Moores Creek National Battlefield to host Junior Ranger Day this month

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Junior Rangers at Moores Creek
The Junior Ranger program is a designed for 5 to 13 year olds, and is a great way for kids to explore the park. (Courtesy of the National Park Service)

CURRIE — Moores Creek National Battlefield will be hosting its annual Junior Ranger Day this weekend, the event is free to the public. Visitors are encouraged to check in when they arrive.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Program offers a fun way to explore the park, according to a press release from the National Park Service. Although the program is designed for those ages 5 to 13, everyone is welcome to participate.

There are three different booklets depending on the age of the participant. Booklets and assistance with the Junior Ranger program are available at the park Visitor Center. Additionally, during Junior Ranger Day there will be assistance available at Patriot’s Field.

Completing the program allows Junior Rangers to earn a pencil, bookmark and patch. Most importantly, the process concludes with taking the Junior Ranger pledge and earning their Moores Creek Junior Ranger badge.

Special programs offered

  • Tar Pitch & Turpentine: Naval Stores in North Carolina*
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bread Baking
  • Gardening
  • Woodworking
  • Surveying and Map Making
  • Medicine
  • Patriot Camp (cartridge making, soldier drills, and musket demonstrations)
  • Loyalist Camp (weapon demonstrations)

*This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

www.nps.gov/mocr

 About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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