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Ranger Award Core Requirements


Source: Ranger Guidebook 2001 - Subject to Change
  1. Land Navigation

    1. Using a topographical map for your area or the area you will be navigating in, demonstrate that you know the following map symbols:

      • Index contour
      • Hard-surface,
        heavy-duty road
      • Railroad, single track
      • Power transmission line
      • Building
      • Checked spot elevation
      • Marsh
      • Map scale
      • Intermittent stream
      • Vertical control station
      • Depression
      • Ridge
      • Trail
      • Stream
      • Hard-surface,
        medium-duty road
      • Bridge
      • Cemetery
      • Campsite
      • Water well or spring
      • Unimproved dirt road
    2. Explain contour lines. Be able to tell the contour interval for your map and be able to show the difference between a steep and a gentle slope.
    3. Using a map and compass, navigate an orienteering course that has at least six legs covering at least 2.5 miles.
    4. Learn to use a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. Demonstrate that you can find a fixed coordinate at night using a GPS receiver.
    5. Teach the navigating skills you have learned in (a) through (d) above to your crew, another crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another group.
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