Riverways Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger badge with hat on picture of a blue spring

The National Park Junior Ranger programs connect kids to their National Parks. The Junior Ranger motto is "Explore, Learn, Protect"

Can you take the Junior Ranger Pledge? Raise your right hand and say "As a Junior Ranger, I pledge to discover my world, learn about nature and history, protect our national parks and take good care of the world around me."

Become a Riverways Junior Ranger even if you can't visit the park by printing out and completing the activities below!

Once activities are completed print your own Junior Ranger badge below or mail your pages to Ozark National Scenic Riverways, PO Box 490, Van Buren, MO 63965 and a Ranger will mail back your official Junior Ranger badge.

a hand drawn picture of alley mill
Alley Mill was built in 1894

Alley Mill Hamlet Activity

a cartoon representation of a orange pfd
Always wear your PFD (Personal Flotation Device)!

River Safety Activity

a view inside devils well with water lake and canoes on top of water with explorers in gear

Dan Lamping/Cave Research Foundation

Explore Devils Well Activity

view from inside cave spring looking out at river, blue water and dark rocks at the mouth of the opening
Some springs like Cave Spring are partially filled with water, some are completely filled with water. When a spring dies and is void of water it becomes a cave.

Ozark Springs: You Name It! Activity

inside round spring cave, brown, black and white formations draping from ceiling and floor
Round Spring Cave is the only cave open in the park, tours conducted all summer long!

Patty Wheatley-Bishop

Round Spring Cave: Tick-Tock, Drip-Drop Activity

a riverways junior ranger badge with cut here marks
Cut out your own Junior Ranger badge once you complete your selected activities above.

Right click the image of the Junior Ranger badge to download and print your own badge from home! Adjust the size to hang on your refrigerator or on your shirt.

Last updated: April 10, 2020