Be A Junior Ranger

The park's Jr. Ranger logo showing a soldier on horseback holding a rifle surrounded by a green circle and a bison silhouette in the background.
Welcome to the
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM
Junior Ranger page!
Here you'll find opportunities to become junior rangers a few different ways by following the directions and completing the required work. From becoming an official Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM Junior Ranger to becoming a Web Ranger Junior Ranger, this page has your junior ranger needs covered.
 
Jr Ranger Badge
The new Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Jr. Ranger badge.

NPS/Tom Engberg

Becoming a Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM Junior Ranger

The park's Junior Ranger program is back! We have a fresh supply of badges and the quiz is now available. Before you start the quiz, be sure to review the information on the Buffalo Soldiers and Colonel Charles Young. Then, download the quiz and complete it.

Once you're finished, you can email it to us or you can mail it to us (please mail your completed quizzes to the park's P.O. Box).

Email your completed quiz to: chyo_socialmedia@nps.gov. If you can't email the quiz to us, you can mail it to the park (mail to park's P.O. box).

Once we recieve your quiz, a ranger will review it and then we'll send you your badge along with some Jr. Ranger goodies! Good luck and we can't wait to add you to our park's Junior Ranger ranks!!!

Webquest Quiz - 1MB (Accessible PDF)

 
Child caricature wearing a flat hat and holding a birthday cake with "100" on top.
Click on the Centennial birthday cake to download the Centennial Jr. Ranger booklet.

NPS Centennial Junior Ranger

We have exhausted our supply of the NPS Centennial Junior Ranger badges. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check other parks in the National Park Service that may still have the badges available.

 
Cover page of Eclipse booklet showing a darkened sky with the moon passing in front of the sun above a mountain range, lake and desert.
The Jr. Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet - Click to download

NPS & The Planetary Society

Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer

We have exhausted our supply of the Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger badges. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check other parks in the National Park Service that may still have the badges available.

 
Logo showing kids playing outside with Every Kid Outdoors written underneath them
4th Graders, click the logo above to take the quiz!

Every Kid Outdoors

Attention all 4th graders! Have we got a deal for you and your family! Get out and visit your National Park Service sites this summer, for free! That's right, for free! Visit everykidoutdoors.gov and take the short online quiz. Once you complete the quiz, you'll receive a voucher that you can print out and bring to any national park site in the U.S. for free entry to that site! You can exchange your voucher for a hard plastic Every Kid Outdoors card so you can show it off with pride. Not only will this card get you and your family access to all of the national park sites, it will also get you and your family free entry to thousands of other federal recreation sites across the country! So, what are you waiting for? Get started NOW! Visit everykidoutdoors.gov and take the quiz.

Call ahead to the park site you will be visiting to make sure they have a supply of the Every Kid Outdoors card. Due to overwhelming demand, some parks may be temporarily out but others will likely have it. Visit everykidoutdoors.gov for more information.

Last updated: March 24, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 428
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Phone:

(937) 352-6757
Main park information line.

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