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Spring RTW

Ranger School Spring Training Weekend     CANCELLED

When:  April 17-19 2020

Where:  Camp Raven Knob located near Mt Airy, NC

The North Carolina Wing will be offering our Ranger School Spring Training Weekend April 17-19 2020 at Camp Raven Knob located near Mt Airy, NC.  Course offerings will be based on student registration and what we offer is a fun, fast paced weekend where you will learn Search & Rescue Skills at your own individual level in the beautiful Piedmont mountains of NC.


In addition to learning real world field Search & Rescue skills to build your knowledge base for pursuing eventual individual certification as a search technician, we endeavor to conduct the premiere field leadership laboratory for cadets and seniors in the Southeast.  All meals are provided by the staff, lodging is in Scout tents or Adirondack shelters based on site location.  Advanced Course and Team Commander students will be expected to conduct overnight operations out of their 24 hour SAR ready packs.  Senior ICP and support staff will be lodged in ICP facilities in the Zeb Barnhardt Training Center.  


Parking is limited, so be prepared to carpool via POV/COV if possible.  All COV drivers should familiarize yourself with the proper reimbursement upload procedures for AFAM Training Mission reimbursement; otherwise if the procedures are not done correctly in a timely manner, any fuel reimbursements for COV's will come from your home unit's funds.  POV reimbursement via AFAM submission is limited and subject to the sole approval of the IC (Lt Col Brendan Kearns) based on assignment.


Below you will find the link to the registration form up with included instructions for payment, submission of required registration forms and additional information.  Copies of all required forms are attached to this email.  Registration ends Sunday, April 5th at 1700 hrs. No late registrations will be accepted.


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Raven Knob Boy Scout Camp:


NCWG Ranger Program
History - The North Carolina Wing Ranger program was started in 2010 after a group of cadets and seniors attended the Hawk Mountain Ranger School in Kempton, PA. These members wanted to bring this program to North Carolina Wing as a way to stimulate intrest in ground search and rescue in both North Carolina Wing and Middle East Region.  The school also sought to train leaders in a wildeness environment to better prepare cadets and seniors for the leadership challenges they may face in their daily lives.  The first school in 2010 was small with only 44 members attending including 4 members of the staff from Hawk Mountain Ranger School.  Since it's inception the program has grown to offer multiple course offerings, attracting members from multiple wings and regions and continues to grow and improve with average attendance around 200 personnel per weekend.

About - The NC Wing Ranger Program is primarily a FIELD LEADERSHIP SCHOOL where members learn wilderness search and rescue skills in addition to standard ground team qualifications and progress through a series of Ranger Grades that denote their skill level.  Members who advance successfully through the program are expected to be force multipliers for their home unit's ground team or any other search team they may be assigned to.  The NC Wing School is held on weekends in the spring and fall and independently caveats and supports the 9 day Summer Ranger School help at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA every July.  Multiple courses are offered from the published training curriculum based on student registration.  






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