the door my mother in law had a box of dented cans of food from the salvage
store; I knew without a doubt it was God.
church invited my kids to VBS so I would take them not knowing that they would
invite me too but that day I was high and was embarrassed to be in Gods house
in that condition, so I told them I would come the next day.
theme was 'Christian Under Construction' and little did I know that God was
beginning to build my foundation although I was not saved yet. The class was
very interesting Sister Dyer was the teacher and she was speaking on the way we
should live and I understood that was the way all those people lived. But I
asked if what if you didn't live that way because I knew that I did not live
that way. IT BECAME SO QUIET THAT YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP ON THE
CARPET. Through Sister Dyer, God said, "I needed to learn how to live according
to God's word and my house needed cleaning.
VBS that night we went to get a snack with the people from the church. I had a
great time without drinking or smoking this was a new experience for me, it was
awesome. On the way home we got pulled over by a cop, when the officer was
speaking to me about why he pulled me over I was holding out my chest with a
'Christian Under Construction' sticker hoping that I wouldn't get a ticket; but
I did... LOL.
next Sunday we went to church, they asked people to come and pour concrete the
following Saturday so I figured there would be a lot of people to help but it
was only the pastor, his friend that didn't go to church there and me. There
was a lot of work to do and I wondered where everybody was; I didn't really
understand. At the end of the day I was very tired but I wanted to go to a
man's house (Toby's Sunday school teacher) named Mike Daniels; he had invited
me to come by for coffee. This man impressed me because he had blue hands and
he would raise them to God. You see he was a body and fender man who worked
very hard and loved the Lord very much! I went to his house, he offered me a
cup of coffee then we went to a junk yard to look for a part he needed. As we
were driving he was telling me how he could never give his son to die for
someone else. "I could have never done that myself." I told him. This
conversation was so strong it convicted me knowing that I was a sinner. I asked
God if he would have me here I am, and He saved me gloriously in a 67 dodge
pickup in the middle of a junk yard named East Mountain Auto. When we got back
to the shop I could barely walk, talk, breathe...... It was the best 'high' I
had ever been on. He pulled out a Bible, blew off the dust, and proceeded to
read Proverbs 3:5-6 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your
own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your
path" that was the first word God gave me and my new journey began. It still
continues today...... Ted "Choctaw" King (My testimony)
National FCF Frontier
National Rendezvous 2014 edition of the 'Frontier Gazette' is available for
viewing and download, I printed a full copy for my personal review! This is a
must see - Anthony "Black Hawk" Hubbard did a fantastic job on this one. Take
note that some of the Daniel Boone Chapter members are in this issue because the
were NATIONAL contest winners!!! And some others just because 'we' are
is section is just for you. If you have anything to sell, trade, barter or you
need something specific, send your info to the Scribe and get it published for
all your fellow FCF members to see and help you get the plunder to make your
outfit Buckskin Fancy!
Supply, it is best to contact Jerry Haines for all your trade goods before
the next event and he will bring it to you! 816-525-7511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
resources are also available on the National FCF Website: www.nationalfcf.com
Brigade pins ~
Membership apps due
(somewhere in Arkansas)
Daniel Boone Chapter FCF
Vice President Jerry Haines
Vice President Frank
(to be announced)
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