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A “centennial” is a 100th birthday or anniversary. In 2016, the National Park Service launched a new junior ranger program for all to learn about the importance of one of the country's most recognized public agencies. Even though the Centennial has passed, you can still download the Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book and then print it out to complete. Fill out as much of the booklet as you can and then email it for a ranger to review.

Once we look it over, the National Park Service will send a limited-edition Junior Ranger Centennial Badge. Be sure to include your return address.

  • Email completed booklet, you can either scan or take pictures of each page and email them.
  • If you prefer to send it via mail, please mail your completed booklet to:
    Hopewell Culture NHP
    16062 State Route 104
    Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601.
  • Be sure to provide your return mailing address!

Enjoy activities by yourself, with friends or with your family! Be sure to visit one of the nation's 400+ National Park Service sites and commemorate 100 years of service!

pdfCentennial National Park Service Junior Ranger Activity Book


Our parks and our earth need you! Caring for our national parks and our earth takes everyone. Have you heard the expression, “It takes all kinds?” Well, when it comes to running a national park – it is true. Not all park service employees are out chatting up the visitors or hanging with the bears! There are law enforcement rangers, architects, historians, computer specialists, accountants. But all of them hope to make our parks better for the future. Find a park ranger, a volunteer, or a staff member and ask them these questions about their job. Centennial Booklet National Park US President

Junior Ranger Centennial Pledge

As a Junior Ranger, I promise to teach others about what I learned today, explore other parks and historic sites, and help preserve and protect these places so future generations can enjoy them for the next 100 years and beyond.

Video: The President is Calling You

Like the kids in your school, national parks come in all shapes and sizes. In addition to famous ones like Yellowstone National Park, there are monuments, historic homes, native sites, seashores and scenic trails. Even the home of the US President – the White House - is a national park.

One thing all these sites have in common is that they want kids to explore them. In fact, the President is offering every fourth grader a free pass to a park!

Download the trip planning guide and checklist. Make your fun adventure a safe one too! No one plans to get hurt while out exploring in a National Park. However, nature is unpredictable, structures are historical, and your equipment can unexpectedly fail. Planning can be the key to a fun and safe adventure. Remember, safety starts with you!

pdfLeave No Trace Activity Playbook

pdfLeave No Trace - Short Answer Questions Glacier National Park Activity

pdfA National Park Service Index 2012-2016

pdfTrip Planning Guide National Park Service


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"Explore, Learn, and Protect!" The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.

Adventure Activity Resources

All downloads in this category include Junior Ranger activity books available in each state park. Explore additional subcategories with activities to download for special exhibits, events and National Park Service programs. Be sure to check out other articles in this section for links to resources, information and videos.

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