Road-To-Ranger Program


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For Venture Crews

BTSR VenturersVenturing Crews are welcome to spend a week at Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch for their summer high adventure destination. When your Crew attends a week of camp, they can participate in a variety of High Adventure programs that will help them to work on many of the requirements for the Ranger Award, the Outdoor Bronze Award, or just have fun with other Venturers and Scouts enjoying our programs and activities. Programs include climbing, shooting sports, equestrian, swimming, lifesaving, CPR training, SCUBA certification and of course, our many High Adventure Programs.

Participation Guidelines

Ranger Camp attendance is by Crew. All units must be under the leadership of two adults. One leader trained in Youth Protection must be in camp at all times. Crews with only one leader attending can be paired with other units to share leadership by prior arrangement. Co-ed Crews must have Co-ed leadership. All participants must be registered Venturers. Send in your reservations today!


The cost and fee schedule are the same as base camp participants. (Other fees may apply for certain programs, such as shotgun, Mountain Man and SCUBA. See program notes and SCUBA guidelines for more details.)

Sun Rise at BTSRPrograms Offered

  • Cooking (CORE)
  • Land Navigation (CORE)
  • Wilderness Survival (CORE)
  • Conservation (CORE)
  • Equestrian (Elective)
  • Lifesaver (Elective)
  • Mountaineering (Elective)
  • Outdoor Living History (Elective)
  • SCUBA (Elective)
  • Shooting Sports (Elective)
  • Backpacking (Elective)

BTSR rapeling at the NotchSpecial Activities

Other activities to choose from during the week will include trail hikes to Needle Rock, The Notch, or the Park, Star Party at McDonald Observatory, camp wide games, campfires, and more!