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Ready Trailman

The Ready Trailman is ready for whatever happens. He has a full set of camping skills and does his fair share of the work as well as the fun. This rank concentrates on making a boy a useful fellow to have around camp. A Ready Trailman is competent in his outdoor skills and prepared for a variety of outdoor adventures. He will learn many things that will make him handy to have around. People expect a competent outdoorsman to have a successful attitude about most things in life, and the trail to Ready Trailman will help him develop that attitude.

Requirements

Prerequisite

  • Earn the Able Trailman Rank.

Trail Badge Work:

  • Complete the following nine required Trail Badges: Aquatics, Camping, Fire Ranger, First Aid, Our Flag, Outdoor Cooking, Ropework, Trail Skills, and Woods Tools.
  • Earn a total of five elective Trail Badges of your choice since joining as a Navigator. (Note: the Horizon required Trail Badges cannot be earned in the Navigators program)

Servant Service:

  • Complete 15 hours of service for each year since joining Navigators. Record your hours on the service chart in your handbook and have them verified by an adult.

Troop Involvement:

  • Maintain a level of Troop meeting attendance acceptable to your Trailmaster (typically 60% or better).
  • Participate in at least 16 Troop activities since becoming a Navigator, not including regular meetings. Record each activity on the activity chart in your handbook (trips, camp, community outings, etc.) and have each one verified by an adult.

Leadership:

Since earning the Able Trailman Rank, serve as a Junior Patrol Leader for a minimum of six months or (pick one):

  • At five Troop meetings, demonstrate your leadership ability by planning and instructing Recruit or Able Trailmen in significant Ready Trailmen required Trail Badge skills approved by your Trailmaster or Trail Guide.
  • At five Troop meetings, demonstrate your leadership ability by planning and instructing a Woodlands Trail group in significant skills approved by your Trailmaster or Trail Guide and the Woodlands Trail Ranger.

Faith:

Since earning the Able Trailman Rank, serve as a Junior Patrol Leader for a minimum of six months or (pick one):

  • Any Trail Life USA Values Branch Trail Badge The Navigators Christian Faith Activities option.
  • A Navigators level Christian religious recognition (according to your denomination.)
  • A Navigators Trail Life USA approved father-and-son Group discipleship Program, such as the manhood Journey Program.

Marks His Progress:

  • Successfully complete an Advancement Conference with your Trailmaster or Trail Guide.
  • Successfully complete a Board of Review.

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