Junior Ranger Toolkit Launched!

Junior Rangers at Holyrood ParkOver the last few years SCRA has been developing a Junior Ranger programme for Scotland. In 2013 the Pilot Project was set up looking closely at the activities of four Junior Ranger schemes run by Countryside Rangers. The Junior Ranger pilot project was completed in March 2015. From information gained from the Pilot Project, a Junior Ranger Toolkit has been produced which forms the guidelines for setting up and running a SCRA Junior Ranger scheme. The Toolkit can be downloaded from the link above.

WHO?      Delivered primarily by Scottish Countryside Rangers, working with local partners

Open to all young people aged between 11 and 18

WHAT?      A programme of meetings focussing on environmental awareness, skills development and citizenship

Enjoyable, inspirational and relevant outdoor learning experiences

Opportunities to develop transferable understanding and experience of the Ranger profession

Benefits the local natural and cultural heritage

WHEN?    The Pilot programme ended in March 2015.

Junior Ranger scheme activities usually take place about once a month (varies from scheme to scheme).

Junior Rangers on a seashore visit

The four pilot schemes were:

 Scheme

Contact

Email

East Lothian Ranger Service

Jen Newcombe, SCRA Junior Ranger Steering Group Chair
01620 827847 / 07770 927758

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Laura Douglas
07770 927754
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Hopetoun House Ranger Service Maree Morrison
0131 331 2451 / 0788 123 6491
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Holyrood Ranger Service (Historic Scotland) Martin Gray
0131 652 8150 / 07711 052324
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Lily Laing
0131 652 8150 / 07747866184
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 Fife Coast and Countryside Trust in conjunction with Bell Baxter High School, Cupar Bob Weston
07951 241909
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Each scheme follows these key principles (agreed by SCRA in 2012)

  • Delivered primarily by Rangers, working with local partners
  • Providing opportunities to develop transferable understanding and experience of the Ranger profession
  • Open to all young people aged between 11 and 18
  • Demonstrating benefits to the local natural and cultural heritage
  • Comprising a programme of meetings focussing on environmental awareness, skills development and citizenship
  • Providing enjoyable, inspirational and relevant outdoor learning experiences

If you are interested in becoming a Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger schemes listed below are currently operating in Scotland. If you are interested in joining one of the schemes, please get in touch with the individual scheme contact for more information. It is planned to develop more schemes and these will be added to the list as they are established. 

 

 Scheme

Contact

Email

East Lothian Junior Rangers

 

Jen Edwards

Laura Douglas

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Fife Coast and Countryside Trust in conjunction with Bell Baxter High School Junior Rangers

Bob Weston

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Holyrood Park Ranger Service Junior Rangers

Lily Laing

Martin Gray

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Hopetoun House Junior Rangers

Maree Morrison

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Cairngorms National Park Junior Rangers

Alan Smith

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Culzean ECOS Group (Environmental, Conservation and Outdoor Skills)

 

Heather Lowther, Ranger

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Bin Ranger Club

Meets monthly at The Bin Quarry

Ages 8-18. Charge is £2 a session

Biannual camps for juniors and seniors.

Angie Smith 01466794161

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RSPB Phoenix Group – Loch Leven

Judy Paul

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North Ayrshire Junior Rangers - Eglinton Country Park.  KA12 8TA

Helen McDowall

01294 551776

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If youare running a scheme and would like to have your contact details included here please contact admin@scra-online with your contact details and a member of the SCRA Junior Ranger Project Steering Group will get in touch with you.

Documents for download: