The Ranger Trek program for Venturing Scouts is designed to be a mentally and physically demanding course filled with high adventure and fun.
Participants will constantly be on the move with packs on, just like you would see with a Special Forces unit in the military. You will be on the move an average of 8 to 10 miles each day with full packs, and experience training in mountaineering, firearms, GPS land navigation, Wilderness Survival, Fly Fishing, High-Tech Cooking, Remote Wilderness First Aid, Communications, Team Leadership Development, and other High Adventure activities and training. Adult Leaders are privileged to participate in the same manner as their youth.
It is recommended that units do two practice hikes around their neighborhoods each week for six weeks prior to the Trek. This should include outdoor bleachers, 3 - 5 miles each time, with packs on. Packs should include 25 lbs of weight to condition their bodies. Upon completion of the Ranger Trek and it’s pre-requisites, participants will have earned the Venturing Ranger Award, the Kodiak award, and their 50 miler award; all why having fun!
It is important to be prepared for this adventure. Daytime temperatures can be anywhere from the high 80's during the day to the low 40's (or lower) in the evenings. There is always the chance of inclement weather, however, the program will continue except in extreme weather conditions.Click on the tabs below to reserve your spot today and to read up on the latest in the Leader's Guide. The cost is $285 per participant for the week and covers all food and program supplies for each person. If there are any questions or concerns, please direct your inquiries to the Camp Desk at (801) 582-3663.