Lease On Old Camp Billy Gibbons

The State of Texas
San Saba County
     That I, J. E. Gibbons, of the aforesaid county and state for and in consideration of my interest in the boyhood and future citizenship of this State, in consideration of my appreciation for the ideals, training, and program of The Boy Scouts of America and for and in consideration of the high regard, expressed and demonstrated, of my  deceased father, W. H. (Billy) Gibbons for the Boy Scouts, their program and training and for other good valuable considerations, hereby and by these presents do grant, let and lease to the Comanche Trail Boy Scouts of America, incorporated, all that land in San Saba County, Texas, about 15-miles South from Richland Springs, and lying on along and on the South side of Brady Creek above and near its junction with San Saba River and being about twenty-five(25) acres in the W. K. Pauling #68 Survey and being the same lands used and occupied by the said Boy Scouts of America for several years for camping and outing purposes, and upon which said organization now has a swimming pool, some structures and has erected a modest monument ot the memory of said W. H. (Uncle Billy) Gibbons.  It is agreed, stipulated and understood that this grand, right and easement shall is, and shall be for a term of 25-years from the date hereof and is for the sole use and purpose of said The Boy Scouts of America, their officers and representatives, and for the encouragement and promotion of Boy Scout training and activities in this area, i.e., in teaching and training boys in self-reliance, courage, honor, patriotism, good citizenship, good sportsmanship, and all the kindred virtues now in use and that may be added to the Scout Program.

It is further agreed, stipulated, and understood that the use possession and occupancy of the aforesaid premises for the purpose above stated, together with the right of ingress and egress, is granted solely and exclusively to Scouts, Scouters, their officers and representative and the rights and privileges herein granted, shall not by the grantees be extended to others
and the grantees their officers, agents, and representatives, shall at all times co-operate with the grantor, his heirs, and assigns in so using and occupying said premises as to effect this purpose, said premises and the buildings and facilities of the grantees, thereon, shall not be open to or extended to others than Scouts, Scouters and the officers, and representatives of the grantee.  Failure to respect this stipulation or failure to meet any and all reasonable expressed provisions of the grantor his heirs and assigns to so limit the use of said premises shall at the option of the grantor, his heirs and assigns forfeit the rights hereby granted.

The purpose and intention of this grant being that the grantees may feel safe in their tenure to the end that they may place more adequate, and more permanent improvements upon said premises, it is agreed and stipulated that upon the termination of the rights, uses and privileges herein granted, the grantees may remove any and all improvements placed thereon, by them.

J. E. Gibbons
State of Texas
San Saba County

     Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 21 day of May 1938 A.D.

W. M. Brown
The State of Texas
San Saba County

     Before me, the undersigned authority, on May 21st, 1938 this day personally appeared J. E. Gibbons known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the above and foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same for the purposes and considerations therein expressed.
     Given under my hand and seal of office this the 21st day of May, A. D. 1938.

W. A. Brown
County of San Saba

     I, Arche Woods, Clerk of the County Court of said County, do hereby certify that the above instrument of writing, dated on the 21 day of May A. D., 1938, with its certificate of authentication, was filed for record in my office, this the 7 day June, A. D. 1938 at 4:30 o'clock P.M., and duly recorded the 8 day of June, A. D. 1938 at 3:45 o'clock P.M. in the records of said County, in Vol. 99 on Page No. 608
     Witness my hand and the Seal of the County Court of said county at office in San Saba, Texas, the day and year last above written.

Arch Woods  Clerk County Court
By Clara Johnson  Deputy

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