The official medallion for Woodsmoke this year is a representation of a gorget, which were crescent-shaped metal pendants worn around the neck on a chain, ribbon, or leather thong. Originally, the gorget was designed to protect the wearer’s throat from sword slashes, but in the 18th and 19th centuries became an indication of the wearer’ rank, or that he … More Woodsmoke XXXVI medallion
Dear Scoutmasters and Unit Leaders, Woodsmoke Rendezvous was postponed until the weekend of February 17 – 19, 2017 (President’s Day weekend) due to the recent fire ban. The Alabama Forestry Commission has lifted the burn restrictions, and the Brigade is planning for a great event! We hope that your unit will still plan to attend Woodsmoke … More Woodsmoke XXXVI to be held February 17-19, 2017
Woodsmoke XXXVI will be held at the Old Paul Place southwest of River Falls, AL on the weekend of February 17 – 19, 2017. The Woodsmoke Brigade hopes you are making your plans to attend! Cost of the event will be $18 per person for everyone who registers by November 15. The Preregistration form is downloadable by … More Come to Woodsmoke XXXVI!
There are many websites that deal with the Rendezvous era in American history. Click on the picture to see a list of sites where you can get ideas for your personal gear or rendezvous camp, or just to learn more about our fascinating ancestors and how they lived! Click on the highlighted links below to view the site. If you have … More Interesting websites
Pictures were provided courtesy of Mr. Jim Field of Troop 106, Dothan AL. Click on the pictures to enlarge them!
Troops must camp in in their assigned areas. Scoutmasters, please do not allow your troop to erect anything outside your designated camping area. After unloading on Friday evening, all vehicles must be moved to the parking area and remain there until cleared by the Brigade after the award ceremony on Sunday morning. All traffic will be … More Safety and Health at Woodsmoke
Between 1825 and 1840, during the frontier period of American history, on the pioneer edge of the new United States there was a meeting once each year of the men who were busy carving a new country out of the wilderness. These “mountain men” lived free in the wild country, as did the first Americans, … More What is a Rendezvous?