Welcome! You can join the Santa Fe Trail Wagon Train and become an official Junior Wagon Master for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail! This new program helps kids and families explore the trail. You'll walk along wagon ruts, visit towns, go to museums, and maybe even see horses, mules, and oxen along the way! After you learn about the Santa Fe Trail and complete the activities, scan the project pages and send them to us at email@example.com We'll check your answers and if all looks well, we will make you an official Junior Wagon Master! When you finish a section of the Trail, you will earn a patch (see below). There are four sections to the Trail, so this will give you plenty of places to explore and learn about the Santa Fe National Historic Trail!
Are you ready for the adventure?
All's Set! Wagons Ho! Hit the Trail!
All's Set! Wagons Ho! Hit the Trail! Wagon Master Jake is ready to hit the trail with you! It's good that you happened by, because Jake is in need of helpers up and down the Trail! After you learn about the Santa Fe Trail and complete the activities, you can become an official Junior Wagon Master! Bring your friends and family along on this adventure--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 also four different sections to the trail, so you have plenty of places to explore!
The program booklets are available at the Santa Fe Trail sites:
Cavvy Edition booklet (for ages 5-8)
Freighter Edition booklet (for ages 9-11)
Bullwhacker Edition booklet (for ages 12-14)
Scout Edition booklet (for ages 15 and up)
For more information, or when you've completed your activities, scan and e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTWORK BY: HELEN KILIAN, COREEN KOLISKO AND DIANE DICKEY
Jr. Wagon Master Booklets written by the SFTA Education Committee, Janet Armstead, Chris Day and Marci Fox, Co-Chairs
Be a Junior Wagon Master! Explore the trail and earn up to four patches!
The Santa Fe Trail Junior Wagon Master Program is a cooperative effort of the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association.