outdoor/high adventure area 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 interest, 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.
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
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.