Camp Tom Wooten

Summer Camp Staff


 
Camp Directors

We have a partial list of Camp Directors for Camp Tom Wooten.

Noel P. Amstead - 1939
Vincent C. Hobbs - 1939
W. B. Templar - 1942
James L. Tarr - 1942
Floyd Davis
George Pechacek
Marshall Monroe
George Pechacek - 1947
Tom Ford - 1952-1953
Jim Edwards - 1954
John Montgomery - 1956
Leo C. Lee - 1957
John H. Pounds - 1958-1962
Richard O. Bentley - 1963
Frank T. Hilton 1964 - 66
Jack Swenson 1967 -1971

 

 Camp Rangers

Here are the known Camp Rangers for Camp Tom Wooten.

H. H. "Pop" Porterfield - 1945 - 1948
Chief A. M. Venne - 1946-1953
Richard Ennis Lee -Nov. 1953- May 1, 1957
C. V. "Charlie" Robinson - May 1957-1958
Johnny Adams 1961-1963
Richard "Dick" Givens 1964-1967
Clyde Leisman 1967 - 1972 

 
1953 Summer Camp Staff
 Front Row:  Unknown
Second Row LtoR:  Jack Barnes DE San Gabriel District, Don Wukasch, unk, Kenny Snipes Rifle Instructor, Floyd Davis Camp Director and DE North Austin, Tom Ford, Joe Lee, Zack Swenson, unk, unk, Dan Boling
Back Row L to R: Don Lee , others unk
Professional Staff at Camp Tom Wooten - 1953

Back Row, LtoR: Jim Edwards, Floyd Davis, Marshall Monroe
Front Row, LtoR: George Frickel, Jack Barnes, Gerald Williams, Roy Rutherford


1953 or 1954  Staff Getting Ready for Retreat
Frank Hilton on left

1956 Camp Staff
 .
Name
John Montgomery
Roy L. Taylor
Dan Boling
Paul David Brown
Charles H. Boucher, Jr. 
Tony Wagner
Alonzo Wood
Mal Randle
Wilbert Mack Cavel
Dan West
Hal Caldcleugh
Robert Johnson
Peter W. Guthrie
Bobby Zapalac
Jerry E. Long
Gordon Beavers, Jr. 
Ross Dale Corker
Thomas B. Lyda
Edward Gene Klaus
William E. McCullough
Herman D. Rotsch
Phillip Simon
Kenneth Snipes
William F. Brady
Richard A. Fieler
A. C. Love
Clyde Mather
M/Sgt. Rudolph Ostermeier
Staff Position
Camp Director
Business Manager
Waterfront Director
Assistant Dir. of Waterfront
Waterfront 
Trainee - Waterfront 
Trainee - Waterfront
Trainee - Waterfront
Campcraft Coordinator
Campcraft
Trainee - Campcraft 
Field Sports
Archery
Trainee-Rifle Range Assist.
Dining Hall Steward
Trainee - Dining Hall
Handicraft Instructor
Woodcraft
Trainee - Woodcraft
Dir. of Explorer Dept.
Canteen/Trading Post
Provisional Jr. Asst. SM
Dir. of Explorer Dept.
Maintenance
Trainee - Bugler
Special Staff Member
Special Staff Member
Special Staff Member
1957 Camp Staff
Name
Leo C. Lee
Richard O. Bentley
Roy L. Taylor
Dan Boling
Charles Clark
Paul Brown
Tom Lyda
Jerry Russell
Bobby Zapalac
Skipper Lay
Jerry Long
Mal Randle
Gene Klaus
Woody Erwin, Sr.
Woody Erwin, Jr.
Buford Johns
David Arning
Robert Wilson
John Hunt
Kris Stengel
Caryle Joy
Staff Position
Camp Director
Program Director
Administrative Assistant
Aquatic Director
Activities Director
Aquatic Assistant
Activities Assistant
First Aid & Prov. SM
Activities
Truck Drive/Maintenance
Waterfront
Waterfront
Archery
Rifle Range Director
Rifle Range Assistant
Dining Hall Steward
Trading Post
Bugler
Activities
Waterfront
Volunteer Staff
Remarks
Professional Scouter
Professional Scouter
Post 5 - Advisor
Post 45 - Asst. Advisor
.
Post 5 - Asst. Advisor
Post 5 - Sr. Crew Leader
Post 5 - Addt. Advisor
Troop 203
Post 45
Squadron 187
Troop 3
Post 46
U. S. Army
.
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Troop 170
Troop 19 & Post 5
Troop 3
.
District Commissioner
Home
Taylor
Yoakum
Matador
Austin
San Antonio
Austin
Austin
Austin
LaGrange
Austin
Bastrop
Austin
Austin
Austin
Austin
Austin
Taylor
Austin
Austin
Mason
 
This is a photo of an earlier Camp Staff.  Date unknown.
Front Row LtoR: Joe Gault, Leo Lee, Henry Moore, rest unknown
Back Row L to R: George Pechacek, Mrs. Pechacek, unk, Buddy Brown, Walter Wendlandt, Clint McNabb, rest unknown
1961 Camp Staff
Name
John H. Pounds
Bob Brackenridge
Calvin Hagood
John W. Wittliff
Thomas Marr
William E. Mulcahy
M/Sgt H. B. Rice
M/Sgt William M. Magee
"Mike" Williams
Lee Basore
David Arning
Victor Martin (Four Weeks)
Chester Martin (Four Weeks)
Warren Webb (Four Weeks)
Sam Martin (Two Weeks)
Dwayne Alexander (Three Wks)
Alan W. Pettis
David Cook
Tony Wagner
Gene Curry (Three Weeks)
John Walcutt (Three Weeks)
Charles Criag (Three Weeks)
Charles Brown (Two Weeks
Staff Position
Camp Director
Asst Business Mgr.
Camp Clerk
Trading Post Operator
Quartermater
Health Officer/Dining Hall
Rifflery Instructor
Rifflery Insturctor
Archery Instructor
Scoutcraft Director
Asst Scoutcraft Director
Scoutcraft Instructor
Scoutcraft Instructor
Scoutcraft Instructor
Scoutcraft Instructor
Scoutcraft Instructor
Aquatics Director
Asst Aquatics Director
Asst Aquatics Director
Aquatics Instructor
Aquatics Instructor
Aquatics Instructor
Aquatics Instructor
Name
Tim Aynesworth
Mike Bible
Boyd Burdett
Qiomcu Byrd, Jr.
Dan Casey
Bruce Covill
John Coppedge
Gary Goodwin
David Haines
Bill Haney
Bill Holt
John H. Foreman
Lawrence Henneke, Jr.
Richard Kaiser
Robert Kleiman
Charles Mallett
Ralph Musgrove
Tom E. Norris
Richard Peterson
Don Renfro
Larry Smith
Weldon Smith
Edward Walters
Ralph Webster, III
Staff Position
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee
Trainee

1962 Camp Staff

Robert Breckenridge
Don Brice
Gene Curry
Don Dyer
David Haines
Thomas Hawkins, III
Chris Luna
Chester Martin
Sam Martin
Victor Martin
William (Bill) Mulcahy
Jack Oates, Jr.
Michael Simpson
Warren Webb
Ralph Webster, III
Mike Williams
Johjn W. Wittliff
Handicraft Instructor
Aquatic Instructor
Aquatic Instructor
Asst. Aquatic Instructor
Asst. Traiding Post Mgr.
Aquatic Instructor
Scoutcraft Director
Scoutcraft Instructor
Health Officer
Scoutcraft Instructor
Aquatic Director
Camp Clerk
Trainding Post Asst.
Scoutcraft Instructor
Scoutcraft Instructor
Archery Instructor
Trading Post Mgr.
Brian W. Shenk
Stephen W. Akers
Bobby Brewster
Boyd Burdett
William (Bill) Haney
Lawrence Henneke
Robert Kleiman
Charles E. Mallett
John W. McCaskill
Donald Stengel
David M. Ward
Monroe B. Boyd, Jr.
Donald Lee Bremer
John Coupedge
Mucphy Jennings
Ricky Melchior
Teddy Wittliff
Provisional SM
Asst. Aquatic Instructor
Staff Trainee
Asst. Aquatic Instructor
Asst. Scoutmaster
Asst. Scoutcraft
Asst. Aquatic Instructor
Asst. Scoutcraft
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
Asst. Scoutcraft
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
Staff Trainee
.
1965 Camp Staff
Clarence Bell
William M. Crow
John M. Fulps
John H. Gatlin
Franklin C. Houston
Robert C. Kenyan
William Lancaster, Jr.
Lawrence C. Mason
James L. Mims, III
Richard P. Mitchell
Carl Moneyhon
Robert B. Moseley
Thomas E. Norris
Roy E. Reed
Patrick E. Roth
Robert G. Simmons, Jr.
Asst. Waterfront Director
Nature-Conservation
Awuatic Director
Scoutcraft Director
Aquatic Instructor
Dining Hall Steward
Service Crew
Service Crew
Trading Post Director
Aquatic Instructor
Business Manager
Program Director
Scoutcraft Instructor
Nature-Conservation Dir
Archery Instructor
Aquatic Instructor
Donald Roy Stengel
Bruce D. Walcutt
John W. Wittliff
Robert L. Bouse
James D. Chastain
William H. Cradit
Leslie E. Hiesler, Jr.
Gary Love
Keven B. Pratt
David W. Bell
James F. Birardeau
Gordon W. Hardin
George D. Moxley
Thomas A. Seymour
Frank R. Trowbridge 
Handicraft Director
Trading Post Assistant
Provisional Scoutmaster
Trainee Scoutcraft
Trainee Aquatics
Trainee Aquatics
Trainee Trading Post
Trainee Service Crew
Trainee Scoutcraft
Trainee Aquatics
Trainee Aquatics
Trainee Scoutcraft
Trainee Trading post
Trainee Scoutcraft
Trainee Service Crew

1971 Camp Staff

James Bartosh 
David Bell - Waterfront Director
Clarence Bell
Craig Borchardt
Dave Brownfield - Waterfront Staff
Bill Fannin
Larry Gindler 
Greg Guy 
Gordon Hardin - Program Director
Sidney Hughes
David Lamme
Mike Liesman 
Larry Lindsay
Wayne Lott  - Waterfront Staff
Gary Love - Waterfront Staff
Nick Rios 
Jimmy Tomlin
Stanley Trekell 
David Weber
Mike Wilfley
Steve Wilkins

Other Camp Staff

Here are names of other known Summer Camp Staff members:

Aynesworth, Tim - Swimming and canoeing
David Bell - Waterfront - Taylor
Bob Brackenridge - Trading Post 1961-1962
David Brownsfield - Aquatic - Austin - 1968-71
Boyd Burdett - Aquatic - 1962-1964
Ross Corker III 
Marie Cox - Head Cook - 1968-69
Benge Elliott, Jr., Waterfront 1963-64 Trainee 62
George Fitch - Aquatic Director 1963+
Greg Guy - 1968
Gordon Hardin - In Training Counselor  - 1965
Gordon Hardin - Dining Hall Director - 1968
Gordon Hardin - Business Manager - 1970
Gordon Hardin - Program Dirctor - 1971
J. David Haines
Bill Haney -Signalling  1963
Wayne Lott - Waterfront 1968-71
Gary Love - Waterfront 1968-71
John Lusk - Waterfront 
"Unk" A. C. Love - Indian Lore - 1948+
Carl Monahon - Mason 1966
Bob Mooney - Waterfront 1964
Tom E. Norris - Cooking & Fieldcraft (1962-63)
Phil Pegues - Pack and Paddle
Jim Riley - Aquatic - Austin  (1967-70)
Bob Reitz 1966 - Scoutcraft and Pioneering
Pete Ross
Brian Shenk 1962 - Provisional Scoutmaster
Ca Schutze
Zilmon Smith 
Dan  West 

This is a photo of a summer camp staff banquet held during the year.  It was a "thank you" for a job well done and to tell the staff about the upcoming season and see if they wanted to be a part of it.

The camp staff, following camp, was rewarded with a trip to Boquillas Canyon downstream from the Big Bend of Big Bend National Park.  This picture was taken in the canyon.  This surplus military truck and the camp truck were used as transportation for the "thank you" to staff.

One year the camp staff "thank you trip" was by canoe from Tow, Texas across Lake Travis (fighting a strong head wind) all the way to Camp Tom Wooten.  They believed they had vehicle help at Mansfield Dam because it would have been a very long portage.  Herbie Gaskin, the son of the Scout Executive Herb Gaskin, was on this trip.

1966 Summer Camp Staff

Kneeling in front: Frank Hilton. 
First row L to R: Unk, Jack Gatlin, Jimmy Burris, Clarence Bell, Donally Brice, unk (hand on hat),Bob Bouse, Zilman Smith (White T-Shirt), Dick Givens, Camp Ranger (White T-Shirt), Bruce Walcutt (White T-Shirt). 
Standing on the flagpole base L to R: John Wittliff, David Bell, Ricky Mitchell, Bob Reitz, Carl Moneyhon.
Standing on Flag Pole:  David Aguirre. 



We want to thank Don Lee for providing us with the photo of the staff trip to Boquillas Canyon and to Leo Lee for the other two top photos of the staff.  Also to Roy Rutherford for the photo of the professional staff of 1953.  Also to John Wittliff for sending us the 1966 Staff photo, Bob Reitz for the 1966 staff chart, and David and Clarence Bell for their help in identifying some of the staff members in the photo.  We thank Gordon Hardin for his help in addding to the summer camp staff. 

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