Be A Junior Ranger

Color photo of female park ranger swearing in young girl as junior ranger.
There are many ways for kids to earn their Junior Ranger badge, and all of them are fun!

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Independence National Historical Park
The park offers two Junior Ranger programs. Try one, or try them both! The Junior Ranger for iPhone and iPad gives kids a way to interact with the park's stories on their mobile device. The Junior Ranger Activity Booklet requires kids to learn facts about park sites. Kids earn Junior Ranger certificates and badges for participating in either program. Booklets and badges are not available through the mail.

Junior Ranger for iPhone and iPad

Junior Ranger Activity Booklet


Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Visit the home of Polish patriot Thaddeus Kosciuszko and complete the activities in the Junior Ranger booklet to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Kosciuszko served as a military engineer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He later led a failed uprising against Russian occupiers in his native Poland. The Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon - 4pm, from April through October. The site is closed November through March. The site does not honor requests for booklets or badges through the mail.


Germantown White House
Download the Junior Ranger booklet for the Germantown White House (also known as the Deshler-Morris House), and learn more about the home's famous occupant, President George Washington. The site is open on Saturdays just for special events. Check the operating hours for more information. The site cannot honor requests for booklets or badges through the mail.


Not able to visit the park? You can become a WebRanger. This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Play games and earn prizes while learning about treasured places. If you love your national parks, this site is for you.

Last updated: September 9, 2016

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