Ranger Award

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Ranger Award

1. Award metal
2a. Ranger bar (pin)
2b. Ranger bar (cloth)

The Venturing Ranger Award builds directly on the Outdoor Bronze Award.

High adventure and the outdoors have always been of interest to young Americans as well as an important part of the BSA program. Because of the attraction of high adventure, the Ranger Award is available to all Venturing youth members of the Boy Scouts of America.

The purpose of the award is to encourage Venturers to achieve a high level of outdoor skills proficiency; recognize achievement of this high level of outdoor skills proficiency; provide a path for outdoor/high-adventure skills training; and establish Rangers as a highly trained leadership resource for crews, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the community.

The Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. Once earned, it will identify a Ranger as a person who is highly skilled at a variety of outdoor sports and interests, trained in outdoor safety, and ready to lead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be a great program asset to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and others.

The Award metal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket, Ranger bar (pin) is centered on left pocket flap, the Ranger bar (cloth) may be alternately used to avoid pin backing.


Award requirements

Core requirements

Do all eight of the following Ranger Award core requirements:

Ranger Award core requirements (all listed)
1. Standard first aid - Complete a standard first aid course or the American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics or equivalent course.
2. Communications
3. Cooking
4. Emergency Preparedness
5. Land Navigation
6. Leave No Trace
7. Wilderness Survival
8. Conservation


Do four of the following Ranger Award elective requirements:

1. Backpacking
2. Cave Exploration
3. Cycling/Mountain Biking
4. Ecology
5. Equestrian
6. First Aid
7. Fishing
8. Hunting
9. Lifesaver
10. Mountaineering
11. Outdoor Living History
12. Physical Fitness
13. Plants and Wildlife
14. Project COPE
15. Scuba Certification
16. Shooting Sports
17. Watercraft
18. Winter Sports

Source: 1999 (2006 printing) Venturer Handbook (33494C)


Ranger candidates can earn requirements. They can work on their own or with other Venturers. A crew may also work together. Candidates can work with outside consultants such as a scuba diving instructor, for instance. Advisors and consultants must sign a Ranger candidate's record sheet found in the Venturer/Ranger Handbook, No 33494C.


Venturers who have received the Outdoor Bronze Award need to complete only four more of the core requirements and two more electives to qualify for the Ranger Award.

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