The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, including Scotts Bluff National Monument. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.
In addition to the activity books for specific parks, there are other types of Junior Ranger programs. Junior Paleontologist takes kids into the world of fossils while the Jr. Ranger Night Explorer draws their eyes to the sky at night. Another place to find Jr. Ranger activities is on line. Go to the Web Rangers site where more than 50 games help kids discover more about their National Parks.