About the Historic Trails Program
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Historic Trails Award
To earn this award, you must plan and participate in a
historic activity. A unit historic trail activity asks 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 site.)
- Hike or camp two days and one night along the trail or in the area.
- Cooperate with an adult group, like a historic society, to restore
and mark all or part of this trail (this may be done
during the hike or overnight camp). You could also work with a group to
plan and stage a historic pageant, ceremony, or other public event
related to this trail or site. The event should be large enough to get coverage by local press.
- Afterwards, your unit leader must file the Historic Trails Award Application with
the Council service center.