Silver shield-shaped badge marked U.S. Park Ranger. NPS arrowhead with National Park Service Department of the Interior encircling it in the middle.

Prototype Badge


The NPS considered changing the badge in 1955, soliciting ideas from the field. This arrowhead badge design was submitted by Frank Kowski. Three prototypes were manufactured but the NPS eventually settled on a less dramatic change.

Silver-plated brass. L 4.8, W 4.1, T 0.7 cm
NPS History Collection, HFCA 1852