To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the electives to meet the Ranger award requirements is Outdoor Living History.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Outdoor Living History, a Venturer must learn all about history and cultural reenactments. Then he or she must participate in a pow wow, rendezvous, reenactment, or historical trek and share their knowledge with others.
Venturing Ranger Award Requirements – Outdoor Living History
- Research a historical culture and time period of interest to you, such as Native American, mountain man, pioneer, or Revolutionary/Civil War.
- Write a 2,000-word essay or make an outline describing the culture’s dress, food, housing, customs, etc.
- Using your research, make an outfit that represents a person or type of person (soldier, farmer, trader, hunter, chief, etc.) from your chosen culture.
- Using your research, construct a working tool or weapon out of authentic materials that would have been used by the person you have chosen to represent in 3 above.
- Once your clothing and accouterments are complete, attend and participate in a pow wow, rendezvous, reenactment, historical trek, or other event that includes your chosen culture.
- Make a presentation of your chosen culture to your crew, another crew, a Cub or Scout group, or another group.
- Organize a group tour to a museum, archaeological dig, or other site of significance to your chosen culture.
- After the tour, lead your group in a discussion about what they learned