Our Scout Ranger program is presented in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America.
Why become a Scout Ranger?
- Being a Scout Ranger is another way to discover and explore your national parks.
- Boy Scouts and Park Rangers have a lot in common! We are all inspired to act as good stewards of public lands and to learn more about our communities.
- Participants in the Scout Ranger program can earn a certificate or a patch.
As a Scout Ranger you will:
- Learn about the mission of the National Park Service.
- Help protect the nation’s natural, cultural, and historic resources.
- Explore and learn about your national parks.
- Achieve unique recognition from the National Park Service.
Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program
The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program invites Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at National Park sites. The goal is to spark their awareness of the National Parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources.
Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.
Feel free to contact us (Scouts@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org) to get started. We are able to answer questions you may have about this process. When you get started on your plan, we can provide further information to help you work toward a patch or certificate.
Be sure to reach out again when you have completed your requirements!
How to Earn a Certificate:
To earn a Scout Ranger certificate, Scouts should participate in organized education activities and/or volunteer service projects for a minimum of five (5) hours at one or more national parks.
Please download and use the activity sheet to track your hours and activities.
How to Earn a Patch:
To earn a Scout Ranger patch, Scouts should participate in organized educational activities or volunteer service projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours at one or more national parks.
Please download and use the activity sheet to track your hours and activities. Contact us to receive your patch.
Volunteer at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park or another site in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Learn about the history of the Blackstone River Valley!
- Attend a virtual program hosted by the Park.
- Take part in a ranger-led tour, or other activity hosted at the park or in the National Heritage Corridor.
- Watch an educational video on the Park YouTube page.
- Visit another historic site in the Blackstone River Valley and write a letter about that experience to a friend.
- Become a GearHead, a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Junior Ranger.