Journey Rangeman

A high school level Trailman that has achieved the highest rank in Navigators Program should have the confidence and experience to teach skills to newer members and give back to the Troop some of the help that he received when he was starting out. As he was taught in the Bible, those who would be great must be servants of others.

Other boys may join at the high school level that had not previously participated in the middle school Navigators program. Their peers in the Adventurers program will work with them to quickly bring them up to speed on the range of outdoor skills. Although they will not need to make up for all the requirements that they missed in the Navigators Program, indeed they will need to earn the nine required Navigators Trail Badges that encompass the range of outdoor skills. They will accomplish this as Journey Trailmen. This is quite a challenge, but a motivated high school boy can accomplish this with extra effort.

A Journey Trailman is at the head of a higher Adventurers Trail, one of leadership. As he takes this trail, he must remember to take Christ as his guide. He is the way, the truth, and the light. He is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. A Journey Trailman internalizes the four "selves" of good character: self-respect, self-control, self-reliance, and self-worth.



This is a Joining Badge. If he has earned his Ready Trailman Rank, he has also completed his Journey Badge.


  • Memorize and agree to live by the Trailman Oath.
  • Memorize the Trailman Motto and associated verse
  • Demonstrate the Trailman sign and describe when to use it.
  • Demonstrate the Trailman salute and describe when to use it.
  • Give your Patrol Leader?s name, patrol name, and patrol yell.


  • Memorize the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Demonstrate properly folding the American flag.


  • Participate in a Troop annual safety program or discuss Troop safety with your Unit Leader and parents.