The Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) is the highest award available to boys 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. All requirements must be met before reaching 18 years of age:
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.
Individuals who have met the requirements for the GMA and continue their advancement 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:
Requirements for the GMA with HONORS:
To apply for the GMA with Merit or Honors distinctions please complete the GMA Distinctions Application.
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 uniforms 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.
Medals insignia for GMA, GMA with Merit, & GMA with Honors
Award insignia may be purchased at the time the GMA Application is submitted.