The journey to bold, rugged and Godly manhood is a challenging endeavor and not for the faint of heart.
Forces determined to reduce our sons to weak, unprincipled and irrelevant automatons assail them from every
side, and our parental efforts at every turn. Preparing our boys and equipping them with every possible
tool (mental, physical and spiritual) is critical to their success. Participation in the American Rangers
and striving to live by the Guiding Principles, Oath and Creed builds character, teaches leadership and
encourages fitness so that when adversity and hardship confront them – our sons will be ready!
The mission of the American Rangers is to guide boys in their quest to become virtuous, capable and
courageous young men by providing principled training, encouragement and experience. Boys who strive to
live by the Ranger Oath and Creed grow in mind, body and soul.
Ranger 3rd Class
A boy must be entering or in the 1st – 4th Grades, and be at least 6 years of age. Focus is on learning the American Ranger Oath, Creed and Rules, Drill and Ceremony and Level I of each CORE Skill.
Ranger 2nd Class
A boy must be entering or in the 5th – 8th Grades, and be at least 10 years of age. Focus is on learning and demonstrating Drill and Ceremony, Level II of each CORE Skill and filling initial leadership roles.
Ranger 1st Class
A boy must be at least 14 years of age (OR in High school and at least 13 years of age), and not yet 19 years of age. 1st Class Rangers should demonstrate mastery of all CORE Skills (Levels I – III), be able to conduct Drill and Ceremony for the Troop, are responsible for leading and training the 3rd and 2nd Class Rangers, and are focused on preparing mentally and physically for the Gauntlet.
A boy who has successfully completed the Gauntlet will be awarded the rank of Chief Ranger. Chief Rangers occupy the Troop’s senior Ranger Leader positions and are authorized to wear the Black (Guide) hat.