ALABAMA TRAIL & TREK PATCHES
This tab covers all Trail & Trek Patches known to exist in Alabama. It includes Historical Trail Hikes; Canoe Treks; Municipal Hikes; Horseback Treks; Bicycle Trails; Overnight Events; Week-long Treks; Camp Sponsored Events; District Events; & Trail Building Programs. Should you see a patch missing, please let us know on the Contact Page so we can make the update.
Eagle Scout Forestry Camp Patches
Camp Tranquility is located within the confines of Oak Mountain State Park south of Birmingham, Alabama. The camp was conceived by the Department of the Interior and Civilian Conservation Corp (C.C.C) as Oak Mountain Recreational Demonstration Area, Camp 1-B. Built between 1935-37 by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) after the C.C.C. re-located to Yosemite, it was first opened as a Boy Scout Camp and served as a Summer Camp for Scouts from the Black Warrior Council (Camp Warrior) and the Birmingham Area Council. It was also used by the general public and many Church Groups. The Camp was re-established in 2007 as Camp Tranquility and serves as a Primitive Camp for the Boy Scouts. In 2017, the Camp was designated an Eagle Scout Forestry Camp with all of the renovations coming as a result of Eagle Scout and O.A. Lodge Projects. It is open to all Scout Units & Local Organizations and mainly serves the Shelby District of the Greater Alabama Council. The patches issued since 2007 are shown below.
CAMP WESTMORELAND MEMORABILIA
Historic Boy Scout Camp Westmoreland (or Westmoreland Reservation) was established in June 1929 through a gift of 44 Acres of property on Shoal Creek by Mr. J.E.F. Westmoreland. Originally it served as the Boy Scout Camp of the Andrew Jackson Council of Florence, Alabama. As early as 1930, Scout Troops from the Tennessee Valley Council, Huntsville, Alabama were camping on the shores of Shoal Creek. It was originally named the Tennessee Valley Boy Scout Camp, but the name changed to recognize the property benefactor. Over the years it has been known as Camp Westmoreland; Westmoreland Reservation; and Westmoreland Scout Camp. The Camp now consists of 284 Acres of property along the west shoreline of Shoal Creek. It served the home of Kaskanampo Lodge 310 (1945-2000) and was placed on the Alabama Register of Historic Sites & Places in 2006. The Camp is famous for its "Westmoreland Wings" & "Good Camper" Pin/Medal Award System (Woodsman, Brave, Warrior, & Chief). The Wings were first issued in the 1930s-40s and were re-introduced in the early 2000s as a Camp Service Award. The Pin Set appeared from the late 1940s to 60s. Enjoy this comprehensive display of Camp Patches from its Camp Rotex beginnings in 1924.