National Park Service announces Roving Junior Ranger program

The Marietta Daily Journal

The new Roving Junior Ranger Program is a self-guided, interactive tour of several locations in metro Atlanta.

The tours will take place at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Cobb County, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in Lithonia, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Panola Mountain State Park in Rockdale County, Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs and Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain. Children can pick up a Roving Ranger Passport at the participating locations and earn the “Roving Ranger” Emblem of Honor when they finish.

The Roving Ranger Passport is an extension of various Junior Ranger Programs. Following guided activities around each location, kids discover the history and nature of each site and gaining hands-on experience with the outdoors. After completing each Junior Ranger program, kids earn a badge and take a pledge to become official “Junior Rangers.”

After completing the program at each site, kids will earn a badge and a sticker for their Roving Ranger Passport. After kids earn all seven of their Roving Ranger passport stickers, they will receive the “Roving Ranger” Emblem of Honor.

The Roving Ranger program will run throughout the summer of 2019. Use #rovingrangerATL to tag social media posts.