A Look Back in Time
Camp Tom Wooten
By Jerry Russell

On October 28, 2011, a letter was written to John Wittliff containing various Camp Tom Wooten and OA pictures from the 50's.  We have enclosed those photos here along with comments on each.  They are not in any order.

Lake Austin

Bull Creek - Camp Tom Wooten on your right in photo.

Entrance to Camp Tom Wooten

A. M. "Chief " Venne

A. M. "Chief " Venne

A. M. "Chief " Venne

Parade Ground

Log Cabin now at new camp

Dining Hall in the 50's

Professional Scouter Marshall Monroe responsible during summer camp.

Camper is Don Wusach and Leo Lee is Registrar

Ken Snipes Rifle Range supervisor and instructor

Rifle Range Safety Instruction

3rd from left Mr. Swenson - father of Zack Swenson - Lodge Chief in the 50's

Nature Lodge later to become First Aid Lodge

Swimming Pool - Sand Filter for pool under lifeguard tower.

Swimming Pool - Entrance on right.

Archery Range located in open field.

Indian Lore -  Person in Staff T-Shirt believed to be Bobby Richardson

OA Tapout Ceremony - 3rd from left if Scoutmaster Mr. McCauley

Pioneering Area

Evening Flag Retreat in front of log cabin.

OA Ceremony Ring

OA Ceremony Ring - Concrete Teepees

Middle is Barrie Logan

Flag Pole - Still standing at the present Tennis Complex.

Totem pole at former dining hall, later used as part of trading post.

Bluebonnets near parking lot.

Tom Lyda and Barrie Logan

Sunset across Bull Creek

Looking down Lake Austin toward Austin.

Again, looking at Lake Austin  from the high ground.

Looking at Camp Tom Wooten from the highway.  Note flag pole on the right.

One of the camp former donkeys.

Tom Davidson, 5th from left..Danny Arning in Center..Victor or Chester Martin on the extreme right.  Kneeing down on the right believed to be Larry Bowen.