Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Explorer Activity Book cover featuring an image of two carved guardian ki'i (tiki)
The Junior Ranger Explorer Activity Guide cover urges Junior Rangers to "Discover & Explore" Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

Junior Ranger Programs Now Available online!

Explore! Learn! Protect! Become a Junior Ranger at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Opportunities for all ages (even adults) makes becoming a Junior Ranger an experience for the whole 'ohana (family).

The "Junior Ranger Explorer Activity Guide" (PDF 3.1 MB) (ages 6-12) introduces kids to Hawaiian culture and the unique natural history of Hawai'i; the classic Junior Ranger experience.

The "Honu Helper Activity Booklet" (PDF 702 MB) (ages 3-6) provides fun coloring, matching and drawing activities for the youngest learners.

Lastly, for the big kids at heart, the "Kupuna Ranger Booklet" (PDF 1.4 MB) (ages 13 and beyond) takes a deeper dive into Hawaiian history and culture.

Green arrowhead-shaped stamp with ranger hat and the text: "JUNIOR RANGER, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau NHP, Virtual Visit 2020, EXPLORE. LEARN. PROTECT."

Visit Virtually

Most activities in the Junior Ranger booklets can be completed through the Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park Virtual Tour.

Don't forget your Virtual Visit Junior Ranger Stamp!

Are you a fan of Eastern National's Passport to Your National Parks? Continue your collection of Junior Ranger Cancellation Stamps with our new Virtual Visit Junior Ranger Stamp! This can be downloaded, printed, and pasted in your Passport.


What do I do after I complete the Junior Ranger Booklet?

Send your book by mail! Rangers will look through your book and send you a Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau NHP Junior Ranger badge. We will also return your book with the Junior Ranger stamp on it. Don't forget to include your return address! When you recieve your book and your badge you can say the Junior Ranger Pledge with your family to make it official.

Park Address:
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau NHP
ATTN: Interpretation, Junior Ranger
P.O. Box 129
Hōnaunau, HI 96726
Prefer to keep things electronic? No problem. Message us and we can provide you with an email address to send scans of your booklet to. Once a ranger has checked your booklet, we will send you a special Virtual Junior Ranger badge that you can print out at home. If you would prefer to recieve a badge in the mail, please let us know. You can also participate in saying the Junior Ranger Pledge with your 'ohana (family).

Junior Ranger Pledge

Before you say the Junior Ranger pledge, let's learn some Hawaiian words found in the pledge. Mālama ka 'āina means to care for and live in harmony with the land. 'ike is your knowledge or understanding. And to "live aloha" is to create positive thoughts and feelings and treat each other with love and respect.

Now you're ready to become an official Junior Ranger at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park! Raise your right hand and repeat the pledge below:

"As an official Junior Ranger, I pledge to:
Mālama ka 'āina
Get to know the plants, animals, culture, and historical places around where I live,
Share my 'ike with others,
And always live aloha!"

Last updated: October 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO BOX 129
Hōnaunau, HI 96726


808 328-2326

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