• The setting sun over the Flint Hills casts shadows across the wide expanse of tallgrass prairie.

    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Programs

Scout Ranger Patch

Scout Ranger Patch

NPS

Girl and Boy Scouts may earn a certificate and patch for their participation in educational and service projects in national parks.

Patches are available at the preserve and certificates can be downloaded by scout leaders via the links below.

YouthGo.gov

Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger

 
Scouts cleaning the school desks

Scouts earning their patches by cleaning the historic school desks

Kids can get involved in making a difference in their national parks by participating in five or ten hours of either an educational program or volunteer service project. A certificate requires a five hour commitment and a patch requires ten.

Two brothers earned their Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger patches by assisting the park staff at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in cleaning the Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse interior exhibits. The boys learned about caring for these special places through their hard work and stewardship. The brothers are part of Cub Scout Troop Pack 65 from New Jersey.


Did You Know?

Grazing cattle at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.