Liberty Trek 2017 has come and gone . . . with over a 1,000 Scouts, leaders, volunteers, performers, and support people participating. Our thanks to everyone who made Liberty Trek possible. You can learn about this extraordinary program by referring to the information below:
Parents and Adult Youth Leaders. Please take a few minutes and review this information. Here you can find more detail and explanation as to the Liberty Trek program events and schedule.
Here is the link to register for Liberty Trek at the Trapper Trails Council BSA website. Be sure to register early to avoid the late fee.
Click this to go to 2017 Registration is Closed.
Below are resources such as promotional flyers, a driving map, merit badge guide, camping checklist, and other pertinent information that will be useful to you and your scouts.
Click this to view the Liberty Trek Program Presentation. Pictures with narration describe the Liberty Trek experience. Keep in mind for 2017 the entire program is only $15.
What is Liberty Trek?
Liberty Trek is a Friday night, partial day Saturday program for those who want to learn about our great American Heritage of liberty–what liberty is and why liberty matters, and what is necessary to maintain and preserve liberty. Those who attend can discover the significance of liberty and freedom when they visit a Continental Army encampment, meet Revolutionary War soldiers, see and hear the roar of a cannon, view original patriotic themed paintings, hear from outstanding speakers, enjoy many interactive activities, celebrate our nation’s heritage with music, and participate in the Saturday Liberty Trek, a program consisting of five events reenacted by several prominent Founding Fathers and Mothers including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and their wives. For Scouts you can earn partial requirements for five merit badges! Liberty Trek began in 2014 and has had over 4,000 people attend.
Liberty Trek is a program provided by patriotic organizations such as the Constitution Day Committee of Utah, the Utah Society Sons of the American Revolution and key donors and sponsors. All are united in their love for liberty and America’s founding heritage. Working together, a tremendous program is provided to inspire and build upon the virtue of Revolutionary War patriots and the principles of liberty and freedom. This extraordinary program is designed especially for youth who will be the future guardians of the liberties of our country.
To learn about past Liberty Treks, watch the Liberty Trek Video below.
2015 Liberty Trek 2 minute promo video:
Liberty Trek Resource Area:
Marketing and Promoting Liberty Trek – Review the suggestions contained in this one page document for helping others know about Liberty Trek. A strong attendance at Liberty Trek will depend on each of our efforts.
NEW Liberty Trek Promotional Video – Show this 3-minute video at your Round Table meetings. The video answers why Scouts and their leaders will want to attend Liberty Trek. Use your hand-held device and show the video to Scouts at Scout meetings.
NEW Promotional Liberty Trek BW Flyer – Scout Leaders, print this economical black and white flyer, it can be used as a handout during Round Tables and other scout meetings.
NEW Promotional Liberty Trek Color Poster – Print and post this on your church message board. Help spread the word and get the message out – The Tremendous Patriotic Program Liberty Trek is coming October 6-7!
Driving Map to Fort Buenaventura– Print this map to have driving directions to the Liberty Trek venue.
Liberty Trek Events Location Map and Schedule – Print this map out so you will know where you can and cannot camp, where to park, where to find the eating area and other Liberty Trek events.
Boy Scout’s Merit Badge Guide – Print this handout to understand what Scouts can do to fulfill requirements for certain merit badges at Liberty Trek.
Journalism Merit Badge Contest — Print and put this in the hands of your Scouts. With a simple “news” report of Liberty Trek, Scouts may enter and compete for a prize!
How to Earn the Liberty Trek Patch. Symbolism of Patch Explained – Like a Merit Badge or advancing in rank, the Liberty Trek Patch must be earned. Learn the requirements for obtaining the patch and the meaning behind the patch design.
Liberty Trek Preparation Checklist and Program Schedule – Print this handout to give to your unit youth leadership. They can refer to this sheet in making decisions on what to bring and do at Liberty Trek.