Discovery Rangers

Discovery Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys and girls aged 9 to 11 years. Discovery Rangers enjoy many great adventures as they make new friends, learn new skills, develop leadership, and grow into the young men and women that God created them to be.

Discovery Rangers features an advancement trail that provides rangers with a variety of opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. The rangers learn about topics such as First Aid skills, Rope Craft, Art, Fishing, or Model Rocketry. Each Discovery Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than fifty blue skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all colour categories.

The Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Discovery Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Discovery Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.

The Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail consists of three annual medals – Gold Falcon, Gold Hawk, and Gold Eagle. Each annual medal is earned upon the completion of four quarterly steps – White, Red, Bronze, and Silver. The system is designed to be completed in three years, with one advancement step being completed each quarter and one annual medal being earned each year.

The Gold Eagle Award is the highest award earned in Discovery Rangers and is the final annual medal earned as a Discovery Ranger.