Be A Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger at the Truman Home!
Be a Junior Ranger...perhaps someday you'll be the next generation of Park Rangers


Maybe you'd like to be a Junior Ranger! You would make the President proud.
Junior Ranger booklet
Junior Ranger booklets for Harry S Truman National Historic Site


The job of our National Park Rangers is to preserve and protect our nation's treasures. Rangers at our site do this is by sharing the story of our 33rd president Harry S Truman and his life in Independence. You can be a Junior Ranger and learn more about the Truman story when you complete activities in the Junior Ranger booklet.

Get a head start! If visiting the site, bring your completed booklet to the park's visitor center. If you cannot visit us in person, you can still participate. Complete the booklet, mail it in, and let us know you're finished along with your name and address and will send you your official certificate and badge!

Our mailing address is :
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
223 North Main Street
Independence, MO 64050

Click on your age group below to get a Junior Ranger Booklet.
Ages 5-8
Ages 9-12

(You'll need Adobe Acrobat to open and print.)

Don't're never too old to be a Junior Ranger!


Check out the Truman Word Search! Download and print your very own!

The Truman Family Campaigning on the "Ferdinand Magellan" train in 1948
Trains and railroads played an important role in Harry Truman's life. His most important political experience, the 1948 election, was fought and won on railroads across the country.

The National Park Service and partners have developed a new Junior Ranger experience online, highlighting our Nation's railroading history. Perhaps you had some railroading history in your family's history...

The booklet, in .pdf format, is available here. (Please note that there is not a specific badge for this as of right now... Click here to be a Railroad Junior Ranger!
Girl Scout 19th Amendment Patch
Coming soon...a Girl Scout 19th Amendment patch!

The National Park Service and the Girl Scouts of America have partnered to commemorate this special centennial of the 19th Amendment! The local Kansas City Public Library system and partners have developed this special coloring book highlighting the 19th Amendment's history in the Kansas City area. It is available for download here. We will be scheduling some programming for Girl Scouts and families soon.

The patch is coming soon and will be available at the park's visitor center. You can learn more about this exciting partnership by clicking here.

The National Park Service 19th Amendment Junior Ranger booklet for Girl Scouts is available by clicking here!!

(Please note that while the park is closed as a result of COVID-19, we will be unable to mail Junior Ranger patches.)
Junior Ranger Stamp, 2021!
Special Virtual Junior Ranger Stamp, 2021!

Eastern National/ America's National Parks

Here is a special, virtual Junior Ranger stamp for 2021. You can right-click and save!

THANK YOU to Eastern National for doing this for us, and you!

Last updated: December 23, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

223 North Main Street (Visitor Center)
Independence, MO 64050


(816) 254-2720
Please note that as the Visitor Center is closed because of COVID19, staff are teleworking and not available at the phones to answer.

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