About Us

Established to honor the memory of the original men and women who served in the Mormon Battalion which was part Army of the West during the Mexican-American war of 1846. The Arizona Mormon Battalion shares their stories and history, serves the communities in which our members live, and strives to recognizes the achievements of all who  demonstrate Faith in God, Patriotism, and anyone who keeps the Battalion in honorable remembrance.

We particularity are committed to the history of the Mormon Battalion's travels through Arizona and the building of a all-weather road that was used by the Butterfield Stage coach company between 1857 and 1861.

With permission from the BLM we perform service to maintain a section of the trail located at the Christmas Camp location.  We invite Boy Scout groups out to camp and perform service. We in turn will tell our story at a camp fire ring as part of the evening gathering.

Boys who do the following:

Camp overnight on the trail.
Cook on the trail.
Hike 5 miles on the trail.
Do a service project on the Trail/campsite.
Have the history of the trail explained to your unit by the Mormon Battalion

Are eligible to purchase a unique patch for $3.  
The money received helps to cover expenses incurred. 
 In addition, boys who earn this patch and their Eagle scout award can receive a , a unique Wild Bull Skull Neckerchief Slide that will be presented at his Eagle Court of Honor by the Mormon Battalion if so invited. At not further cost to them.

The Slide can only be presented at the boys Eagle Court of Honor.
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