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Become a Scotts Bluff Junior Ranger

A Junior Ranger proudly shows off his badge.
You too can earn your Junior Ranger badge!

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Explore, learn, protect.

The Junior Ranger Program is an exciting opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about Scotts Bluff's role as a landmark along the emigrant trails.
You can take as much time as you'd like to complete your booklet, but it typically takes around a half hour to complete. If you haven't completed your booklet but you need to leave the park, no worries! You can mail in your booklet and the park will send a Junior Ranger badge to you.
This is your chance to earn your Scotts Bluff National Monument Junior Ranger badge!
The Scotts Bluff National Monument Junior Ranger booklets are geared towards children 3 and up. However, anyone who wants to be a Junior Ranger can complete a booklet and earn a badge, regardless of age!
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
The Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center, where Junior Ranger Activity Books can be picked up and turned in, is fully accessible.

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A booklet with the title "Junior Ranger Activity Booklet".
Scotts Bluff National Monument features a brand new Junior Ranger activity booklet.

NPS/Eric Grunwald

Your Scotts Bluff Junior Ranger activity book is waiting for you at the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. Follow the instructions printed inside the front cover of the book. Return your completed book to a ranger at the visitor center desk, take the Junior Ranger pledge, and earn your badge!

Don't have enough time to finish the book while you are in the park? No problem! Send your book back to the park when you complete it. A ranger will check your work and mail the book back to you with your official badge.

But this isn't the only way to earn a badge! You can also become a Junior Ranger by completing our "Virtual Junior Ranger" activities. Take a virtual adventure through Scotts Bluff National Monument, send us a quick email, and receive your official badge in the mail!

Last updated: November 24, 2021