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We dare you to try to keep up with the Junior Rangers at Bighorn Canyon. It's fun and healthy to play in the parks and now National Park Junior Rangers get an extra reward for movin' it outside.
"Young people inspire us; we want to help them be healthy and curious for life. It starts with family fun. We want to help parents learn the skills they need to enjoy the outdoors with their kids," National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said.
Young people who complete at least one physical activity in pursuit of their Junior Ranger badge receive a special sticker that designates them as a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger. The activities range from adventures like hiking with a ranger to body surfing and canoeing.
By summer's end, 50 national parks will offer Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger programs. Young people can become Junior Rangers at more than 200 national parks nationwide.
Before heading out, families can look at www.letsmove.gov/letsmoveoutside.php formore information about activities and participating parks. This website hub will link families to the great outdoors and give tips and ideas on how to best plan and enjoy an active adventure. The National Park Service provides 84 million acres to explore, so there are many places and ways to move outside!