In over 550 pages of this web site, you will find some of the history of Scouting here in West Texas. This includes the former Chisholm Trail Council and Comanche Trail Council, and current Buffalo Trail Council, Concho Valley Council, South Plains Council and Texas Trails Council.
In addition, we have added the history of former Camp Tonkawa of the East Texas Area Council and former Camp Tom Wooten of the Capitol Area Council.
The first troops
in this part of the United States of America were chartered directly
with the National Council, BSA, as local councils
were not organized in West Texas until the 1920's. This
web site records
the history of some of these earlier units.
Click HERE to go to a special section devoted to some of the early "First Scout Troops in Texas."
You can research the history of your own unit, town, or area by clicking HERE to see some suggested ways to accomplish that. It is easy to do, and you can discover some of the great Scouts and Scouters who were in your community.