Ranger Award Medal

Ranger Award Requirements

These requirements became effective on June 1, 2014.

Click on the links below to see the details of each requirement and elective.

Complete requirements 1-8 and any 4 from 9-26

Ranger Award Core Requirements

  1. First Aid
  2. Communications
  3. Cooking
  4. Emergency Preparedness
  5. Land Navigation
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Wilderness Survival
  8. Conservation

Ranger Award Electives

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

The 2014 printing of Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) omitted the requirements for the Scuba and Shooting Sports electives. The full requirements are available as a download from BSA by Clicking here. Although the requirements in the corrected version include the missing electives, the introductory requirement mistakenly reads "Complete requirements 1-8 and any 4 from 9-24" instead of "... 9-26". We have shown the correct information above.

Venturers, who received the Outdoor Bronze Award before that award was discontinued, have completed four core requirements and two electives already.

Checklist for use in tracking progress while working on these requirements
Note: This checklist just lists the subjects, not the details.
Checklists for tracking the details of the core items and each of the electives are available
by clicking on links from the web pages that list those detailed requirements.
Word Format PDF Format

Source: Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) and

Page updated on: February 23, 2019

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