For Kids

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Become a Junior Ranger

Padre Island offers a self-guided Junior Ranger activity book for anyone wanting to learn more about the park while earning your very own Junior Ranger Badge.

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Every Kid Outdoors

The Every Kid Outdoors initiative is aimed at providing an opportunity for each fourth grade student across the country to experience federal lands and water in person. Students logon onto the Every Kid Outdoors website to complete an on-line activity and earn a voucher that can be exchanged for a plastic pass at park entrance stations. The Every Kid Outdoors Pass gives students free access to public lands during their fourth-grade school year and up through August 31.


Scout Ranger Programs

The National Park Service, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and Boy Scouts of America have teamed up to create a scout ranger program in the national parks. Learn more about these programs at the links below.

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Girl Scout Ranger

Volunteer in a park thorough the Girl Scout Ranger Program and earn a certificate and/or patch.

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Scout Ranger Program

Volunteer in a park through the Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program and earn a certificate and/or patch.

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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