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[[Image:Venturing_ranger_award.jpg|thumb|Venturing Ranger Award metal. Award is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.]]
[[Image:Venturing_ranger_award.jpg|thumb|Venturing Ranger Award metal. Award is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.]]
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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.
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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.
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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.
== Award requirements ==
== Award requirements ==
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===Core requirements===
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Ranger candidates must complete eight challenging core requirements:
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* [[Communications (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Conservation (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Cooking (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Emergency Preparedness (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[First Aid (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Land Navigation (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Leave No Trace (Venturing core requirement)]]
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* [[Wilderness Survival (Venturing core requirement)]]
===Electives===
===Electives===
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And four of 18 challenging electives:
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*[[Backpacking (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Cave Exploring (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Cycling/Mountain Biking (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Ecology (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Equestrian (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[First Aid (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Fishing (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Hunting (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Lifesaver (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Mountaineering (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Outdoor Living History (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Physical Fitness (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Plants and Wildlife (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Project COPE (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Scuba (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Shooting Sports (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Watercraft (Venturing elective)]]
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*[[Winter Sports (Venturing elective)]]
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===Note===
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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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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Backpacking]]
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===Procedure===
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Cave Exploring]]
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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.
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Cycling/Mountain Biking]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Ecology]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Equestrian]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - First Aid]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Fishing]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Hunting]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Lifesaver]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Mountaineering]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Outdoor Living History]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Physical Fitness]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Plants and Wildlife]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Project COPE]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Scuba]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Shooting Sports]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Watercraft]]
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*[[Venturing Ranger Award Elective - Winter Sports]]
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== Notes ==
== Notes ==

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Venturing Ranger Award metal. Award is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.
Venturing Ranger Award metal. Award is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.

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.

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Award requirements

Core requirements

Ranger candidates must complete eight challenging core requirements:

Electives

And four of 18 challenging electives:

Note

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.

Procedure

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.

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