First Scout Troops in Texas

Organized in 1930

The Cub Scout program was formally launched, there were 5,102 Cub Scouts at the end of 1930.  Scouts participated in the Oregon Trail Memorial Centennial.  At the end of 1930 there were 847,051 members.
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Backettville Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time: ...Troop No. 14 Backettville with 12 Scouts."
Barksdale The Asherton Tribune, August 1, 1930.  "The National Court of Honor at New York City has passed favorably on the applications (for Eagle Award) recently sent them by this Council on scouts Billy Swearington of Uvalde, Allen Howerton of Barksdale..."
Comstock Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 27 Comstock with 10 Scouts."
D'Hanis Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 21 D'Hanis with 17 Scouts."
Hondo Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 30 with 19 Scouts."
La Pryor Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:..Troop No. 13 La Pryor with 11 Scouts."
Leakey Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 9 Leakey with 9 Scouts."
Big Lake Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
Bronte Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
Eola Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
Garden City Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
McCamey Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
Sterling City Dallas Morning News. March 26, 1930.  "Special to The News.  San Angelo, Texas, March 25. - Six hundred Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls from ten West Texas towns, attending the annual reunion banquet of the Concho Valley council here, were advised that Camp Connellee will be operated for them this year from May 26 to June 15.  The camp is on the 5,000-acre ranch of C. U. Connellee of Eastland on the North Concho River near Carlsbad, fifteen miles north of San Angelo.
"Towns represented at the banquet were Ballinger, Big Lake, Barnhart, Bronte, Eola, Garden City, McCamey, Sterling City, Fort Stockton and San Angleo."
Dale Dallas Morning News, May 5, 1930 "Special to The News.  Dale Gets Boy Scouts.  Lockhart, Texas, May 4. - Dale now has a troop of Boy Scouts and S. F. White has been installed as scoutmaster.  The troop starts off with a strong membership."
Big Lake Dallas Morning News, July 21, 1930.  "Special to The News.  McCamey Scouts in Camp.  McCamey, Texas, July 20. - Members of the McCamey Boy Scout troops departed last week for camp in Fort Stockton, where they will spend four days with scouts from Rankin, Big Lake, Texon, McCamey, Iraan, Sheffield, Crane and Fort Stockton."
Texon Dallas Morning News, July 21, 1930.  "Special to The News.  McCamey Scouts in Camp.  McCamey, Texas, July 20. - Members of the McCamey Boy Scout troops departed last week for camp in Fort Stockton, where they will spend four days with scouts from Rankin, Big Lake, Texon, McCamey, Iraan, Sheffield, Crane and Fort Stockton."
Iraan Dallas Morning News, July 21, 1930.  "Special to The News.  McCamey Scouts in Camp.  McCamey, Texas, July 20. - Members of the McCamey Boy Scout troops departed last week for camp in Fort Stockton, where they will spend four days with scouts from Rankin, Big Lake, Texon, McCamey, Iraan, Sheffield, Crane and Fort Stockton."
Sheffield Dallas Morning News, July 21, 1930.  "Special to The News.  McCamey Scouts in Camp.  McCamey, Texas, July 20. - Members of the McCamey Boy Scout troops departed last week for camp in Fort Stockton, where they will spend four days with scouts from Rankin, Big Lake, Texon, McCamey, Iraan, Sheffield, Crane and Fort Stockton."
Crane Dallas Morning News, July 21, 1930.  "Special to The News.  McCamey Scouts in Camp.  McCamey, Texas, July 20. - Members of the McCamey Boy Scout troops departed last week for camp in Fort Stockton, where they will spend four days with scouts from Rankin, Big Lake, Texon, McCamey, Iraan, Sheffield, Crane and Fort Stockton."
Pecos Dallas Morning News, August 22, 1930.  "Special to The News.  Midland is Host As Boys Gather.  Midland, Texas, Aug. 21. - Midland was host Thursday to what is said to have been on e of the largest gatherings of boy sever assembled in West Texas.  Approximately 300 boys from ten towns from Rotan to Pecos were guests of the Midland Boy Scouts, the chamber of commerce, the Ritz Theater and Hilory Bedford at a water carnival, barbecue and theater party."
Sabinal San Sabinal Sentinel, December 29, 1930 - "At a meeting of those interested, plans were made last Monday night for the formation of a Boy scot organization in Sabinal.  According to announcement made in last week's Sentinel, the boys who were interested in joining a movement of this kind were on hand and also a number of men were present.  About twenty-five boys who will be eligible for training in this organization expressed their desire to come in.

"Scoutmaster C. S. McKinney, and assistant, R. K. McKinney and M. R. Henslee, plan to begin immediately the development of candidates for taking the first test in scoutcraft."

The Rotary Club will sponsor the troop.  From the scrapbook of E. K. Fawcett, President of the Southwest Texas Council.

Spofford Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 22 Spofford with 4 Scouts."
Vance Del Rio Evening News, February 20, 1930.  "The Southwest Texas Council reported the following number of Scouts is registered with us at this time:...Troop No. 12 Vance with 8 Scouts.
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Last updated: May 22, 2009

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