Thanks. That's great for tracking.Tracking, which is part of scouting IMO, isn’t correct in the 8th printing, . I don’t have my book on me, but the tracking section gives either a -10 or greater to non-rangers for tracking.
EDIT: Sorry for delay, and apologies if misunderstanding your complaint..
PHB pg 66: "Non-Ranger Tracking. Any non-ranger making a tracking check suffers an automatic -10 penalty to any die roll."
But it still leaves the cleric being surprised much less than the Ranger, which in AD&D, "Rangers surprise (q.v.) opponents 50% of the time (d6, score 1 through 3) and are themselves surprised only 161/3% of the time (d6, score 1)".
I wasn't even thinking of tracking when I made the post. I'm glad by the 8th printing they fixed tracking. But the ranger as an archetype, is skilled at sensing and laying ambushes. But it's the C&C cleric that avoids ambushes, not the ranger.