|Fran Mainella, then Director of the
National Park Service, dedicated
Carter G. Woodson Home National
Historic Site as its 389th site, on Feb.
27, 2006. Sam Maslow discussed the
Junior Ranger program with her. See
the "About Sam Maslow" page.
Click on an image to view it larger.
Junior Ranger Site
© 2005-2015 Sam Maslow. All rights reserved. This site is not affiliated with the U.S. National Park Service.
Hi, welcome to my Junior Ranger Web site.
badges, patches, and pins on my family's 2004
summer trip. Back then I was in elementary
school. In 2015, I graduated college. By now, I
have over 325. I acquired most of them by
completing booklets at National Park Service
units visited on family trips. Some I obtained by
mailing in completed booklets to park units and
receiving back the badges, patches, or pins.
The Junior Ranger program became a fun way
to learn interesting facts about nature, animals,
history, and culture, as presented and preserved
in National Park Service units.
During my four years in high school and
continuing into college, I lectured to students in
Florida, Ohio, and New York, about the National
Park Service and the Junior Ranger program. If
you would like to read more about me, including
about my lectures, please see the "About Sam
Maslow" and "Lectures" pages (buttons at left).
If you are interested in the Junior Ranger
program of the National Park Service this Web
site is for you! If you are not familiar with the
Junior Ranger program, you can learn about it by
going through my site.
You can start a collection of Junior Ranger
badges and patches without visiting any National
Park Service sites. You can earn some by mail.
Check out my pages called "Junior Ranger
Program" and "National Park Service Sites"
(buttons at left) to find out how.
Below are the Junior Ranger badges, patches,
and pins presently in my collection. It may take a
short time for them to appear so please be
patient. Double-click them to see larger views.
On July 19, 2011, I was privileged to be honored
by the National Park Service. At a meeting of
NPS officials I was awarded a certificate for my
work in promoting the Junior Ranger program.
Please note that this site was created in 2005
and updated only for several years. Some
information about individual parks may now be
out of date.
This Web site is about the Junior
Ranger program of the U.S.
National Park Service and my
collection of Junior Ranger
badges, patches, and pins.
I started obtaining Junior Ranger
|As a result of his being featured in
Science Studies Weekly Challenger,
Sam Maslow was invited to speak to
the 5th graders at Liberty Magnet
School, in Sebastian, Florida. See the
|At a meeting of National Park Service
officials in the Washington, D.C. office
on July 19, 2011, Sam Maslow was
awarded a certificate of excellence for
his volunteer work in promoting the
Junior Ranger program. Presenting
the award was Peggy O'Dell, Deputy
Director for Operations, who appears
to the right of Sam. Also pictured are
Mickey Fearn, Deputy Director for
Communications & Community
Assistance, and Diane Chalfant, Asst.
Associate Director for Visitor
|In 2006, I met Corky
Mayo for the first time.
He was the NPS
Program Manager for
Education. I met him
several times in the
before he retired.
Corky Mayo, along with
his assistant Wendy
Davis, worked very hard
to improve the quality of
the Junior Ranger
booklets. Because of
them the Junior Ranger
program is a much
more enjoyable one for