Royal Rangers

Awards

All award applications must be completed in September each year and sent to the District Royal Ranger office by September 30th.  The points recorded on the forms must represent those earned from September 1 - August 31, except when notated by (*).  Once applications are received in the District Royal Ranger office, awards will be ordered and mailed to outposts.  All awards are restricted and can only be ordered through the Royal Ranger office.

The fees for the awards are: Draped Medals $18.00, Ribbons $3.50, and Numerals $3.00 (includes postage).

Award Replacements

Service awards have long been an integral part of the Royal Rangers program, for both adult leaders and boys. But over time, the format of these awards has been subject to change. In 2010 a new lineup of awards was created, many of which replaced previous awards which provided recognition for similar activities. The table below describes which awards have been replaced, and identifies the new award that should be substituted in its place.

The following guidelines should be followed in relation to these awards:

If an older award (left column) has been earned, but the associated new award (right column) has not yet been earned, the original award may be worn.

If the new award (right column) has been earned, the new award should be worn IN PLACE OF the old award (left column). Only one may be worn, not both.

Numeral designations are cumulative across both the old award and the new award. For example, a leader who has earned the Gold Eagle Award five times, and then earns the National Leadership Award, may wear a number 6 on his award ribbon to designate the cumulative number of times he has earned the two medals.

It should be noted that the new, replacement awards may be worn only after an individual qualifies for the new award. They are not automatically received by virtue of having earned the old award.

OLD AWARDS  NEW AWARDS
 Gold Star Award
National Executive Leadership Award
 Gold Eagle Award
National Leadership Award
 Silver Eagle Award
District Executive Leadership Award
 Silver Cluster Award
District Executive Leadership Award
 Gold Cluster Award
District Leadership Award
 Blue Cluster Award
District Leadership Award
 Senior Commanders Award
Outpost Coordinators Award
 Outpost Commanders Award
Outpost Leadership Award
 Leaders Service Award
Outpost Service Award

Medals & Ribbons Order of Wear

Once a boy reaches 18 years of age (or graduates from High School, whichever comes later) he may no longer be considered a boy in the program and must graduate into the ranks of adult leadership. At that time, all awards earned as a boy must be removed from his uniform (with the exceptions noted below) and he may begin to accumulate new awards to represent his accomplishments as a leader. The following "order of wear" defines the awards that may be worn on the uniforms of boys and adults, as well as the priority of wear when multiple awards are worn.

When wearing multiple medals or ribbons on a Royal Rangers uniform, the highest-rated item must be worn on the left (when viewed from the front) or at the top. The following lists define the order in which these items should be worn.

Order of Wear for Adult Leaders

• Medal of Valor
• Medal of Courage
• Gold Medal of Achievement OR Honor GMA
• National Medal of Merit
• FCF Flame of Honor
• RRA Lifetime Achievement Award
• National Outstanding Service Award
• Medal of Excellence
• Missions Project Award
• National Executive Leadership Award OR Gold Star Award
• National Leadership Award OR Gold Eagle Award
• District Medal of Merit
• District Outstanding Service Award
• District Executive Leadership Award OR Silver Eagle Awd OR Silver Cluster
• District Leadership Award OR Gold Cluster Award OR Blue Cluster Award
• Pastor’s Award
• Outpost Coordinator’s Award OR Senior Commanders Award
• Outpost Leadership Award OR Outpost Commanders Award
• Outpost Service Award OR Outpost Leaders Service Award
• Historical training ribbon (LMA)
• Trail of the Saber Award
• Special Service Award
• National Continuous Learning Ribbon
• District Continuous Learning Ribbon
• Highest medal earned as a boy
• Sky Blue Merit Ribbon
• Silver Merit Ribbon
• Gold Merit Ribbon
• Green Merit Ribbon
• Brown Merit Ribbon
• Red Merit Ribbon
• Blue Merit Ribbon
• Orange Merit Ribbon

 

Order of Wear for Boys

• Medal of Valor
• Medal of Courage
• Gold Medal of Achievement/Honor GMA
• National Medal of Merit
• National Outstanding Service Award
• Missions Project Medal
• District Medal of Merit
• District Outstanding Service Award
• Trail of the Saber Award
• Junior Leaders Service Award
• Silver Medal of Achievement
• Bronze Medal of Achievement
• E3 Award -OR- Expedition Rangers Achievement Medal
• E2 Award -OR- Expedition Rangers Leadership Medal
• E1 Award -OR- Expedition Rangers Service Medal
• Expedition Rangers Activities Medal
• Gold Eagle
• Gold Hawk
• Gold Falcon
• Ranger Kids Gold Trail Award
• Sky Blue Merit Ribbon
• Silver Merit Ribbon
• Gold Merit Ribbon
• Green Merit Ribbon
• Brown Merit Ribbon
• Red Merit Ribbon
• Blue Merit Ribbon
• Orange Merit Ribbon