Maj. John B. Jones Masonic Rangering Co. Ranger Camps
Texas Lodges can now join as a “Ranger Camp” To kick off this new membership program, Rising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F. & A.M., has been granted the designation of RANGER CAMP No. 1. Long known as "the Ranger Lodge," Major John B. Jones hired Texas Ranger Captain and Masonic Brother Neal Coldwell to head Co. “F” of the Frontier Battalion, and Bro. Coldwell was instrumental in obtaining the Charter for Rising Star No. 429. He served as WM of the lodge for over 20 years, and four other Worshipful Masters were Texas Rangers, also. Additionally, many of the members served as Rangers, and thus it is fitting that this lodge receive the designation RANGER CAMP No. 1.
As other Lodges join the John B. Jones Masonic Rangering Company, sequential camp numbers will be issued to them. When a lodge receives a RANGER CAMP designation, it is encouraged to make a group picture of the membership and send it to us. Contact us to send your photo.
The cost for RANGER CAMP designation is set at a one-time payment of $500.00, with no subsequent annual or renewal fees. There is no provision for payment of this amount over time.
A portion of the fee for each RANGER CAMP will go to the Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum, and a portion of it will be allocated to a special Major John B. Jones exhibit in the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. Each Lodge that receives the RANGER CAMP designation will have their Lodge's name permanently displayed within the Center.
For more information on the RANGER CAMP designation, or for your lodge to apply for this special designation, contact us.