Camp Jack Wright [GAC]
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    Camp Jack Wright Alabama Tour - BSA Merit Badge Programs
    - BSA Hi-Adventure Tours
    - Alabama Summer Scout Camp
    - Horseback Trail Rides
    - BSA Traditional Camp
    - Plentiful Wildlife
    - Tannehill Ironworks S.H.P.
    - Hiking Trails
    - Chief Zack Cross Council Ring
    - Master Orienteering Course

    Camp Jack Wright is located in the Roupes Valley, adjacent to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. The valley is in the Alabama natural region known as the Ridge and Valley province. This section of the state is the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains.

    Camp Jack Wright’s hallmark is its rugged natural beauty. The camp is nestled in and on several sandstone ridges dominated by a forest of Chestnut Oak, White Oak, Black Oak, Southern Red Oak, Hickory species and a few assorted Pines. Wildlife is plentiful, including deer and turkey. All of this combined with the area’s abundant history, make Camp Jack Wright a great location for traditional Boy Scout camping. It is owned and operated by the Greater Alabama Council.

    Camp Jack Wright is 40 acres contiguous to the 1500-acre Tannehill State Park. Together they form a 1540-acre nature and historical preserve, perfect for camping, hiking and other recreational activities. Camp Jack Wright is a primitive area ideal for weekend camping year-round. The camp has been designed for “low impact” camping to preserve the natural esthetics of the property.

    Facilities include: the “Chief” Zack Cross Council Ring, four troop sites with shelters, a central parking / activity area, permanent orienteering course and activity pavilion. Water may be obtained at spigots near the activity pavilion. Garbage is disposed of at the Tannehill trash dumpster. Access to Camp Jack Wright is from Tannehill State Park.

    Orienteering Course

    Camp Jack Wright Permanent Orienteering Course: The orienteering course was completed on January 24, 2004 and expanded the summer of 2009. The course should be started from the activity pavilion or the flagpole at Camp Jack Wright. The markers are made from 4”x 4” treated posts that are about 2 feet tall. Each marker has a number engraved on it. There are twenty markers.
    Vulcan Orienteering Club - The course map and description are required to run the course. They may be obtained by clicking on the links above, or by going to the Vulcan Orienteering Club web site under “LINKS”.

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    Horseback Trails at Tannehill

    Guided horseback trail rides in beautiful Tannehill State Park, riding lessons, horse boarding, etc. Group rates are available; reservations should be made in advance.
    22975 Eastern Valley Road, McCalla, AL 35111;
    Phone: (205) 999-7466; tannehillhorses@gmail.com
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    Camp Jack Wright
    Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111 Camp Website
    Location: 5 miles southwest of Bessemer, AL


    BSA Greater Alabama Council
    Birmingham AL

    Administering Boy Scouts of America scouting programs for northern and central Alabama. Headquarters are located in Birmingham. Home of the Coosa50 Lodge, Eagle Scout Monument Wall and several boy scout camps.

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    Tannehill Ironwork Alabama Tour Tannehill Ironworks SHP
    Tour Civil War Era Museums & Nature Trails

    More than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches.


    Camping Merit Badge BSA Merit Badge Program

    This facility features resources for a great number of Boy Scout Merit Badge outdoor activity programs and high adventure campouts. A quality merit badge program is important for building character and valuable life skills.

    Off-Season Availability: - Families, scout troops and other youth groups may inquire about openings to camp during the off-season and use these facilities.

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    Camp Fee Waiver / Credits

    Many BSA Camp Facilities will waiver the camping fee for each participant in the group that completes a four-hour service project for the camp. [Need Ideas: Trail Repair / Camp Signage / Info Kiosk / Tent Repair / Painting and Maintenance / Weed Control / Road Repair / Donate Supplies]

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