9th - 12th Grade Boys
About The Program:
The focus of the Advancement Trail is to help boys develop into young men who have the skills to make good sound decisions, who have strong moral character, who exemplify leadership skills, and most important, who are founded in the Word of God.
About The Trail:
A Royal Ranger in grades nine through twelve can earn any of the medals in the Expedition Rangers program. The advancement levels offered are merit-driven. To complete each advancement level-Questor, Adventurer, Voyager, Discoverer, Navigator, and Achievement Medal-each Ranger must earn the required merits and complete the required number of Spirit Challenge lessons. The Expedition Rangers Handbook features a chart designed to lead each Ranger along the Advancement Trail.
After completing each set of steps and a few other requirements, the three silver medals of achievement he'll earn are:
Acheivement Activities Leadership Service
There are more than one hundred silver merits available for Expedition Rangers. Many of these merits are included in the Expedition Rangers Workbook where the requirements are explained for those merits. Patches or certificates and advancement pins are earned upon successful completion of requirements (depending on merit). The patches and pins may be worn on the Expedition Rangers uniform.
Expedition, Adventure, and Discovery Rangers can earn silver merits. However, a merit may be used to satisfy the requirements for only one medal. For example, if the Ranger earned the Auto Mechanics merit as an optional merit for the Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA), then it will NOT apply to his Achievement Medal in Expedition Rangers. If he earned the Introduction to Airplanes Merit as an Adventure Ranger, he should not use it as an additional merit for the GMA because it is a required merit for the Expedition Air Rangers program
Here are a list of requirements for the various merits used in Expedition Rangers (click each one to learn more):