Outdoor Living History (Ranger Award elective)

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Backpacking is one of the electives for the Venturing Ranger Award.


Outdoor Living History (Ranger Award elective) requirements

Requirement 1. Research a historical culture and time period of interest to you, such as Native American, mountain man, pioneer, or Revolutionary/Civil War.
Requirement 2. Write a 2,000-word essay or make an outline describing the culture's dress, food, housing, customs, etc.
Requirement 3. Using your research, make an outfit that represents a person or type of person (soldier, farmer, trader, hunter, chief, etc.) from your chosen culture.
Requirement 4. Using your research, construct a working tool or weapon out of authentic materials that would have been used by the person you have chosen to represent in 3 above.
Requirement 5. Once your clothing and accouterments are complete, attend and participate in a pow wow, rendezvous, reenactment, historical trek, or other event that includes your chosen culture.
Requirement 6. Make a presentation of your chosen culture to your crew, another crew, a Cub or Scout group, or another group.
Requirement 7. Tour
a. Organize a group tour to a museum, archaeological dig, or other site of significance to your chosen culture.
b. After the tour, lead your group in a discussion about what they learned.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Venturer Handbook, 2006 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #N/A)

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Related awards

Outdoor Living History is similar to Indian Lore Merit Badge

Art-related awards

See also

Venturing portal

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