Scout Ranger Program

Boy Scouts volunteering in a national park

NPS Photo

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program invites Boy and Cub Scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites to spark their awareness of the national parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.

Scout Ranger

Some of the best Scouting happens in National Park Service sites.

The Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service share an impressive origin story. In 1916, Congress established the National Park Service to preserve the country’s natural and cultural resources. The same year, Congress chartered the Boy Scouts of America (which was established in 1910) to provide development programs for the country’s youth. These days, Scout packs, troops, teams, posts, ships and crews venture to NPS sites to complete advancement requirements, perform service projects and have a ton of fun.

Are you an Eagle Scout?

Please click here to download the Eagle Scout Award Certificate of Recognition. (Use of the certificate is based on the honor system, as the certificate should only be downloaded after advancing to Eagle Scout rank).

Please visit to find a park near you, to earn your Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Patch.