Rangers Challenge is a program designed for older scouts who seek a different experience then a normal week of earning merit badges at camp!
A wide variety of activities will be offered each week which may include Indian Archeology, Survival, Rifle and Black Powder Shooting, snakes, an ecology trip to the James River, Hikes to Crab Tree Falls, special canoe outings and so much more!
The boys may also have a chance to shoot crossbows, blowguns, throw boomerangs and atlatls, throw axes and knives and all of the other skills that are needed to become a well-rounded woodsman! Nature study and outdoor awareness is built into all parts of the program.
John Hankins conducts this program. With 38 years on camp staffs, he has a body of experience and knowledge that is unique to our camp and our program.
Adults are welcome to participate and help out where necessary. A scout must be 14 years of age and physically fit. At the end of the week, the participants can purchase the “Ranger Challenge” rattlesnake hat at the Trading Post and John will issue a special patch to individuals completing Ranger Challenge. The program will be altered or changed due to extreme weather conditions. At least 2 of the programs will be offered after supper.