Boy Scouts of AmericaSaratoga National Historical Park participates in the Boy Scouts of America's National Historic Trails Program. Scouts hiking our historic Wilkinson Trail as part of a Scout unit function can earn a Trail Patch.
Completing additional requirements allows Cub Scouts to also earn a Trail Pin; additional requirements for Boy Scouts allows them to earn an additional Trail Medal. NOTE: THE TRAIL MEDALS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED BY TWIN RIVERS BOY SCOUT COUNCIL.PDF versions of the Cub Scout Leaders' Packet (file size: 240 kb) and the Boy Scout Leaders' Packet (file size: 281 kb)are available as downloadable documents.
Girl Scouts of AmericaSaratoga National Historical Park also participates in an award program through the Girl Scouts of America. By completing a series of activities, based on their level in the program, Girl Scouts can earn a Saratoga National Historical Park Award Patch.
A PDF version of the Activity Sheet is available as a downloadable document (file size: 83.1 kb).
Student Research Packet (Elementary level)
Did You Know?
Hessians? Most of the German soldiers rented by Britain's King George III were from the province of Hesse-Cassel. Americans called them Hessians. At the Battles of Saratoga, most of the German soldiers were from Brunswick; they were Brunswickers, but we Americans called all the Germans "Hessians".