Ranger Staff Training Course
This course has been developed to enable Cadets from wings other than Pennsylvania to become Ranger Staff Cadets. It compresses 8 weekends of intense staff training into 9 days. Students will be pushed to their limits both physically and mentally as they are taught, hands-on, a variety of skills including leadership, team management, effective teaching techniques, the importance of duty and commitment, SAR skills, advanced navigation, and woodsmanship. During the field exercise, students act as team commanders for a basic squadron. After the field exercise, students will immediately begin a survival hike, which will test all skills including navigation ability, endurance, survival techniques, and self-confidence. Students who complete this course will be awarded their Yellow Scarf. There will be an interview and written and physical fitness tests given by our staff prior to committing you to this course.
Prerequisite: Cadet Basic or Cadet Advanced
Ranger Staff Training Course Fee now includes food and some safety equipment
Ranger Command & General Staff Course
For National Command Staff, Region and Wing Commanders, Operation Directors, or Ground Operation Directors, this course will provide valuable information on how to develop a Ranger Program in your Wing or Region. The structure of ICS is used in managing the Ranger School. This course will cover the Planning, Management, Administrative, Legal, Finance, Operations, Logistics, Publications, and Training necessary to understand what is involved in establishing a school. The PA Wing Ranger Program has a long history of maintaining a high level of integrity and core values with an emphasis on developing future leaders. You will see this conveyed through the leadership and commitment of our staff.
RC&GS Course is a 6 day program from 10 to 15 July (with travel days of 8 and 16 July). This includes Meals and primitive lodging (Remember, this is Hawk Mountain).