Be A Junior Ranger

An adult high fives a boy

NPS photo/S. Spatz

Explore. Learn. Protect.

That's what being a Junior Ranger is all about. Earning a badge isn't just for kids. Adults can earn their Junior Ranger badges by completing more activities and learning gold rush history, too!
 
Wooden badge with text "Junior Ranger Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park"

How to become a Junior Ranger

In Skagway: We've got two ways you can become a Junior Ranger if you come to Skagway. Earn your badge by:

  • visiting the Junior Ranger Activity Center. Klondike Gold Rush has a whole building dedicated to Junior Rangers. Complete 5 iPad activites and explore this hands-on center to earn your badge.
  • doing the book! Pick up a Junior Ranger book at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park's Visitor Center. Spend the day exploring and enjoying the park. Return the completed booklet to the Visitor Center, the Junior Ranger Activity Center, or mail it to us.

 

At Home: Download our new Junior Ranger booklet and get started at home. This new book features activities for all ages and skills. Learn about the gold rush while earning gold nuggets for each activity. The older you are, the more nuggets you need to earn to get your badge.

Once you have finished the booklet you can bring it to the the park in person, or mail it to us and we'll send you your reward. When mailing the booklet, make sure to circle which age category you fall under and fill your name out on the Junior Ranger Certificate so we know who to send the badge to.

Mail your completed booklet to:
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Attn: Junior Ranger Program
P.O. Box 517
Skagway, AK 99840

 
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NPS photo/S. Millard

Junior Ranger Day
If you are lucky enough to be at the park on the third Thursday in July, join us for Junior Ranger Day!

This carnival celebrates the youth that will become the next generation of stewards of the National Parks. In previous years, the event has featured Tlingit Heritage Dancers, a junior fire fighter obstacle course, numerous hands on crafts & activities, and live birds of prey. The event usually takes place between 10am and 2pm at the Moore House.

Last updated: August 23, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:

(907) 983-9200

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