Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail

Adventure Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Adventure Rangers have many opportunities to learn and grow as they do fun things with their friends, develop new skills, practice leadership & teamwork, and grow into the young man God created them to be.

Adventure Rangers features an advancement trail that introduces boys to a variety of new skills and fun activities with their group. Boys learn about topics such as Archery, Canoeing, Photography, or Skateboarding. Each Adventure Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than seventy green skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.

The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Adventure Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Adventure Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.

Additional details on the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail and related topics can be found by following the links below.


"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go."

Joshua 1:7 NIV