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Expedition Rangers Advancement Details

The Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail consists of three awards: E1, E2, and E3.  Quarterly advancement steps are not used in the Expedition Rangers program. Expedition Rangers satisfy the requirements for each award by earning the specified number of merits and Spirit Challenge lessons.  Any merit from the specified category may be used to satisfy these requirements.

NOTE:  See also "New Member Requirements".

 

Award Spirit
Challenges1
Elective Skill Merits2
(Silver)
Required Silver
Skill Merits3
Leadership Merits
(Gold or Sky Blue)
E14 25 4 1  1
E25 50 8 2  2
E36 75 11 3  4

 NOTE:  Numbers shown are cumulative.

 

Spirit Challenges are Bible studies completed by Expedition Rangers individually or as a group.  A total of 150 Spirit Challenges are available to choose from.  They may be found in the Expedition Rangers Handbook.  Special book studies from a selected list may also be used to satisfy Spirit Challenge requirements.  (more info)

2 Silver skill merits must not have been previously counted for credit toward Adventure Rangers advancement.

3 Required Silver Merits are Citizenship, Budget & Finance, and Bible Doctrines.

Additional requirements for E1 award:

 

  • Recite again from memory the Royal Rangers Pledge, Code, Motto, the meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Submit an Multiple Recipient Award Application for the E1 Award to the national office for processing. 

 

Additional requirements for the E2 award:

  • Recite again from memory the Royal Rangers Pledge, Code, Motto, the meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Be an E1 award recipient for no less than 6 months, or be a graduate of the 9th grade.
  • Serve in one or more leadership positions in Expedition Rangers for a total 6 months.
  • Demonstrate your ability to present the plan of salvation to another individual.
  • Submit an Multiple Recipient Award Application for the E2 Award to the national office for processing.

Additional requirements for the E3 award:

  • Recite again from memory the Royal Rangers Pledge, Code, Motto, the meaning of the points of the Emblem, and the Golden Rule.
  • Be an E2 award recipient for no less than 9 months, or be a graduate of the 10th grade.
  • Serve in one or more leadership positions in Expedition Rangers for additional 6 months for a total of 12 months.
  • Demonstrate your ability again to present the plan of salvation to another individual.
  • Submit an E3 Award Application to the national office for processing.

 

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

 

Gold Buffalo Award

Once a boy has completed the Discovery Rangers advancement trail and has earned the Gold Eagle award he may choose to begin earning merits for Advanture Rangers or continue earning additional merits for Discovery Rangers.  Boys who continue earning merits for Discovery Rangers may be eligible to earn Bronze Buffalo awards.  See "Buffalo Awards" for details.

GMA Award

Individuals who have earned the Expedition Rangers E3 award may qualify for the GMA with Honors if all other requirements have been met.  See "GMA Award" for details.

Trail of the Saber

The Trail of the Saber is an award giving special recognition to boys who take full advantage of the junior leadership development opportunities available in their outpost and district. The award acknowledges the growth in servant leadership experienced in this process, starting in Discovery or Adventure Rangers and continuing through Expedition Rangers.  Expedition Rangers are eligible for this award provided all requirements have been met.  See "Trail of the Saber" for details.