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Junior Ranger Badge

Junior Ranger Program

Learn about the remarkable life of Maggie Lena Walker and the important work of the National Park Service through the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site's Junior Ranger program! Many National Parks offer visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service Family as Junior Rangers. Interested students complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge.

To become a Junior Ranger at the Maggie L. Walker NHS, come to the visitor center, pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet, and start your quest to discover more about the life and legacy of Maggie L. Walker. Once you have completed the booklet, return to the visitor center to receive your Junior Ranger badge.

Can't make it to Richmond to visit the Maggie L. Walker NHS in person? Download the Junior Ranger activity booklet and use the Maggie L. Walker NHS website and the virtual tours and exhibits to complete the activities. Once you are finished, mail your completed booklet to Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site:

MAWA Junior Ranger Program
3215 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Don't forget to include your name and address so a Junior Ranger badge can be mailed back to you!

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Leadership Institute participants posed in the Virginia House of Delegates chamber

Maggie L. Walker Summer Leadership Institute

Each July, the National Park Service sponsors the Maggie L. Walker Summer Leadership Institute, a two-week, experiential program for youth interested in developing leadership skills and participating in community service projects. This free program is open to rising 8th - 10th graders in the greater Richmond area and is limited to fourteen participants. The 2023 Institute will meet July 10-13 and 17-20, from 9am to 2pm on site at the Maggie L. Walker NHS. Find more information and fill out an application.


Every Kid In A Park
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020-2021 fifth grade students will be able to bring their families to all national parks and other Department of Interior lands for free. Check out this page for information on how to print the voucher and exchange it for a pass.

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit us as part of the White House’s Every Kid Outdoors program. 4th grade students can go to to complete an activity and obtain a FREE annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

Bring your printed paper voucher to Cold Harbor Visitor Center located at 5515 Anderson-Wright Dr. Mechanicsville, VA 23111 or another National Park Site that sells passes to exchange your paper voucher for a plastic pass. Teachers can also get the pass for their 4th grade class. Email the Education Department for more assistance.


Coloring Sheets

Print this fun coloring sheet to learn more about Mrs. Walker and her organization, the Independent Order of St. Luke.

Independent Order of St. Luke Juvenile Cadet - coloring sheet (435KB PDF)

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Young boy wearing a National Park Service Junior Ranger hat.

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More About The National Park Service Junior Ranger Program!

While each site in the National Park Service has a Junior Ranger book associated with its site, there are even more options for Junior Rangers. With both virtual and printable Junior Ranger activities, National Park Service Junior Rangers have endless opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time! Check out the National Park Service Junior Ranger page to learn more!

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

3215 E Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223


(804) 226-5041 x0

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