Children, ages 6-11, can complete one of the many Junior Ranger programs to earn their Gulf Islands National Seashore Junior Ranger badge!
To meet the Junior Ranger requirements, children need to complete one of the Junior Ranger handbooks available at park visitor centers, contact stations, and entrance stations. Handbooks can be checked and Junior Ranger badges awarded at the Fort Pickens Discovery Center, Fort Barrancas Visitor Center, and Davis Bayou Visitor Center.
Each handbook and age group has different requirements. The program provides a great opportunity for children to learn about the natural wonders and historic stories and places of the national seashore. It's fun, rewarding, and free!
Become A Junior Ranger During COVID-19Indoor facilities remain closed due to COVID-19, however, the park is happy to provide Junior Ranger materials through the mail. Email your Junior Ranger handbook request and address to us! Return completed handbooks virtually through email or mail it to Gulf Islands National Seashore for a Junior Ranger badge.
Last updated: August 6, 2020