Scout Ranger Patch
Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger

National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program invites 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
  • Junior Ranger programs
  • Environmental education programs
  • Any other official NPS education program (campfire program, ranger-led hike, etc.)

For more information, visit

Source: Scouts BSA Requirements - 2023 (#33216)

Page updated on: December 25, 2022

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