Venturing Archives: Venturing Ranger Award

The Venturing Ranger Award is available to all Venturing youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. The Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. Once earned, it will identify a Ranger as a person who is highly skilled at a variety of outdoor sports and interests, trained in outdoor safety, and ready to lead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be a great program asset to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and others.


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Venturing world conservation awardVenturing World Conservation Award  The Venturing World Conservation Award recognizes young men and women who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.

 

NOVA patchHang On! – STEM Award for Venturers (Engineering)  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engineering Nova award (STEM award) for Venturers is called Hang On.

 

Venturing is a BSA program for young men and women. The Venturing Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills program.Venturing Ranger Award Requirements  The Venturing Ranger requirements provide an opportunity for Venturers to explore a number of areas related to the outdoors. To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives.

 

Ranger Winter Sports ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Winter Sports  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Winter Sports, a Venturer must learn all about skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or ice skating.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Watercraft ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Watercraft  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Watercraft, a Venturer must learn all about safely operating a watercraft. Then the Venturer must teach others about paddlecraft, board sailing, or sail boating operation and safety.

 

Ranger Shooting SportsVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Shooting Sports  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Shooting Sports, a Venturer must learn all shooting safely using air pistols or rifles, archery, muzzle loading rifles, pistols, shotguns or small-bore rifles. Then he or she must teach others about shooting sports by making a table top display or presentation.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements - ScubaVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Scuba  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Scuba, a Venturer must learn all about scuba diving and then assist in teaching others about scuba diving through the Discover Scuba program.

 

Ranger Project COPEVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Project COPE  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Project COPE, a Venturer must complete a COPE course, a COPE director's course, or a college level outdoor education course.

 

Ranger Plants and Wildlife ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Plants and Wildlife  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Plants and Wildlife, a Venturer must learn about how plants and wildlife coexist and depend upon each other.

 

Ranger Physical Fitness ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Physical Fitness  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Physical Fitness, a Venturer must develop and carry out a physical fitness program. Then he or she must teach another group how to set up a physical fitness program.

 

Outdoor Living History - Venturing Ranger ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - 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 MountaineeringVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Mountaineering  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Mountaineering, a Venturer must learn all about climbing, including knots, equipment, and safety. Then he or she must demonstrate climbing skills and assist another group in a climbing activity.

 

Ranger LifesaverVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Lifesaver  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Lifesaver , a Venturer must have a BSA Lifeguard certification or Red Cross certification or take an emergency response course. He or she must also put together a first aid kit and share knowledge with others.

 

Venturing Ranger Award - HuntingVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Hunting  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Hunting , a Venturer must take a hunter education course, learn about hunting rules and regulations, and plan and carry out a hunting trip. He or she must also assist with a hunter education course, assist in a hunting or fishing event, or interview a game warden or conservation officer.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements - FishingVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Fishing  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Fishing, a Venturer must learn fishing rules and skills and then share this knowledge with others.

 

ranger first aid electiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - First Aid  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for First Aid, a Venturer must learn about making a first aid kit and share this knowledge with others. He or she must also complete a first aid course.

 

Ranger Equestrian ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Equestrian   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 Equestrian.

 

ranger ecology electiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective – Ecology  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Ecology, a Venturer must learn about the watershed and environmental studies. He or she must investigate an area. Then he or she must share this knowledge with others.

 

Cycling / Mountain Biking Ranger AwardVenturing Ranger Award Requirements - Cycling/Mountain Biking Elective  Venturing Ranger Award Requirements: A young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One elective is Cycling/Mountain Biking.

 

Complete Caving ManualComplete Caving Manual by Andy Sparrow  Caving (or spelunking) requires knowledge and preparation for a safe outdoor adventure.

 

The Outdoor Knots BookThe Outdoor Knots Book (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)   Many outdoor activities require extensive knowledge of knots: camping, climbing, rappelling, spelunking, and more.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Requirements Cave Exploring ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Requirements - Cave Exploring Elective  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Cave Exploring, a Venturer must learn about caves and how to safely explore them. Then the Venturer must use these skills and teach them to others.

 

Emergency Preparedness BSAEmergency Preparedness BSA – Venturer Requirements  This award recognizes young men and women who are ready to respond when an emergency strikes. Emergency preparedness preparation is vital to our communities

 

Venturing Ranger Award - BackpackingVenturing Ranger Award Requirements - Backpacking Elective  By completing the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Backpacking, a Venturer must learn many aspects of backpacking - from equipment to cooking on the trail to first aid. Then the Venturer must use these skills and teach them to others.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - ConservationVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Conservation  Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete eight requirements and four electives. One of the core requirements is Conservation.

 

Venturing Ranger Wilderness SurvivalVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Wilderness Survival  Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete 8 requirements and 4 electives. 1 of the core requirements is Wilderness Survival

 

Venturing Ranger Award - Leave No TraceVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Leave No Trace  Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete 8 requirements and 4 electives. 1 of the core requirements is Leave No Trace.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Core Requirements - Land NavigationVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Land Navigation  By completing the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Land Navigation, a Venturer is prepared to use a map and compass to find a place.

 

blister treatmentBlister Treatment - First Aid  Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.

 

Ranger Emergency Preparedness Core RequirementVenturing Ranger Award - Core Requirement - Emergency Preparedness  By completing this requirement, a Venturer is not only prepared to deal with emergencies which he or she encounters, but has also passed this knowledge on to others.

 

15-piece survival kit built for hostile environments, Includes Gerber miniature multi-tool for a range of applications, Survival blanket, fire starter, snare wire, fishing and sewing kits, and more, Land to air rescue and SOS instructions, Comes with Bear Grylls' Priorities of Survival pocket guideBear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit  Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.

 

This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.60 Hikes Within 60 Miles (Multiple Locations Available)  This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.

 

Ranger Award Core Requirement - CookingVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Cooking  To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the core requirements is cooking.

 

Ranger Communications Core RequirementVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement – Communications  To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the core requirements is communications.

 

Venturing Ranger Award First AidVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement – First Aid  To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One core requirement is First Aid.

 

Woodgas StoveWoodgas Camp Stove Review  This is a self contained camp stove which burns twigs, charcoal, wood pellets, etc. It has a small battery powered fan to draw air.

 

Table Top DisplayTips for a Great Table Top Display  Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit's program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each Scout's particular hobby. In addition, for several of the Venturing awards, Venturers must create a table top display.

 

Bike Helmet and Water BottleBSA Bike Safety Guidelines  BSA has a list of bike safety guidelines on the Scouting.org site. The guidelines and procedures apply to all BSA unit, council, and national program activities involving bicycling.

 

Bike Helmet and Water BottleCycling and Mountain Biking Ranger Elective  This month I am featuring posts related to cycling. Venturers can also receive recognition for their cycling knowledge and ablitiy. Cycling and Mountain Biking is one of the electives for the Venturing Ranger award.