Every great challenge a young man accepts helps to build his character, increase his determination to achieve, and improve his ability to set goals and fulfill them. The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail offers such a challenge in the Trail to the Adventure Gold Award. Adventure Rangers earn merit badges, Advancement awards such as Powder Horn, Bowie Knife, Tomahawk, and Long Rifle, and the Adventure Bronze, Adventure Silver, and Adventure Gold medals. Young men can choose some of the merits they pursue based on individual and group interests. Yes, there is a football merit!