The Junior Ranger Programme began in 2018 and is designed and instructed by the Malilangwe scouts and funded by donors. The scouts act as mentors to the junior rangers and pass on a diverse range of skills and wisdom to the young recruits. The curriculum for the programme is approved by The Ministry of Education and is held over a period of nine weeks, during school holidays, throughout the course of a year.
The junior rangers are selected from surrounding community schools and are boys aged 16 to 19 years old.
The junior rangers are accommodated in purpose-built dormitories. Duties shared amongst them include cleaning, washing, and cooking meals. Standards for levels of cleanliness and neatness are explained and demonstrated by the scouts. High standards and teamwork are the order of the day.