Junior Ranger

map of the United States with Junior Ranger Badges
Junior Ranger Badges and Patches display at James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Rebecca Hayward

New Junior Ranger Book
Garfield Site Junior Ranger book cover.


Explore. Learn. Protect.

The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.

The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, and some Junior Ranger programs are national. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers.

Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13. Explore more Junior Ranger programs here.

Request an electronic or hard copy of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site Junior Ranger book here.

Railroad Explorer cover shows a train heading down tracks with people waiting
Railroad Explorer Junior Ranger book cover


Railroad Explorer Junior Ranger book

This book will teach you about the transcontinental railroad, which helped link the United States from coast to coast. At James A. Garfield National Historic Site the railroad played a huge part in James A. Garfield's 1880 Presidential Campaign which brought thousands of visitors to his Mentor farm.

Visit this site to begin your adventure.

For a hard copy please email the site.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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