Bush Rangers


What is the Bush Rangers WA program?

Bush Rangers WA is a voluntary program for young Western Australians with an interest in our natural environment. It is part of the broader Cadets WA program, which aims to give all secondary school aged youth the opportunity to take part in personal development training that provides practical life skills, and develops leadership, teamwork and initiative skills.

Who can join?

Bush Ranger WA units are based at secondary schools and any student Year 7 or above can join a unit. Units meet regularly at school to undertake training, plan, and then carry out projects.

What will I do as a Bush Ranger Cadet?

As a Bush Ranger you will:

  • Contribute to nature conservation through hands-on projects
  • Develop first aid, bushcraft, survival and navigation skills
  • Learn about managing national parks, state forests and other special places
  • Help save threatened plant and animal species and their habitats
  • Develop personal and leadership skills
  • Go on camps where you do all these things and more.

How will the Bush Ranger program help the community?

Bush Rangers work with people in their area through a variety of local conservation projects.
These could include:

  • Establishing a native garden at your school to replace an area of unused lawn
  • Helping to construct and/or maintain a walk trail in a local or national park
  • Assisting in wildlife recovery
  • Adopting an area of local bushland, mapping its vegetation and monitoring its use by birds and other animals.

Young Western Australians giving back to the environment and community.
FIND OUT MORE: Contact Bush Ranger Unit Leader at the College on 9581 0900