With your den, pack, or family visit the Fort Douglas Military Museum and answer the following questions to earn this patch:
1. When was Camp Douglas founded? Why?
2. Where were the first soldiers stationed at Camp Douglas from and who was the Commanding officer?
3. Who was Camp Douglas named after? By whom?
4. Where is Camp Floyd and why was it founded? When?
5. What was the name of the newspaper published at Camp Douglas? Who was the first editor?
6. Look for the display of plumed helmets. Why are the plumes different colors? What do the colors indicate?
7. Why are the women in the photo (in the cart) dressed in white?
8. What was the original use of the Museum building? When was it built?
9. In what ocean is the island of Okinawa found?
10. What happened to the battleship USS Utah on December 7, 1941?
11. Where did the soldiers in the 16th Infantry, Co I, come from?
12. Who were the "Buffalo Soldiers" and why did they have this nickname?
13. What keeps the barrel of the Browning Model 1917, A-1 Machine Gun cool?
14. What is the official name of the "Liberator" pistol?
15. To whom is the statue in the cannon park a memorial to?
16. Which of the guns in the cannon park can be disassembled into 8 mule loads and then reassembled in 7 minutes?
17. Which of the guns in the cannon park shoots the furthest? How far can it shoot (the distance a gun can shoot is known at its range)?
Hours: Tues – Sat, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Admission is free.
Group tours can be arranged by appointment. Please call (801) 581-1710 or 801-581-1251 to verify hours and make reservations.
Location: 32 Potter St., adjacent to the U of U Special Events Center.
This patch may be purchased at a local Scout Shop.