Ranger Award Medal

Ranger Award
Elective Requirements

The current requirements became effective on June 1, 2014.

Click on the links below to see the details of the requirements for each elective, or to download a checklist for those requirements.


Requirements 1-8 are the Core requirements.

To earn the Ranger award, a Venturer must complete the Core requirements and four of the following 18 elective requirements.

Ranger Award Electives

  Requirements Requirements Checklists
9. Backpacking Word Format PDF Format
10. Cave Exploration Word Format PDF Format
11. Cycling/Mountain Biking Word Format PDF Format
12. Ecology Word Format PDF Format
.13 Equestrian Word Format PDF Format
14. First Aid Word Format PDF Format
15. Fishing Word Format PDF Format
16. Hunting Word Format PDF Format
17 Lifesaving Word Format PDF Format
18. Mountaineering Word Format PDF Format
19. Outdoor Living History Word Format PDF Format
20. Physical Fitness Word Format PDF Format
21 Plants and Wildlife Word Format PDF Format
22. Project COPE Word Format PDF Format
23. Scuba Word Format PDF Format
24. Shooting Sports Word Format PDF Format
26. Watercraft Word Format PDF Format
26 Winter Sports Word Format PDF Format

The 2014 printing of Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) omitted the requirements for the Scuba and Shooting Sports electives. The full requirements are available as a download from BSA by Clicking here. Although the requirements in the corrected version include the missing electives, the introductory requirement mistakenly reads "Complete requirements 1-8 and any 4 from 9-24" instead of "... 9-26". We have shown the correct information.

Source: Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) and

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