I found this article while rummaging through the internet and thought it might be useful, but would suggest you consider the following adjustments:
- The required merits should not be scheduled in the summer when attendance is typically lower. Rather schedule required merits (Bible Knowledge, etc.) during the Fall when the boys can complete the reading by next Sept. (reading during the Summer does not usually happen).
- We see Ropecraft is not mentioned. We highly recommended you include this merit to ensure your boys are well prepared for District camps, plus this is a super valuble skill to have.
Here's the article:
The advancement trails for Discovery Rangers (grades 3-5), Adventure Rangers (grades 6-8), and Expedition Rangers (grades 9-12) are largely based on the completion of a specified number of skill merits. Groups may choose from a list of over 200 merits currently available.