On April 20, Eisenhower National Historic Site will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day as part of National Park Week. As part of this national celebration, Eisenhower National Historic Site offers its Junior Ranger program, the Junior Secret Service Agent program. Designed for children aged 7-12, the Junior Secret Service Agent program allows the children to learn about President Dwight Eisenhower and how the Secret Service protected him on his farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Children participating in the Junior Secret Service Agent program engage in activities such as practicing radio procedure, looking for suspicious objects using binoculars, and becoming familiar with surveillance equipment in the site's restored Secret Service office. Trainees may also have to approach a "suspicious" staff member and "interrogate" them about their activities. Parents should plan to assist their children as they complete this self-guided activity. Upon completing the program, the children will receive a Junior Secret Service Agent badge and certificate, plus a Junior Ranger patch commemorating National Junior Ranger Day. In addition to the Jr. Ranger activities, park rangers will present programs on Eisenhower and the Secret Service.
For more information contact the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 717/ 338-9114. To learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger, or about the National Park Service's WebRanger program, please visit the RangerZONE at http://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm