Outpost Leader Advancement Levels

The Outpost Leader Advancement Levels (OLAL) process represents a comprehensive system of adult leader training, combining both district and national training events to equip leaders with the skills they need to be an effective leader in the local outpost. The OLAL process includes four levels of training providing leaders with a complete knowledge of the tools and resources available to them and their outpost.

Each training level requires the completion of specified training events as well as practical application requirements, know as a "training ticket". Requirements for the training ticket are completed by the leader on his own after the related training event. It is recommend that these requirements be completed within six months of the completion of the event.

The training events related to each level may be taken in any order but the training levels must be earned sequentially. The one exception is that either the Ready or Safety levels may be completed first.

Ready Level

In order to achieve the Ready level, leaders must meet the following requirements.

  1. Complete the Ranger Foundations training course (or the former Ranger Basics course if completed before 12/31/2020).
  2. Complete the Ranger Essentials training course.
  3. Satisfy the following requirements for the Ready Ticket:
    • Personally present the gospel to at least one boy. 
    • Participate in conducting group meetings and activities for at least three months.
    • Read the book "Maximized Manhood" by Edwin Louis Cole. (Female RR Leaders may choose to read "Unique Woman" by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole & Nancy Cole.)
  4. Submit a Ready Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing. This application must be signed by your District Director or District Training Coordinator before submitting. 

Safety Level

In order to achieve the Safety level, leaders must meet the following requirements.

  1. Complete the Ranger Safety training course. 
  2. Complete a First Aid / CPR course through the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or any other nationally recognized provider organization. The course must include demonstration and evaluation of the skills learned in a practical exercise in front of a live instructor.
  3. Satisfy the following requirement for the Safety Ticket:
    • Plan and conduct an outpost activity with the help of junior leaders with a focus on applicable safety measures.
  4. Submit a Safety Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing. This application must be signed by your District Director or District Training Coordinator before submitting. 

Trained Level

In order to achieve the Trained level, leaders must meet the following requirements.

  1. Attend and complete ONE of the following national training events:
  2. Satisfy the following requirements for the Trained Ticket:
    • Personally present the gospel to at least one boy.  [NOTE: This should be a recent presentation to demonstrate that you have done this continuously over your time of service as a Royal Rangers leader, and should be a different presentation than the one you listed for your Ready level.]
    • Participate in teaching and/or facilitating the instruction of a leadership merit and its correlating service/ministry project. Ranger Kids leaders may substitute a service project using the patrol system as it applies to their group.
  3. Submit a Trained Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing.

Advanced Level

In order to achieve the Advanced level, leaders must meet the following requirements.

  1. Attend and complete a World Class Outpost (WCO) seminar.
  2. Complete any two continuous learning opportunities of at least 2 hours in length. These may take the form of classes offered by your district, official Royal Ranger Online Training courses, or Action Camps.  Please review the event criteria on the Continuous Learning Electives page if you have any questions regarding qualifying events.
  3. Satisfy the following requirements for the Advanced Ticket:
    • Personally present the gospel to at least one boy.  [NOTE: This should be a recent presentation to demonstrate that you have done this continuously over your time of service as a Royal Rangers leader, and should be a different presentation than the ones you listed for your Ready and Trained levels.]
    • Following pastoral guidance, get an adult new to Royal Rangers involved in leadership or service
  4. Submit an Advanced Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing. This application must be signed by your District Director or District Training Coordinator before submitting. 

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