Scout Rangers

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Past volunteer projects include planting and weeding the rain gardens on Harkers Island.

Are you a scout or troop leader looking for a way to protect and preserve our National Parks while you visit? The Scout Ranger program might be just what you're looking for!

Scouts who participate in educational or park approved volunteer programs or service projects at Cape Lookout and/or other national parks can become Resource Stewardship Scout Rangers.

More information on the Scout Ranger programs can be found by following these links to the Girl Scout Ranger Website or to the Boy Scout Ranger Website.

There are two levels to the Scout Ranger program: the Scout Ranger Certificate and the Scout Ranger Patch. Which level you earn depends on how many hours you complete.

Once you have completed the required number of hours, report your work to a ranger or volunteer at the Harkers Island Visitor Center. You can do this by explaining what park approved projects you completed and what you learned about the park or you can show them your completed Scout Ranger Activity Tracking Sheet (pdf, 587 Kb). This sheet is optional, but is an easy way to keep track of your completed activities and hours.


Scout Ranger Certificate

Scouts who complete at least five (5) hours working on a service project and/or attending education programs in a park are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger certificate.
Scout Rangers

Scout Ranger Patch

Scouts who complete ten (10) or more hours working on a service project and/or participating in educational programs are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger patch.


What counts towards Scout Ranger hours at Cape Lookout?

Service Projects

  1. Trash clean-up—especially on Shackleford Banks
  2. Other projects—do you have another project you'd like to do for the park? Tell us about it!

Please remember, all projects MUST be approved by the park before you begin.

Educational Programs

  1. Scheduled Ranger programs
  2. Junior Ranger or Junior Ranger Adventures—each activity/program book gives one hour of credit
  3. Other Ranger programs—contact the park to request a special program or time for your group. We do our best to accommodate these requests.

Share you Experience!

Once you have received your Scout Ranger patch or certificate, you can e-mail a message and photographs to the National Park Service Youth Programs (e-mail us) or to Cape Lookout National Seashore (e-mail us). You can also tell others about your experience by reporting your completed Girl Scout Take Action Projects to to the GSUSA's Girls Changing the World website and Boy Scout Service Projects to the BSA's Journey to Excellence website.

Last updated: January 19, 2018

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