"The Historic Trails Award is an award that may be earned by members of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew for hiking a trail listed in
| Historic Trails Award
This patch is not worn on the uniform
but may be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on
blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
Nationally Approved Historic Trails and completing a project related to the trail."
Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and leaders are eligible to earn this award.
Historic Trails Award award is an option for the National Outdoor Badge for Adventure.
It is presented as a cloth (No. 00187) or leather (No. 00243) Boy Scout and Scouter, equipment decoration. . The award is not worn on the uniform. It may be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
Historic Trails Award requirements
A unit historic activity requires members to:
- Locate a historic trail or site and study information relating to it. (The information may be obtained from an adult historic society, public library, or people living near the trail or the site.)
- Hike or camp 2 days and 1 night along the trail or in the vicinity of the site.
- Cooperate with an adult group such as a historic society to restore and mark all or part of this trail or site. (This may be done during the hike or overnight camp.) Or cooperate with such a group to plan and stage a historic pageant, ceremony, or other public event related to this trail or site -- such event should be large enough to merit coverage by the local press.
- Your unit leader must then file the Historic Trails Award application with your council service center.
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Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)
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