• Pawtucket canal with boat tour full of visitors with trolley in the background.

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Scout Ranger Program

Scout Ranger Patches

NPS

The Scout Ranger program is an official scout program in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts USA.

Why become a Scout Ranger?
Being a Scout Ranger allows you to discover and explore your national parks. Whether you are visiting a historical site like Lowell National Historical Park or a natural park like Yellowstone National Park, we hope you will learn something about the national parks and yourself! Participants in the Scout Ranger program can earn a certificate or a patch.

As a Scout Ranger you will:
- Learn about the mission of the National Park Service.
- Help protect the nation's natural, cultural, historic resources.
- Explore and learn about your national parks.
- Achieve unique recognition from the National Park Service.

How to Earn a Patch:
1) Participate in activities for a minimum of ten (10) hours at Lowell or other national parks.
2) Activities can include viewing park films, attending ranger-led tours, exploring park exhibits/buildings, reading about the park, taking photos in the park, service projects, etc.
3) Scouts will be awarded a patch by bringing their completed activity sheet and speaking with a ranger at the Visitor Center (246 Market St) or the Boott Cotton Mill Museum (115 John St).
4) Please download and use the activity sheet to track your hours and activities.

How to Earn a Certificate:
1) Identical to patch requirements above, except scouts are only required to participate in five (5) hours of qualifying activities in the Park(s).
2) Certificates are provided via the honor system and can be downloaded and printed. Boy Scout Certificate and Girl Scout Certificate. Scouts should talk with a Scout leader or parent before signing the certificate.

Further Information
You can contact us (optional) and let us know you are interested in the Scout Ranger Program at Lowell National Historical Park. We will answer questions and provide further information to help you work toward the patch or certificate.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.