Be A Junior Ranger

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Jr. Ranger Badge on Jr. Ranger Book


Tremendously popular throughout the 400+ units of the National Park System, Junior Ranger programs are a great way to get kids, and their families, interested and involved in their national parks.
Our new Junior Ranger program is designed for children, ages 5-13, who can earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate by completing activities contained within the Junior Ranger booklet. 16 activities take young visitors through exhibits and self-guided walks and tours throughout the park. Once kids complete the appropriate activities for their age group, rangers and park volunteers will issue their badge and certificate.Pick up your Junior Ranger Booklet at the Visitor Contact Station - 7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia 22645, and earn your Junior Ranger Badge today!
Jr. Rangers receiving their badges.
Jr. Rangers receiving their badges.


Earn your Jr. Ranger Badge at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP

Guidelines and Things to Know:

Our Junior Ranger Activity Booklet (geared toward ages 5-13) is loaded with fun activities that help you really get to know the Park. Besides having lots of fun, you can earn a Junior Ranger badge. You can pick up your free Junior Ranger booklet at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Visitor Contact Station or download the Junior Ranger booklet.

  • This program will take a minimum of 2 Hours to complete.
  • Ages 5 - 8, must complete 6 activities, one of which must be an activity located in the Park.
  • Agest 9 - 13, must complete 8 activities, two of which must be an activity located in the Park.
  • Ages 14 and Beyond - must complete the entire booklet.
  • Requirements will be waved if partner sites are closed, and if there are no ranger programs when you are onsite.
  • If you are not able to complete the booklet before we close, you may mail it to the Park once you have completed the correct number of activities. A ranger will review your answers, and send you a badge in the mail. Please mail your completed booklet to: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645.

Virtual Experience for the Jr. Ranger Program

This program was designed to do while visiting the Park. Many of the activities correspond with the exhibits, signs, and tours within the Park. It was not designed to match our online content.

Yet, you can still do many of the activities from home. Just download the Jr. Ranger booklet and start exploring information on this website:
Junior Ranger Cancellation Stamp for Virtual Users
Jr. Ranger Virtual Stamp

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Download this image once you have completed the Jr. Ranger Booklet.

Last updated: May 24, 2020

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P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645



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