Be A Junior Ranger

Group of children hold blue junior ranger booklets and take pledge. They smile as they read the back of the booklet. Golden trees in the background.
Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Rangers taking the Junior Ranger pledge at Travelers' Rest State Park. Lolo, MT.

Dale Dufor, Travelers' Rest Volunteer.

 
Booklet and Badge. Booklet is blue features Lewis and Clark Trail logo. Booklet reads Junior Ranger. Badge reader Junior Ranger

Earn your badge in person

The Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger program is available at more than 30 locations along the 4,900 mile Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. To earn a Junior Ranger badge, you'll work on an activity booklet. Activities will guide you to check out the place you're visiting and to find out why that place is important to the Lewis and Clark Expedition story. As you fill-in-the-blanks, you'll learn about Native lands. As you decode messages, you'll get to know expedition members’ diverse backgrounds and skills.

Ready to get started? Find a participating location along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail where you can pick up your free activity booklet.
 
Tactile map of Lewis and Clark Trail propped up on visitor center table. The map is 3D relief, with braille.
Tactile map of Lewis and Clark Trail on display at Historic Fort Steuben, OH.

Credit: Historic Fort Steuben.

Find fun, accessible features

You can hear the Junior Ranger booklet's activities narrated and audio-described by checking out Online Read-Along videos. Find the link to these Read-Along videos on the cover of your Junior Ranger booklet.

Hear indigenous names of plants and animals featured in the Junior Ranger booklet by visiting the Native Names page.

Tactile maps are now available at every site hosting the program. These raised relief maps help participants understand 4,900 mile Lewis and Clark Expedition route across North America. They're particularly helpful if you are blind or have low vision.
 
Cartoon style illustration of Pacific Northwest United States with tribes art, homes, boats, animals, and forests.

Earn your badge at home

You can also earn and print a Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Online badge at home. Check out Lewis and Clark Junior Ranger Online! Complete the online activities, take the pledge, and print out your Junior Ranger badge.
 

Junior Ranger Online & In Person

  • Badge. Junior Ranger Online. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

    Junior Ranger Online

    Complete online interactive activities to earn a Lewis and Clark Trail online Junior Ranger badge.

  • Child holds booklet. Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger booklet. Badge. Doodles.

    Where to become a Junior Ranger

    The Lewis and Clark Junior Ranger book can be found at locations across the country. Find a site that's hosting the program.

  • Activity page with historical figure. A cell phone shows a video version of the printed page.

    Read-Along Videos

    Hear the Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger booklet narrated and audio described.

Last updated: November 22, 2021

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