2021 Adventures Of The 49'ers Patch

The Greater Alabama Council invites you to Adventures Of The 49’ers a three day Scouts BSA camping experience for your troop. Travel back to 1849 as Camp Sequoyah is transformed into the frontier with activities, demonstrations, competitions, and meals all centered around the life of a 49’er.

Camp Sequoyah and the surrounding area is steeped in history with the search for gold. In the 1830’s gold was discovered in Cleburne County and created a boom for the area. Areas of Carr Creek were the site where men set out to claim their fortune by mining for gold. In the years after over $5,000,000.00 worth of gold was discovered in the area. 30,000 ounces of gold came from Cleburne County alone.

In 1849 after the discovery of gold in California most left for the California Gold Rush. In the spirit of the prospectors of yesteryear we invite you to take up the mantle of the 49’er and engulf yourself in the 49’er lifestyle. You never know? You may strike it rich!!!!!! We hear………. “there’s gold up em them hills!”