Be a Junior Ranger
Learn about Rock Creek Park and become an official Junior Ranger! We have two versions of the program available:
Books are available at Rock Creek Park visitor centers or through the mail.
Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experiences or projects to align with Journey work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.
Boy Scout & Cub Scout Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites to spark awareness of national parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.
Other Youth Programs
Every Kid Outdoors
Every Kid Outdoors is designed to get fourth graders to experience the outdoors through their public spaces. part of the initiative is a free pass for the kids to help them explore and learn.
Kids in Parks- TRACK Trails
Designed to introduce children to the wonders of nature as well as the benefits of outdoor exercise, the Rock Creek Park TRACK Trail runs for one mile (two miles, out and back) on the paved, multi-use trail paralleling Rock Creek between Broad Branch Road and Porter Street. Four different TRACK Trail brochures may be picked up at the trailheads. For more information visit the Rock Creek Park TRACK Trails page.
Last updated: April 30, 2022