The first step in becoming a junior forest ranger is to take the oath.
Did you know that all of the Forest Rangers in El Yunque took an oath to protect the forest when they first started their jobs? An oath is a solemn promise about your behavior or your actions. If you agree and are ready to take your oath, raise your right hand and say these words out load to someone:
The Oath of The El Yunque Junior Forest Ranger
“I give my pledge as a Junior Forest Ranger to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country — its soil and minerals, its forests, its flowers and trees, its waters, and its wildlife.”