Be A Junior Ranger

a wooden jr ranger badge with Jimmy Carter National Historic Site words at the top of the badge. In the center is a bidon with the words Plains, Ga above the bison with est. 1987 below.
Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Junior Ranger badge


What is a Junior Ranger?

"Explore, Learn, and 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 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 comfort station at the Boyhood Farm; ask a staff member for a booklet and a pencil.

Please feel free to download our Junior Ranger Book (accessible version).

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.

Park staff are excited to learn that we have aspiring Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Junior Rangers! For those of you that have submitted (or plan to submit) your completed book to the park, please be patient in receiving your badge. We currently do not have the ability to mail badges out, but we will get them to you as soon as we are able. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to officially celebrating your accomplishment!

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Last updated: April 24, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229) 824 - 4104 x0
The main phone system for Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. The visitor information desk is manned from 9 am until 5 pm daily except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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