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Adventure Rangers Advancement Details

The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail consists of three annual awards (Adventure Bronze Award, Adventure Silver Award, and Adventure Gold Award) with four quarterly steps for each award (see below).  All Adventure Rangers begin the process by earning the first step toward the first annual award (i.e. Powder Horn) and then progress along the trail, earning awards in sequential order, based on the specified number and type of merits required for each step.  Any merit from the specified category may be used to satisfy these requirements.  The numbers shown below represent the cummulative total number of merits required for each advancement step.

NOTE:  See also "New Member Requirements".

 

Year 1 - Trail to the Adventure Bronze Award

Advancement
Step
Bible
Merits1
Elective Skill Merits2
(Green or Silver)
Required Green
Skill Merits3

Leadership Merits
(Red, Gold or Sky Blue)

Powder Horn 1 1    
Bowie Knife 2 2    
Tomahawk 3 3    
Long Rifle 4 4 1 1
Adventure Bronze Award4 4 4 1 1

 

Bible Merits for Adventure Rangers must be BROWN

Green skill merits must not have been previously counted for credit towards Discovery Rangers advancement.

3 Required Green Merits are Bible Knowledge, Global Missions, and Healthy Body.

4 Additional requirements for the Adventure Bronze Award:

 

  • Recite from memory the Royal Rangers pledge, Code, Motto, meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Submit a Multiple Recipient Award application for the Adventure Bronze Award to the national office for processing.

 

 

Year 2 - Trail to the Adventure Silver Award

Advancement
Step
Bible
Merits1
Elective Skill Merits2
(Green or Silver)
Required Green
Skill Merits3
Leadership Merits
(Red, Gold or Sky Blue)
Pine 5 5 1 1
Cedar 6 6 1 1
Oak 7 7 1 1
Sequoia 8 8 2 2
Adventure Silver Award5 8 8 2 2

 

Bible Merits for Adventure Rangers must be BROWN

Green skill merits must not have been previously counted for credit towards Discovery Rangers advancement.

3 Required Green Merits are Bible Knowledge, Global Missions, and Healthy Body.

5 Additional requirements for the Adventure Silver Award:

  • Recite again from memory the Royal Rangers pledge, Code, Motto, meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Be a Bronze Award recipient for no less than 6 months, or be a graduate of the 6th grade.
  • Serve in one or more leadership positions in Adventure Rangers for at least 6 months.
  • Demonstrate your ability to present the plan of salvation to someone.
  • Submit an Multiple Recipient Award application for the Adventure Silver Award to the national office for processing

 

Year 3 - Trail to the Adventure Gold Award

Advancement
Step
Bible
Merits1
Elective Skill Merits2
(Green or Silver)
Required Green
Skill Merits3
Leadership Merits
(Red, Gold or Sky Blue)
Second Class 9 9 2 2
First Class 10 10 2 2
Advanced 11 11 2 2
Master 12 11 3 4
Adventure Gold Award6 12 11 3 4

NOTE:  All numbers are cumulative

 

Bible Merits for Adventure Rangers must be BROWN

Green skill merits must not have been previously counted for credit towards Discovery Rangers advancement.

3 Required Green Merits are Bible Knowledge, Global Missions, and Healthy Body.

Additional requirements for the Adventure Gold Award:

  • Recite again from memory the Royal Rangers pledge, Code, Motto, meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Be an Adventure Silver Award recipient for no less than 9 months, or be a graduate of the 7th grade.
  • Serve in one or more leadership positions in Adventure Rangers for an additional 6 months.
  • Demonstrate your ability to present the plan of salvation to someone.
  • Submit an Adventure Gold Award application to the national office for processing

 

Silver Buffalo Award

Once a boy has completed the Adventure Rangers advancement trail and has earned the Adventure Gold Award he may choose to begin earning merits for Expedition Rangers or continue earning additional merits for Adventure Rangers.  Boys who continue earning merits for Adventure Rangers may be eligible to earn Silver Buffalo awards.  See "Buffalo Awards" for details.

 

NOTE:  See also the "Advancement Restrictions" page for more information.