Be A Junior Ranger

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Click on the Centennial birthday cake to download the Centennial Jr. Ranger booklet.

Become a NPS Centennial Junior Ranger!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, we launched a new junior ranger program for all to learn about the importance of one of the country's most recognized public agencies. You can download the new Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book and then print it out to complete. Fill out as much of the booklet as you can and then bring it to any National Park Service visitor center for a ranger to review. Once we look it over, you'll receive your limited edition Junior Ranger Centennial Badge and the ranger will sign your certificate. If you can't make it to a visitor center, you can also mail your completed booklet to us (mailing address can be found on page 3 of the booklet). Be sure to include your return address so we can send you your badge.

Enjoy this activity by yourself, with friends or with your family! Be sure to visit one of the nation's 400+ National Park Service sites this year and help us celebrate 100 years of service!

Download the booklet (PDF - 3.6 MB)

Junior Ranger badge

Becoming A Junior Ranger At The Park

Being a Junior Ranger is a great way for your child to become involved with your National Park.

It is also a great way for the entire family to learn more about Dayton's only National Park and about the National Park Service. All interested future Junior Rangers, between the ages of 6-12, should report to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. At the front desk just ask for a Junior Ranger booklet to get started.

It's fun, FREE, and easy!

Come and join a growing group of kids who are interested in the world around them and involved with their nation's heritage. Become a Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Junior Ranger. Upon completion of the required activities in the booklet, each participant can receive a Junior Ranger badge at each location and have an official park ranger sign their certificates of completion. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please feel free to Contact us. Visit the Directions page for information on how to get to the park.
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More Ways To Become A Jr. Ranger

Get the Paul Laurence Dunbar Junior Ranger patch by visiting the Dunbar House and completing the Junior Ranger booklet. Ask the ranger at the front desk for a Junior Ranger booklet to get started.

Earn Junior Ranger wings at Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center when you complete the Junior Ranger booklet. Once you arrive, ask a ranger for a Junior Ranger booklet to start your adventure.

Last updated: March 15, 2016

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