photo of NPS Junior Ranger badge held in a person's hand

earn a badge for ranging across the island

The National Park Service’s Historic Jamestowne Junior Ranger programs are designed for three age groups: 5–7, 8–10, and 11 and up. To become a Junior Ranger, young visitors must complete several activities in the Junior Ranger booklet. The booklet gives young visitors and their families a good introduction to the history of Jamestown and usually takes about two hours to finish. At the successful completion of the program, prospective Junior Rangers will be awarded a badge.

National Park Service rangers are stationed behind the Visitor Center daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting, to provide brochures and Passport Book stamps. They are also distributing Junior Ranger booklets and badges, although they are not currently “swearing in” Junior Rangers at the end of their visit.

Children can also complete a booklet at home. To request that a booklet be emailed to you please follow the first link above.