Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Venturing Ranger Award

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 someone who is 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 great program assets to Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops. Requirements

Ranger candidates must complete eight challenging core requirements:

  • First Aid
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Communications
  • Leave No Trace
  • Cooking
  • Navigation
  • Conservation

And four of 18 challenging electives:

  • Backpacking
  • Cave Exploring
  • Project COPE
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Ecology
  • First Aid
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian
  • Hunting
  • Lifesaver
  • Mountaineering
  • Outdoor Living History
  • Physical Fitness
  • Plants and Wildlife
  • Scuba
  • Shooting Sports
  • Watercraft
  • Winter Sports


Venturers who have received the Outdoor Bronze Award need complete only 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 Ranger Guidebook.

The Ranger Award

After months of experiencing and acquiring skills in a wide variety of outdoor/high-adventure interests, sharing those skills with others, the Ranger will receive a sterling silver medal that features a powder horn superimposed over a compass dial. The medal is worn suspended from a green and white ribbon, which is suspended from a silver "Ranger" bar. A sterling silver Ranger bar is also available


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