When we visited the fort last week, Adam signed-up to become a Junior Ranger. He was given an activity book and the opportunity to either complete select portions to become a Junior Ranger, or complete the entire activity book and earn recognition as a Master Junior Ranger.
The Junior Ranger receives a National Ranger Service gold badge, which is quite an achievement in and of itself, but the Master Junior Ranger receives a badge, a special patch, and a certificate of achievement. Naturally, Adam had to earn the Master Junior Ranger level, which he did. Although we could’ve mailed the activity book to the National Park Service to receive his rewards, this achievement required an in-person visit, which we did yesterday.
The Ranger at the fort reviewed his activity book and even quizzed him on some of the details. Adam did very well, and was very proud of himself. As was I. 🙂