"Explore, Learn, and Protect!" The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country. Each takes an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.
How Do I Earn My Junior Ranger Badge?
There are several ways to earn your Junior Ranger badge at Cuyahoga Valley this summer:
Junior Ranger Handbook and Activity Cards
Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit and share their answers with a ranger. Anyone who completes the Junior Ranger Handbook or the Junior Ranger, Jr. Activity Cards will earn a Junior Ranger badge. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 12, although people of all ages can participate. Find more activities and a virtual Junior Ranger badge by scrolling down this page.
Junior Ranger & Junior Ranger, Jr. Programs
Did you enjoy learning about the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the summer of 2023? Visit this page next spring to find out information and how to register for our Summer Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Jr. programs.
After You Finish
Once you've completed a Junior Ranger activity, download your badge to print or save!
We would love to hear from you!
Did you do any of the Junior Ranger activities on our website or design your own patch in The Valley Guide? Share your creations with us – take a photo, create a poem, share a drawing or just send us an email at CUVA_Jr_Ranger@nps.gov.
Upcoming Junior Ranger Events
Last updated: August 25, 2023