The Gauntlet is a rite of passage. A symbolic journey into adulthood, and all the privileges and responsibilities assigned to that status.
In a world preoccupied with weakness and the emasculation of men, few such rites of passage still exist. Our sons typically enter the cultural fray without a final test or formal recognition of their journey and transition into manhood.
A 1st Class Ranger who is at least 16 years of age, has served as a 1st Class Ranger for at least one year, and is deemed ready to be tested - physically, mentally and emotionally - shall undertake the Gauntlet.
For 24 straight hours, the Ranger will be tested to the limits in a field environment. Successful completion results in award of the Chief Ranger rank, the black Guide hat and the vaunted Ranger Dagger.
NOTE: To protect the integrity and exclusive nature of the Gauntlet, additional information and preparation guidance is provided to Rangers only upon their nomination as Gauntlet Candidates.
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