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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Death Valley Junior Ranger


Pledging to protect the parks
Because I’m a Ranger I like to earn my Junior Ranger badge while learning about all parks I visit. After our tour of Scotty's Castle my book was done, yet we still had more exploring to do in the park.

I may get funny looks yet promise to finish all the activities in my book. This made number 13 badge. Hey, I got a late start.
Good point brought up by a reader not from the US so I will explain. Within the National Parks system here, which includes almost 400 sites, a program for kids to learn about the individual park's cultural and natural history requires completing a certain number of learning activities, by age, to earn a Junior Ranger Badge. Some of the kids I have pledged in have many badges they proudly display on a backpack, jacket, vest or hat. It's a great way to get kids involved with their parks. Oh yea, I hang mine on a curtain in the living room.

19 comments:

A human kind of human said...

Please tell this uninformed South African how it works. I have no clue what you are talking about but would love to learn how it works. In any case, Congratulations Junior Ranger!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: I'm sure glad you were able to pass that junior test, way to go.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, 13 Junior Ranger badges, that's great! Sounds like a fun program for all ages.

Craver Vii said...

That's cool that you mentor kids like that.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is so much fun! Thanks for explaining it to non-Americans! :-)
Sorry you can't see my video. You really must get a faster system! :-)
Thanks for visiting My Muskoka! Nice to have virtual guests. Have a good Thanksgiving. We are celebrating hubby;s birthday with my brother. Dinner out!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations. It looks nice too.

Randy Emmitt said...

Gaelyn,

Very cool and something to be proud of! Bet you would not get the same treatment going door to door trick or treating looking for candy.

Jo said...

Congratulations, Gaelyn! what a wonderful achievement!

Arija said...

Congratulations Gaelyn, on another milestone. You really work hard to achieve them.

Sally in WA said...

That's cool. I didn't know us big kids could earn Jr. Ranger badges, too. I'll keep this in mind on my next park visit.

Karen said...

Lots of people who are grown up kids get those Jr. Ranger Badges. I am going to get a Grand Canyon Jr. Ranger badge next summer.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Congrats my dear friend!! We all have to start somewhere. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Well I am so glad you finished the Junior Ranger Book. With that in hand the kids you speak with will know you really will do your job right. LOL MB

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment. I think this is very cool!

Corker2 said...

Congrats on your Junior Ranger achievement. It must be quite interesting to be a Park Ranger.

Even though I have encountered a number of Park Rangers from the different Historical sites I've been too, they have always been very helpful with any question that I had.

I don't know much about your Trade, but I think that it must be a great job to do. Would not mind being one myself, but I just don't have the education behind me for that. Wearing those brown uniforms with the hat, all the Rangers have been very knowledgeable about the area they are in. You Rangers must have to read up on what is there before being at the Historical Area?

Les

Ruth said...

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like a great program for all ages.

RuthieJ said...

Congratulations Gaelyn!
Just goes to show you're never too old to learn new things!

Rambling Woods said...

I love that you are doing this...

dAwN said...

Congrats dear junior ranger!

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