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Be a Cedar Creek & Belle Grove Junior Ranger

A Junior Ranger activity book is displayed with a plastic ranger badge.
Junior Ranger activity book and badge

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The Junior Ranger program helps kids explore, learn about, and protect Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Anyone can become a Junior Ranger by completing activities during a visit to the park.

How to be a Junior Ranger

Get a free Junior Ranger booklet from the Visitor Contact Station. Follow the activity instructions in the booklet. When the activities are complete, return to the Visitor Contact Station to receive your official Junior Ranger badge for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.

The activities will take at least two hours to finish, but may be done as you visit places in the park. When reviewing the booklet, park rangers will be flexible if sites are closed, or if no ranger programs are scheduled during your visit. 

The activities are designed for children ages 5 to 13. 

  • For ages 5 to 8, complete 6 activities, one of which must be an activity in the park.

  • For ages 9 to 13, complete 8 activities, two of which must be an activity in the park.

  • Ages 14 and older must complete the entire booklet. 

If you complete the booklet after closing time, mail it to the park for a ranger to review. The ranger will send your badge in the mail.

Details

The activities will take at least two hours to finish, but may be done as you visit places in the park. 

Follow the activity instructions in the booklet. When the activities are complete, return to the Visitor Contact Station to receive your official Junior Ranger badge for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. 

Anyone can become a Junior Ranger. The activities are designed for children ages 5 to 13. 

  • For ages 5 to 8, complete 6 activities, one of which must be an activity in the park.

  • For ages 9 to 13, complete 8 activities, two of which must be an activity in the park.

  • Ages 14 and older must complete the entire booklet. 

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Get a free Junior Ranger booklet from the Visitor Contact Station.

When reviewing the booklet, park rangers will be flexible if sites are closed, or if no ranger programs are scheduled during your visit. 

If you complete the booklet after closing time, mail it to the park for a ranger to review. The ranger will send your badge in the mail.

Accessibility Information
Booklet activities are pencil on paper. Physical accessibility of places in the park varies greatly.

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Last updated: March 22, 2022