The Junior Ranger motto, "Explore. Learn. Protect." 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 at the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park.
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. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 7 to 13, although people of all ages can take part.
Junior Ranger booklets are available at the front desk of Plains High School, and the comfort station at the Boyhood Farm; ask a staff member for a booklet and a pencil.
For those unable to complete the book during their visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, the mailing address for the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park is 300 North Bond Street Plains, Georgia 31780.
Junior Ranger FAQs
Absolutely! If you could not make it to the Visitor Center before your departure, we can mail you a Junior Ranger badge. Just send us pictures of your completed activity pages along with your mailing address via email or mail the completed booklet with a return address to Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, 300 North Bond Street Plains, Georgia 31780.
No, there is no age limit. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 7 to 13, although people of all ages can participate. You are never too old to be a Junior Ranger!
Download Activity Booklets and Virtual BadgesExplore these additional Junior Ranger booklets with different themes below, available for download and enjoyment in the comfort of your home! Completion awards vary with each program and may include a printable certificate, badge, digital high five, or a physical patch or badge. For even more booklets and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the National Junior Ranger website.
National Junior Ranger Booklets
Last updated: October 2, 2023