Be A Junior Ranger

Serenity and Madelane Roanhorse completing JR Ranger Books.
Serenity and Madelan Roanhorse completing their JR Ranger Books.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 14 June, 2014.

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What is a Junior Ranger?
Junior Rangers can be thought of as potential Park Rangers in training. This nationwide program is designed to not only familiarize children with the duties and responsibilities of a park ranger, but also to spark an interest in the whole family for the resources and stories each National Park Service area preserves. At Bryce Canyon National Park, our Junior Rangers must successfully complete two tasks:
  1. Learn about the park by exploring the park museum, attending a presentation or hike given by a Park Ranger, or watching the park movie.
  2. Work through an activity booklet completing an age appropriate number of activities.
JR. Ranger Badge
Jr. Ranger Badge
Upon completing these requirements, Junior Ranger candidates must return to the Visitor Center where they will be inducted as Junior Rangers and receive a free badge. Upon receiving the badge, a unique patch can be purchased from the bookstore for one dollar.
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JR. Ranger Patch
Becoming a Junior Ranger is a mark of distinction. These special patches and badges issued cannot be purchased or otherwise obtained except through the dedication of the child and the support of his or her parents or guardians. Parents wishing their children to become Junior Rangers should plan to allocate 3-6 hours of their Bryce Canyon visit toward the completion of this program.
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Download our Jr. Ranger book here:

All ages: Download booklet (7.4 MB)

Last updated: October 23, 2019

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