Be A Junior Ranger

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Complete your booklet. Earn your badge!

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Junior Rangers "Explore, Learn, and Protect" their national parks. Become a Junior Ranger by learning about animals, glaciers, human history, and more! Once you take the time to learn about the park and its valuable resources, you will be able to share your knowledge with friends and family to help them understand why Glacier National Park is a special place. You'll even receive a gold badge to remind you of your important role in the National Park Service.

How Do I Become a Glacier Junior Ranger?

Glacier Junior Rangers must complete certain requirements to earn a junior ranger badge: visit the park, follow park rules, and correctly complete two required activities and at least five other activities in the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. Due to visitor center closures associated with COVID-19, Junior Ranger Activity Booklets are not being distributed in the park at this time. The Junior Ranger Activity Booklet is available for download. In-person awards have been temporarily suspended. Completed Junior Ranger Activity Booklets can be mailed to the park for review. Park rangers will review the booklets and mail participants their junior ranger badge. Please note that this program is for families and individuals only. The park is unable to send out large quantities of badges to schools or other groups.

Park Mailing Address
Junior Ranger Program
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

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What does a park ranger do?

Read about a Day in the Life (pdf) of a park ranger or entries in the ranger blogs "Greetings from Glacier" and "Backcountry Blog".

Check the monthly Ranger-led Activity Schedule to attend a program or hike with a ranger.


Junior Ranger Activities


Most people think that Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is an important place to protect because of the glaciers in the park. While this is true, the glaciers are just part of the story!

This area was made a national park because of its unique geology (including the glaciers), importance to American Indians, its diversity of species (like bears) wilderness character, and the cultural history of how westward movement changed the people and the landscape. In 1932, Glacier was designated as the world's first International Peace Park which has led other countries around the world to work together to protect shared park resources.

Watch our Science & Learning videos to learn more about specific resources or find instructions to hands-on activities you can do at home or school.

Cover of Jr Ranger book with bear on lake shore and eagle soaring over mountain background.

Glacier's Junior Ranger Activity Book

Below are some pages from the book, all in pdf format:

Answer Key (2.1 mb)


Find even more activities on the Park Fun page.

Last updated: November 4, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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