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!

Mission Statement

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.

Ranks
Faith
3rd Class Ranger 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.
2nd Class Ranger 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.
1st Class Ranger 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.
Chief Ranger Chief Ranger 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.
Catholicity Catholicity The American Rangers is a Roman Catholic organization. To have the Catholic Faith at the heart of each Troop, only Catholic men in good standing may start American Ranger Troops. Each Troop must have a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring Catholic priest. Each Troop is to have a Catholic priest or deacon as a Chaplain.
Official Prayer Official Prayer St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Patron Saint Saint Michael the Archangel Patron Saint of Chivalry and Warriors.
Emblem American Ranger Emblem
  • The Shield (symbolizes man’s role as a Protector)
  • The Cross (symbolizes our Faith and belief in God)
  • The Compass (symbolizes navigating the journey from boyhood into manhood)
  • Our Motto ("Ero Promptus" – "I Will Be Ready")