Smokey Bear's Junior Forest Rangers Kit and Song

ID: SIA2019-000483a and SIA2019-000483b

Creator: United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Form/Genre: Document

Date: c. 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 21, Folder: 5

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Smokey Bear's Junior Forest Ranger Kit and the Smokey the Bear Song prepared by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" public service campaign that highlighted Smokey Bear. The kit included a Junior Forest Ranger membership card and certificate, Smokey Bear stamps, the song sheet, and an official photograph of Smokey. The cover letter was signed with Smokey's signature and paw print. The "Smokey the Bear" song sheet consisted of the score and lyrics written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1952.


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  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service


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Only two of the items in the Junior Forest Ranger Kit were scanned. Additional items are in the collection.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 21, Folder: 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


c. 1965

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  • Postage stamps
  • Forest fire prevention
  • Music
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Clubs
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention


  • United States
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2019-000483a and SIA2019-000483b

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 11h x 8.5w; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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