Scout Ranger and Girl Scout Ranger Opportunities

scout ranger patch
Scout Ranger Patch

Learn how to earn a certificate or a patch.

 

How to earn a Boy Scout Certificate or Patch
How to earn a certificate:
Scouts participate in organized educational programs or volunteer service
projects for a minimum of five (5) hours at one or more national park sites.

Scouts are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger certificate upon completion
of the program requirements. The certificate can be download
here.
Use of the certificate is on the honor system, as the certificate
should only be downloaded after contributing five hours to a project.

Scouts can also share their experience by sending an email and photographs to
e-mail us. Scouts are also encouraged to submit a short narrative to the BSA Good
Turn for America website describing their participation and lessons learned.

How to earn a patch:
Scouts participate in organized educational programs or volunteer service
projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours at one or more national
park sites.

Scouts will be awarded a patch upon verbally reporting their completion of
the program requirements to an NPS employee or volunteer at a visitor center or
information center.

Scouts can also share their experience by sending an email to e-mail us. Scouts are also encouraged to submit a short narrative to the BSA Good Turn for America website describing their participation and lessons learned.
Scouts interested in keeping a log of their hours may use this tracking sheet. This is not a requirement, but keeping track may assist you in determining how many hours you have completed.

The National Park Service Scout ranger information page

 
Girl Scout Ranger patch

Learn how to earn a certificate or a patch

 

How to earn a Certificate or Patch

Girls can participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program through a troop, event, travel, or camp experience, and will be awarded a program certificate and/or patch upon completion for their Girl Scout grade level.

While the program does not require a specific number of hours of participation for each Girl Scout grade level, it is important that the program stresses a progression of activities. Younger girls may experience a brief engagement in a short learning activity, and older girls should be challenged to engage in a deeper experience. Certificates are issued by the park after completion of program requirements.

To earn a Girl Scout Ranger certificate, girl scouts should participate in organized education activities and/or volunteer service projects for a minimum of five (5) hours at one or more national parks.

To earn a Girl Scout Ranger patch, Girl Scouts should participate in organized educational activities or volunteer service projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours at one or more national parks.

The National Park Service Girl Scout Ranger page

Last updated: November 17, 2016

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