• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Trolleys Out of Service until Saturday August 23

    Due to repair work, the trolleys will not be running until Saturday, August 23. Daily boat tours will still be running, with a 1/4 mile walk from the visitor center. The 2:30 trolley tour will be offered as a walking tour. More info at 978-970-5000.

  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium upate.

    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

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?

Students weaving on floor looms at Lowell National Historical Park

The Tsongas Industrial History Center is a collaborative project of the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park. Over 60,000 school children per year experience curriculum based education programs at the park & Center. More...