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Outdoor/high Adventure is the largest and fastest growing interest
in the Boy Scouts of America. 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 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; 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 an elite outdoorsman who is skilled at a variety of
outdoor sports and interest, trained in outdoor safety, and ready
to lead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be great program
asset to Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops.
Ranger Guidebook - Table of Contents
Entered by: Mike Philbrook
Venturers, who have received the Outdoor Bronze Award, need only
complete four of the core requirements and two electives to qualify
for the Ranger Award.
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.
Advisors and consultants must sign a Ranger Candidate's record sheet
found in the
After months of experiencing and acquiring skills on a wide variety
of outdoor/high adventure interests, sharing those skills with others,
the Ranger will receive a sterling silver medal that features a power
horn superimposed over a compass dial. The medal is worn suspended form
a green and white ribbon, which is suspended from a silver "ranger"
bar. A cloth ranger bar is also available.