The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail speaks to the valor of both common people and to the spiritual leaders who spearheaded the fight against segregation and other forms of racism. The Trail winds through downtown Birmingham, marking significant locations along the 1963 Civil Rights march routes. Designed as a self-guided tour, the route directs Scouts along this historic pathway by maps at each location. There are multiple sites and routes along the trail an in the Historic Civil Rights District. Only the following 6 sites are required to achieve the award:
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
- 16th Street Baptist Church
- St. Paul United Methodist Church
- Kelly Ingram Park
- Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama
- The A.G. Gaston Motel and Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
As a unit, visit the above 6 sites and the 6 sculptures located in Kelly Ingram Park. This is a walking tour that starts at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Each Scout that competes the Trail is eligible for the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail Award patch from the Greater Alabama Council. Patches can be ordered by submitting the application form and $5 for each patch.