Camp Tom Wooten

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Some of these slides were taken as part of a promotional slide show for summer camp.  This slide shows Scouts just coming into camp and checking in with the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader meeting Arlyn Klosel.
Drinking fountains were posted in various places in camp.  This one was located on the backside of the log cabin.

The water system in camp was very unique.  Behind the log cabin was a large railroad tank car that had been placed on concrete supports.  A water line ran all the way from there down to Bull Creek. 

Some mornings the cook would have to wake up the Camp Ranger to let him know that they were out of water.  If a Scout left a shower on all night it would drain the camp.  It usually took until late afternoon before enough water could be pumped into the tank before showers could be opened again.

The camp staff always consisted of a bugler.  He either taught handicraft or was the office clerk.  His job was to climb the tower next to the log cabin and blow the various calls during the day.  This included reveille, call to meals, time to change classes, assembly, retreat and taps.  The megaphone was used so that Scouts in the lower part of camp could hear the bugle.  The bugler blew his horn in four different directions.
This group is taking an orintation hike around camp by one of the staff members.  Here they are looking over the bluff toward Bull Creek and Lake Austin.
This spot, overlooking Bull Creek, was a good place to hold vespers in the evening.  Later, a better spot was carved out of the woods that overlooked the valley behind the camp entrance.  The staff member standing before the group is Pete Rose.
Front of log cabin as it look at Lost Pines in 1976, after having been moved from the old Camp Tom Wooten.  The old log cabin is still being used and kept in good shape. Back of log cabin at Lost Pines in 1976.   Notice the board covering the seam in the roof.  Trivia: . 
Here is a photo of the log cabin as it looked in June, 2004.  As you can tell it has been well taken care of and still used for program. 

The cabin was featured in a made-for-TV movie a few years back called "Two for Texas" with Kris Kristofferson.  Many scenes were filmed at Lost Pines in addition to the log cabin.

This is a photo of the "improved" FM 2222 road to Camp Tom Wooten.  The area on the left use to be part of the extreme curve on the highway before they straighten it out on the right.  A couple of cars, over the years, drove too fast and did not quite make the curve.  You could usually see them dangling halfway down the cliff from the log cabin at camp.

Bob Reitz remembers his pioneering class making this out of
sticks and canvus in 1966.

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Our thanks to Mike McMinn for providing us to two photos of the log cabin as it looked at Lost Pines Scout Reservation when he served on staff in 1976 and 1977.  Mike now serves as Scoutmaster of Troop 511 in the Longhorn District and was made Vigil in Tonkawa Lodge in 1979.  We also want to thank Sam West for the June 2006 photo of the log cabin, and Bob Reitz for the 1966 float photo.