Rangers with the National Park Service held a meeting at the Cumberland YMCA’s Riverside Recreation Complex on Tuesday for a three-day event called the “Junior Rangers,” in which teenagers will learn about the nation’s national parks, go on field trips on the C&O Canal and experience other outdoor activities. At right: Travis Daeis, 14, of Cumberland writes his name on a water bottle to be used for the next three days. Above: Ranger Scott Shatto talks about the history of the C&O Canal.
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