Properties & Camping

The Greater Alabama Council has 5 camp properties and 2 offices. Our camp properties and council facilities are open for throughout the year and are available when no other Council or District events are occurring such as Scouts BSA Summer camp or Woodbadge.Our properties are diverse and offer a lot. Available facilities include cabins, lounges, dining halls, kitchens, pavilions, camping sites, canvas tents, restrooms, and showers.

There are a lot of fun activities to do! Hike to Pinnacle Point at Camp Jackson, which is a 2.2-mile-long hike with 708 feet of elevation gain. Hike the Thunderbird Trail at Camp Comer, which is a 5-mile-long hike around the lake with 508 ft elevation gain. From Swimming, Row Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountainboarding, Pump Track Biking, C.O.P.E and Climbing, there is a lot of fun things to do! There are many great attractions near our properties including DeSoto State Park and DeSoto Falls, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Unclaimed Baggage which sells unclaimed baggage from airlines, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Talladega National Forest

Camps & Facilities

Located on Lookout Mountain, 5 miles from Mentone, Alabama, Camp Comer is 1,000+ acres for weekend camping, and summer resident camps. The waterfront sits on a 90 acre lake, and the 5 mile, Thunderbird Trail wraps around much of the property to hidden waterfalls and rock crevices.

In the shadow of Alabama’s highest point, Mt. Cheaha, is the 1,447 acres that makes up Camp Sequoyah. The centerpiece to the wooded camp is the 80 acre Chief Cross Lake. While the camp is open to units for camping, it hosts a 5 week traditional summer starting in June.

Camp Jackson is a 515-acre camp located 5 miles east of Scottsboro on Highway 40, just off Highway 35 on the Tennessee River at Jones Cove. The camp has a dock for fishing and boating, a pump bike track, and the famous Pinnacle that can be hiked to the top of to gain sweeping, panoramic views of the Tennessee River valley.

Camp Westmoreland is a 284-acre facility located about 5 miles from Florence, Alabama.  The camp, with its beautiful forest of hardwoods and pines, borders Shoal Creek, one of the hottest recreation waterways in north Alabama, and offers a great opportunity to Scouting units for short term camping, Cub Scout activities, day camps and training events.  Camp Westmoreland features a shower and bathroom facility and a dining hall and conference facility.

Sitting on 40 acres surrounded by Tannehill State Park, Camp Jack Wright is a nature and historical preserve, perfect for camping, hiking and other recreational activities. The camp is a primitive area and has been designed for “low impact” camping and is ideal for weekend camping year-round.  The camp is accessed through Tannehill State Park.

Eagle Wall

Located at our Birmingham Office, The Greater Alabama Council’s Eagle Wall honors our Council’s Eagle Scouts and Distinguished Eagle Scout Recipients. Annually, new Eagle Scout names are added to the wall. This is a great location to hold a Court of Honor or other special event. Unit’s reserve the location through our front desk. 

Approved Camping Locations for Cub Scout Packs

To ensure the safety of our Scouts, the BSA restricts Cub Scout camping to designated locations that are pre-approved and provide appropriate facilities. This is for all pack-organized overnight events that involving more than one family from a single pack. At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation.

The following is a list of approved Cub Scout Camping locations within our Council. This list will be updated continuously as sites are certified. Please contact the camping location directly to make your plans and be advised that some of these facilities are privately owned and may have limited access.

If you have a location that meets the BSA mandatory standards as listed on the Pack Overnight Site Approval Form that is NOT listed above, you may complete and submit the form to our Council office or to your District Executive and once approved the facility will be added to this page so others may visit and enjoy its amenities.