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Gold Medal of Achievement

The Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) represents the pinnacle of achievement in the Royal Rangers program. This prestigious award can only be achieved after many years of continuous effort in Royal Rangers. The following requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Gold Medal of Achievement:

  1. Earn the highest award in any TWO of the following age groups:
    • Discovery Rangers - Gold Eagle Award
    • Adventure Rangers - Adventure Gold Award
    • Expedition Rangers - E3 Award.
  2. Read the entire Bible, or listen to it as an audio book.
  3. Be at least 12 years old (and not yet reached 18 years of age).
  4. Be an active member of a Royal Rangers outpost for at least (3) years.
  5. Complete the GMA Capstone Project

Once all requirements have been met, a GMA Application must be submitted to the national Royal Rangers office. Note that this award, as with all other boys advancement awards, must be completed before your 18th birthday.  See "Advancement Restrictions" for details.

Special Honors with the GMA

Indiviuals who have met the requirements for the GMA and continue their advancment progress in the program may qualify for additional recognition in the form of the GMA with Merit and the GMA with Honors.

Requirements for the GMA with MERIT:

  1. Meet all requirements for the GMA
  2. Earn the highest award in any THREE age groups:
    • Ranger Kids - Gold Trail Award
    • Discovery Rangers - Gold Eagle Award
    • Adventure Rangers - Adventure Gold Award
    • Expedition Rangers - E3 Award

Requirements for the GMA with HONORS:

  1. Meet all requirements for the GMA
  2. Earn the highest award in ALL FOUR age groups:
    • Ranger Kids - Gold Trail Award
    • Discovery Rangers - Gold Eagle Award
    • Adventure Rangers - Adventure Gold Award
    • Expedition Rangers - E3 Award

To apply for the GMA with Merit or Honors distinctions please complete the GMA Distinctions Application.

Insignia

The GMA may be represented on the uniform by a medal, ribbon, or patch. A neck medallion is also available for use when Utility or Dress unifiorms are not being worn. A GMA coin is available as a display item but is not worn on the uniform.

The GMA with Merit distinction is represented by a gold star worn on the cloth portion of the GMA medal or on the GMA ribbon. The GMA with Honors distinction is represented by wearing two stars on the GMA medal or ribbon.