Ranger Award Medal

Ranger Award Elective Requirements


These requirements became effective on June 1, 2014.

To see the requirements with the changes highlighted, Click here.

To see the previous requirements, Click here.

  1. Scuba
    1. Become certified as an Open Water Diver by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) or the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). If PADI or NAUI instruction and certification are not available, certification may be accepted from other agencies that comply with the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) guidelines, provided that such acceptance has been expressly approved by your local BSA council in consultation with the BSA national Health and Safety Service.
    2. Make a presentation to your crew, another crew, or a Cub Scout or Boy Scout unit on what it takes to become certified and some other subject related to scuba diving.
    3. Assist with a Discover Scuba or Scuba BSA program. (Note: An Open Water Diver may assist with logistics under the guidance of the instructor conducting the program, but is not qualified to and is not expected to perform as a professional-level assistant such as a divemaster or assistant instructor.)

The 2014 printing of Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) omitted the requirements for this elective. The full requirements are available as a download from BSA by Clicking here.

Source: Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767) and

Page updated on: June 17, 2015

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