Passport To Your National Parks
The nice folks at America’s National Parks sent me a Junior Ranger Starter Kit to review. America’s National Parks is a non-profit that donates all of our proceeds to support the treasures which are our nation’s parks. So by purchasing items from them, you not only help kids learn about the park system, but you also provide financial support.
The Junior Ranger program
The Junior Ranger program encourages kids to explore, learn, and protect America’s natural resources. The Junior Ranger Passport can be stamped with official park cancellations and specially designed Junior Ranger cancellations, earned when you complete a participating park’s Junior Ranger program.
So what’s in the kit?
- Passport To Your National Parks® Junior Ranger Edition: This book will help kids learn about the many parks and keep track of which ones they have visited and which ones they completed the Junior Ranger program at. Parks are grouped by region with maps which make it easy to plan your visits.
- 3 sets of stickers: These are just fun stickers to help kids decorate their passport books.
- A Junior Ranger Passport® Pin: Put it on your hat or day pack.
- A Junior Ranger Passport® Patch: Add this to your patch collection.
- A Junior Ranger Passport® Hiking Stick Medallion: Add some bling to your hiking stick.
- Discover and Explore America’s National Parks Book: This book tells all about the National Park Service. It includes information about the many locations the NPS maintains, its history, 100 fun facts, and more
You can purchase your kit on the America’s National Parks website. Remember that your purchase helps support our nations parks.
Scouts of all ages are guided by the Outdoor Code and the principles of Leave No Trace when they participate in outdoor activities. Follow these principles when you visit any of these parks.
Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for day-use areas like parks and trails.