My first memory of the Junior Ranger program was when our daughter participated while on our family trip to Mount Rushmore (that trip will have another entire post at some time because it is quite a story). She was eleven at the time. I can remember her eagerly going through the exhibits answering the questions in the Junior Ranger book. Upon completion, she presented it to the Park Ranger to be sworn in to protect the National Parks.
My only regret is that we already had a few National Parks under our belt before this trip and we did not take advantage of them (the Statue of Liberty saddens me the most). Many of the National Parks post their Junior Ranger information online near the educators section under kids. I have spent a fair amount of time doing research across many of the parks looking for information for my own students. Although Mt. Rushmore's Junior Ranger book is not available online, the website does offer a kids' fun page with more information to learn about the four presidents. Please click on the link below to access the fun page.