Resource Stewardship Scout Rangers

Local Students Plant a Rain Garden

Past volunteer projects include planting and weeding the rain gardens on Harkers Island.

Are you a scout or troop leader looking for a way to protect and preserve our National Parks while you visit? The Scout Ranger program might be just what you're looking for!

Scouts who participate in educational or park approved volunteer programs at Cape Lookout and/or other national parks can become Resource Stewardship Scout Rangers.

More information on the Scout Ranger programs can be found by following these links to the Girl Scout Ranger Website or to the Boy Scout Ranger Website.


There are two levels to the Scout Ranger program.

Scouts who complete at least five (5) hours of work in a park are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger certificate. The certificate is awarded on the honor system. The Boy Scout certificate and the Girl Scout certificate should only be downloaded after your service hours have been completed.

Scout Rangers

Scouts who complete ten (10) or more service hours are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger patch. Once you have completed ten hours, report your work to a ranger or volunteer at the Harkers Island Visitor Center. You can do this by explaining what park approved projects you completed and what you learned about the park or you can hand in the completed Girl Scout Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet or
Boy Scout Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet.


What counts towards Scout Ranger hours at Cape Lookout?

Volunteer Projects

  1. Trash clean-up—especially on Shakleford Banks
  2. Other projects—do you have another project you'd like to do for the park? Tell us about it!

Please remember, all projects MUST be approved by the park before you begin.

Educational Programs

  1. Scheduled Ranger programs
  2. Junior Rangers or Junior Ranger Adventures—each book gives one hour of credit
  3. Other Ranger programs—contact the park to request a special program or time for your group. We do our best to accommodate these requests.

Share you Experience!

Once you have received your Scout Ranger patch or certificate, you can e-mail a message and photographs to the National Park Service Youth Programs (e-mail us) or to Cape Lookout National Seashore (e-mail us). You can also submit a short narrative to the BSA Good Turn for America website describing your work and what you have learned.

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