Be A Junior Ranger

Two new JR. Rangers taking their oath
JR. Rangers Nicholas and Alex taking their oath

NPS Photo: Brenner

"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 that offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers.

Interested youth complete a series of activities during their visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.

You may download the JR. Ranger Booklet or pick one up at Park Headquarters in Fritch, or at the Visitor Center at Alibates.
Now you can be a Ranger even if you are not able to visit a national park. Log on and you can become a member of a growing group of young people who are interested in the world around them and involved with their nation's heritage…the WebRangers!

Last updated: February 11, 2019

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