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Chisholm Trail 150


Scouting & Club Program

The Chisholm Trail is the perfect backdrop for learning with scouts. Boy Scouts from all over the world have participated in this unique opportunity. See the land scarred by millions of hooves. Experience the life of a frontier cowboy; average age 17.

Feel the American spirit of entrepreneurship, dedication and the West that settled the frontier.

Duncan, Oklahoma, USA sits at the crossroads of history. Current day Hwy 81 was the internationally known Chisholm Trail. Many scholars link the Chisholm Trail directly to the recovery of Texas from the Civil War. Modern day State Hwy 7, was the military road from Ft. Arbuckle, near Sulphur, OK, to Ft. Sill near Lawton, OK. Ft. Sill was known as the home of the Buffalo Soldiers, the heavily-decorated regimen of African American soldiers. Add to these major "Interstates," Oklahoma had become the home to more than 39 Native American tribal nations that had been relocated from their homes to "the Territories" about 30 years earlier.

During the final years of the Chisholm Trail, Oklahoma Territory was gearing up for the largest land grab in human history. The Land Runs and Lotteries brought in people from all over the world seeking their little piece of "heaven."

Officially sanctioned by Boy Scouts of American in 2009, the Chisholm Trail Medal was developed by an Eagle Scout in Duncan, OK.

Earning the medal requires visiting the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and passing a short quiz, refurbishing a concrete Chisholm Trail marker and hiking, biking or horseback riding 10 miles of the trail.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other organizations are welcome to participate.

Please allow at least 30 days advanced reservation if you will be visiting to participate in medal work. There is substantial work involved with locating markers that need refurbishment and procuring supplies.

Cost to tour the museum are based on our standard admission fees.

Camping is allowed on the property with 30 days advanced reservation. Fee to camp is $10.00 and a service project on the property (usually picking up trash or sticks, sometimes cleaning up one of the rut sites, etc.)

Medals are sold separately.

Please contact, Executive Director, Stacy Cramer Moore for details and to make reservations.

Boy Scouts of America Brochure Chisholm Trail Medal

1st Boy Scouts to earn CT medal March 2011BSA_Medal_2