Other Camps

The stories behind other summer camps held in West Texas are rich in tradition and history.  These camps were held prior to Councils acquiring their own camp properties.   Summer camp was an event that every boy in Scouting looked forward to. Most of the early camps were held for eight to ten days and were moved to a different location each year.  They were run more like army camps than the camps that we know of today. They were held wherever the leaders could find a place on which to camp for a week.  You will note that several different councils used the same camp ground such as the Baptist Encampment in Christoval, Texas, or Camp Fawcett down near Barksdale, Texas.

Once Councils were chartered and well organized they purchased or were given property to establish a permanent camp. Some of those camps have since been abandoned.  We have grouped these various camps by Councils for your easy reference.

    Buffalo Trail Council
Texas Trails Council
  Concho Valley Council
 South Plains Council
Former Comanche Trail Council
Former Chisholm Trail Council
East Texas Area Council
Capitol Area Council

Last updated:  November 5, 2006
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