To earn the award, members of your unit must plan and participate in a historic activity. A unit historic activity requires members to:
- Locate a historic trail or site and study information relating to it. (The information may be obtained from an adult historic society, public library, or people living near the trail or site.)
- Hike or camp two days and one night along the trail or in the vicinity of the site.
- Cooperate with an adult group such as a historic society to restore and mark all or part of this trail or site. (This may be done during the hike or overnight camp.) Or cooperate with such a group to plan and stage a historic pageant, ceremony, or other public event related to this trail or site – such event should be large enough to merit coverage by the local press.
- Your unit leader must then file the Historic Trails Award application with your council service center.