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 seeks 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 only 44 members attended including 4 members of the staff from Hawk Mountain Ranger School. The school was very sucessful and many lessons were learned that year. In 2012, the school has grown to over 140 staff and students from 6 wings and 3 regions.