Ranger Kids learn from both experiences and activities full of fun and adventure—and are recognized for their learning through three trail patches: Elk, Wolverine, and Couger. To earn each trail’s patch, the Ranger Kid must earn the four awards along the trail. For example, once a Ranger Kid has earned the Antelope Award, the Ram Award, the Caribou Award, and the Buffalo Award, he receives the Elk patch. The boys can earn these awards in any order because they are all of equal value, not based on previous requirements. Each award is designed to help boys develop physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially.