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?
Believe it or not, German soldiers fighting for the British during the American Revolution were actually professional soldiers who were "rented" from their provincial rulers by King George III of England. They were not "mercenaries" (soldiers for hire), but regular soldiers.