Scout Ranger Patch
Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger


National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program

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

Scouts can earn a certificate or patch by participating in

  • organized educational programs
  • volunteer service projects

To earn a troop certificate, troops must participate for a minimum of five hours at one or more national park sites.

To earn a patch, Scouts must participate for a minimum of 10 hours at one or more national park sites.

Qualifying organized educational programs:

  • Ranger-guided interpretive tours
  • Web Ranger Program (www.nps.gov/webrangers)
  • Junior Ranger programs
  • Environmental education programs
  • Any other official NPS education program (campfire program, ranger-led hike, etc. …)

Visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/scout-ranger.htm for complete information.


Page updated on: December 21, 2017



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