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Woodcraft Rangers: Engaging the Past to Inspire the Future
By Sentinel News Service
Published December 4, 2014

A 92 year history reconnects with their past 


Woodcraft Rangers launched its alumni association to reunite the 1.1 million youth served through their after school and camp programs. Woodcraft Rangers has served the areas of Compton, Torrance, the San Fernando Valley area and the greater Los Angeles area for years and is reaching out to the community to welcome back all its past participants. The after school programs at school, going out to camps at Stanley Ranch in Santa Clarita and Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino area were unforgettable experiences that developed friends and family.

“I am grateful that Woodcraft Rangers has helped me find my own identity,” said NFL Veteran Marcellus Wiley and Compton native who was also a Woodcraft Ranger camper.

Throughout their history, Woodcraft has served the entire Los Angeles. From archery to hiking, to dramatic arts and robotics, there were always activities to challenge the youth to be successful and take pride in their accomplishments.

CEO Chris Johnson adds, “We are proud to have served the community for over 92 years. It is impressive how many lives we have touched since our inception.” Plans are in the works for a reunion next summer so everyone can share their past experiences.

Woodcraft Rangers continues to serve the community through it’s after school and camp programs. They continue to fulfill their mission of guiding young people as they explore pathways to purposeful lives.

They are hoping alumni will reach out, reconnect, and share their past experiences. There is no cost to join the alumni association. To learn more, they can be reached at or log on to





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