Historic Trails Award Badge – Boy Scouts of America

This merit badge presents a great opportunity for a community and stewards of National Historic Trails to work together. To qualify for this award, scouts have to fulfill the following:


  • 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 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.

For more information on this merit badge, visit the site for the Historic Trails Award.