Junior Wagon Master

Sketch of Wagon Master Jake
Wagon Master Jake is ready to hit the
trail with you! Wagons Ho!

Helen Kilian and Coreen Kolisko

Welcome! Glad to have you on the Santa Fe Trail wagon train! I'm Jake, by the way, the Wagon Master. It's good that you happened by, because I'm in need of helpers up and down the Trail! After you learn about the Santa Fe Trail and complete the activities, I'll make you an official Junior Wagon Master!

Hopefully you'll bring friends and family along on this adventure, so there's four different activity booklets for you to choose from based upon your age. When you finish a section of the trail, you'll earn a patch (see below). There are four sections to the trail, so you have plenty of places to explore!

You can download and print the booklets from the linked pages below.
You can request a booklet by email below.

When you have completed at least eight (8) activities in a section AND you have had your work approved by a site, you may request a patch by contacting:

The Santa Fe Trail Association
1349 K-156 HWY
Larned, KS 67550
Call 620-285-2054

Freighter Edition (ages 9-11)

Bullwhacker Edition (ages 12-14)

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Four Junior Wagon Master patches
Be a Junior Wagon Master! Explore the trail and earn up to four patches!

Helen Kilian

Last updated: January 17, 2018

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Santa Fe National Historic Trail
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