Research on the Unknown Camps of South Plains Council
By Robert Black

Following is information I have found while searching, on the internet, for information primarily on camp Cima del Mundo. Many searches I used, using different combinations of words, resulted in myfinding many articles in area newspapers about Boy Scouts, from different councils and towns, going to summer camps throughout the south plains and New Mexico. I will start with what I’ve been able to find on camp Cima del Mundo. These articles are encrypted on purpose and sometimes difficult to decipher but I think I’ve done a fair job of getting them correct. Some spelling is probably incorrect. I have included articles about groups, other than boy scouts, using the camp. While this may have started out as a camp owned by the Rio Grande Area council, at some point, the Las Vegas chamber of commerce took procession of, and operated it.

Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper)
Date August 11, 1930
American Boy Scouts Open Camp

American Boy Scouts open Camp Cima del Mundo in the mountains. A party of several Boy Scout executives and 21 boys left the city Sunday afternoon for Camp Cima del Mundo in the mountains where they will remain during the present week for an outing and instructions in scouting. Accompanying the boys were scout executives Tucker and Caskey and Scoutmaster P. W. Nichols and Arthur Jeffard will remain during the entire outing.

Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper)
Date June 13, 1933

Headquarters for the Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts have been transferred from Albuquerque to Santa Fe it was announced today. Sixteen New Mexico counties from the council area. Announcement of the changes was made with the moving to Santa Fe by L. S. Ilavkey(sic), area scout executive. Scout officials here also announced the fire which destroyed the scout camp in the Jemez Mountains would not prevent the holding of a camp this summer for Albuquerque and Santa Fe scouts. They also announced the offer of camp Cima del Mundo, 20 miles from Las Vegas, by the Las Vegas chamber of commerce.

Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper)
Date July 26, 1933
Boy Scout Camp Here Offered for One Lost

Albuquerque and Santa Fe have the opportunity to use Camp Cima del Mundo. The chamber of commerce offered the use of Camp Cima del Mundo in the Gallinas Canyon to Boy Scouts of Albuquerque and Santa Fe as a substitute for Camp Seligman in the Jemez mountains which was destroyed by fire Monday. ( I found another article on a different site that tells about the Boy Scouts donating Camp Seligman to the Girl Scout Council in Albuquerque a couple of years after this fire. I think
they are still using it to this day.)

Pampa Daily News (Newspaper)
Date August 26, 1932

Boy Scouts Happily Engaged in Fun and Work at Camp Cima Del Mundo in Mountain Region Camp Cima Del Mundo, N.M. August 20. Boy Scouts of the Adobe Walls council are certainly having an enjoyable stay up here this week in the mountains. Eighty boys and twelve adult leaders are in camp, with more arriving daily. Scout executive C.A. Clark and the Rev, A.A. Hyde, president of the council, are in charge, assisted by Chris Martin of Pampa, Lieutenant D.F. Walker of Borger, West Point graduate in 1929, is the officer of the day and is a mighty fine fellow. The trip here Monday was uneventful except for some tire trouble. The drivers were complemented on their carefulness. Thousands of feet above the road leading to camp are the mountains wholly covered by trees. The camp is in a level place at the base of Johnson Mesa. The Gallinas River runs in front of the camp. Fishing has been good some days and fair on others. The boys are given time for recreation and hiking, but this encampment has work as a main objective and every boy is expected to advance one degree in rank during his ten days here. The Pampa adult leaders besides Rev. Hyde, Executive Clark and Mr. Martin are John Plank, Harold Beer, J.A. Meek, Harold Holmes, Steve Goodwin, Chris Baer, and Harry E. Hoare. Mr. and Mrs. Hoare are staying at Thunder Bird lodge at the head of the river and near camp.

Pampa Daily News (Newspaper)
Date July, 26, 1933
Plenty of Food to be Served Cafeteria Style at Training Camp of Adobe Walls Council

Meals and swimming will feature ten days of thrills at the sixth annual training camp of Adobe Walls council. Food will be served cafeteria style with second helpings for those who clean their plates. This plan will be more economical than the family style used in the past and will make sure that each boy has enough of everything. According to scout officials at Las Vegas, the Adobe Walls council provides more food in greater variety than any other group using the Cima del Mundo facilities. While boy scouts of this council are gathering in New Mexico August 1, other scouts from all over the world will be assembling at Godollo, Hungary for a fifteen day world jamboree. The Cima del Mundo training camp will last from August 1 to 10. Clear, cold water from snow capped mountains flows past the camp through the Gallinas River. Tall firs and aspens surround the camp. Ten days of thrills and training will cost but $10, including food and transportation. Forrest rangers and city and scout officials of Las Vegas are arranging for complete safety and sanitation. A hot springs swimming pool will be used for tests. In addition to the hundreds of tests which will be given, there will be campfire and religious services and a visit to Santa Fe. C. A. Clark, scout executive, and a camping committee headed by Chris B. Martin will be in charge.

Pampa Daily News (Newspaper)
Date July 30, 1933
Boys to Leave on Tuesday for Training Camp

If some Pampa Boy Scouts seem to be day dreaming, it’s because they are thinking of their sixth annual training camp which will open at Camp Cima del Mundo neat Las Vegas New Mexico, next Tuesday and last ten days. Plenty of fun and “eats”, with a large portion of directed scout‐craft will give the boys a pleasurable and beneficial session. C.A. Clark, executive, will be in charge of the camp, assisted by Chris B. Martin and the camping committee of the Adobe Walls council. Colorful ceremonies, including campfires and a court of honor will be held. A side trip of much interest will be a visit to old Santa Fe. Mail will be received daily and should be sent to the boy, “Care of Adobe walls Council, Cima del Mundo, Las Vegas N.M. A large silver cup will be awarded the troop winning the most points. Gold, silver and
bronze medals will be given the three scouts whose records are the highest. Camp spirit, advancement, leadership, and proficiency in oath and law will be considered. Pampa Scouts will leave here by bus from the high school campus at 5 a.m. Tuesday. They are asked to assemble an hour earlier.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date June 7, 1934
Botany Expedition Leaves

We expect a fair attendance since this is the first school, said Professor Wiley, “but we plan to make this an annual event.” Headed by Dr. Richard A. Studhalter, head of biology department, a botany field expedition leaves Lubbock Friday morning at 7:00 bound for six weeks of study at Camp Cima del Mundo in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Las Vegas, N.M.

Canyon News (Newspaper)
Date August 23, 1934
Boy Scout Troop Visits Museum

They had no particular destination in mind, planning only on stopping before the end of the trip in Cima del Mundo, a Boy Scout camp near Las Vegas, New Mexico. Mr. Studer conducted the boys a second time over the museum on Wednesday morning and showed the room where the latest collections have been placed. He accompanied them to Tascosa that afternoon to study some ruins. Their plans to spend the night in the Palo Duro Canyon, they carried their own equipment with them. The boys were very interested in the museum and its relics, especially the discussions of Mr. Studer.

Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper)
Date May 23, 1944 page 2

It should be remembered also a reservation comes to us today for Cima del Mundo from a group of Boy Scouts of America living in Lubbock, Texas. This is the second year we have had the pleasure of entertaining these same boys. They will be here the first week of July. It would be a fine gesture if
transportation is available for some local boys to pay the Lubbock Scouts a visit while they are with us.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date June 4, 1944
Boy Scout Camping Program Postponed

Start of the South Plains Boy Scout summer encampment program at Camp Post has been postponed until July 23 because water in Two Draw Lake is too low for swimming and lifesaving instructions according to an announcement Saturday by Alex McDonald, council camping chairman. Hopes are that the lake will be filled before the first encampment. The following schedule of week encampments was announced; July 23‐29, for scouts in Castro, Swisher, Hale, Floyd and Crosby counties; July 30‐August 5, for Gaines, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Dawson, Borden, Cochran and Hockley counties; August 6‐12, for Lubbock, Bailey, Lamb, Dickens, and Motley counties.

Hereford Brand (Newspaper)
Date May 23, 1946

‐encrypted‐for a weeks camping trip at Cima del Mundo, twenty miles from Las Vegas, the camp is owned and operated by the Las Vegas chamber of commerce.

Personal Comments

After doing quite a bit of research on the internet, and reading many pages of archived newspapers, I am certain the Camp Cima del Mundo that was located near Las Vegas New Mexico is the camp Cima del Mundo the patch was made for and given to Boy Scouts for attending. I am also certain that South Plains Council never owned the camp. It seems like the camp was “rented” out, and various councils and organizations used it and ran it themselves, not unlike Holy Ghost and Horsethief, which are owned by the forest service. I believe the South Plains Council, or district that attended the camp, had the patches made and gave them to the scouts that attended the camp. There is a Cima Del Mundo patch at the Denver City scout hut that was donated by someone before I became involved with the troop in 1989. I
don’t know who donated the patch or when it was donated but it gives credence to it having been issued by the South Plains Council. Also as stated in the Las Vegas Daily Optic, dated May 23, 1944 there were scouts from the council that attended Cima Del Mundo in both 1943 and 1944. There is another article from the Lubbock A J dated May 29, 1955 stating South Plains council troops would attend two weeks of camp at Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Other Unknown Camps of South Plains Council

I came across this information regarding other “unknown camps” credited to the South Plains Council while researching Cima del Mundo.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date February 8, 1942 page 8
Mustang District is mentioned twice, one meeting to be held in Lubbock and one in Levelland.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date June 13, 1954
The MUSTANG DISTRICT composed of Hockley and Cochran counties scouts, will go to Camp Long in Gallinas Canyon, 16 miles northwest of Las Vegas, N.M., for an encampment June 20‐26. The district also in the South Plains council has 152 Scouts registered for the trip. (Today there is an E.V. Long camp ground located in the Gallinas Canyon. It’s operated by the forest service.)

Personal Comments

I’ve found MUSTANG DISTRICT mentioned in articles in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal in the following years: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953 and 1954. This district is mentioned, in the article above, having camped as a district in a camp located in New Mexico that wasn’t titled as a Boy Scout camp. My “GUESS” is that this district made its own camp patch, naming their district camp as, “Mustang Camp”. So far I don’t have any proof backing up this guess but it seems more likely than anything else I’ve read.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Evening Newspaper)
Date May 30, 1958
Area Scouts Open Summer Camping Activities Sunday

Summer camping activities for 2,319 boys in the South Plains council, Boy Scouts of America, area will begin Sunday, according to Jim Lumas, Lamesa, camping and activities chairman for the council. The first contingents include 711 Boy Scouts who camp Sunday to June 7 at Tres Ritos and SANGRE de CHRISTO(sic) in New Mexico, 301 Scouts at Camp Post, Sunday through June 14; and 102 Scouts at Camp Kiowa, at Pampa, June‐‐‐‐‐‐‐. The camp at Tres Ritos will be ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ by 35 troops from three districts. These are, with their scoutmasters or advisors and communities; Arrowhead District, Troop 1, Sam A. Henry Jr., Troop 4, Robert G. Rekers; Troop 7, Edward Wuinsey; Troop 9, James Halsey; Troop 35, Leon Hefner; Troop 91, Raymond Hindman; Troop 149, Lloyd Stiles; Troop 98, Frank Guess; Troop 6, Jack R.‐‐‐‐, and Post 159, Haskel G. Taylor, advisor, all of Lubbock. Longhorn District, Troop12, William Gosdin; Troop 26, D.R. Mouser; Troop 103, Claude Brown; Troop 143, Eldore W. Bohl; Troop 159, Fred E. Stone; Troop 222, Sam N. Marshall; Troop 28, George B. Long; and Squadron 148, Donald G. Buckner, advisor, all of Lubbock. George White District, Troop 24, J.R. Arnold, Levelland; Troop 101, Raymond C. Ross, Morton; Troop 109, Willie Zinanni, Levelland; Troop 110, Patrick G. Privett, Pettit; Troop 106, Charles Bowen, Maple; Troop 129, Roy Brace, Anton; Troop 125, Louis L. Dunlap, Levelland; Troop 170, William A. Striver, Levelland; Troop 174, P.C. Caldwell, Anton; Troop 20, Homer Curry, Muleshoe; and Post 109, P.J. Marcum, advisor, Levelland. Attending Camp Post will be Troop 22, Joe Spikes, Lamesa; Troop 150, Bennie Essery, Lubbock; Troop 69, Donald Akin, Petersburg; Troop 67, P.G. Dyer, Dimmit; Troop 137, Bernie Finsh; Troop 230, V. Kenneth Grubb, Troop 211, Doyle Pollard, Troop 23, L.W. Hart Jr., Troop 140, Charles Stailey, and Troop 130 J.C. Whitefield, all of Lubbock. Troop 254, Aaron D. Riggs, Brownfield; Troop 105, Pearce J. Burns, Seminole; Troop 233, Conrad Zavala, Troop 102, Jim Sinclair, Post 102, Othle Upton, advisor, all of Lubbock; Troop 99, C.D. Andrews, Lorenzo; Troop 153, Charles Taylor, Lubbock; Troop 46,‐‐‐‐‐‐, Troop 199, ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐, Troop 33‐‐‐‐‐‐, Troop 132,‐‐‐‐‐‐‐Crosbyton; Troop 192,‐
‐‐‐‐, This is where you can’t read anything else FREE!

Miscellaneous Other Articles I Found Interesting

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date February 8 1942
Rapid Growth Maintained In South Plains Council

High aims set for next year. Another increase of approximately 10% in active boy and adult membership in Boy Scouting in South Plains council is the objective for 1942, according to Jack O. Stone, council executive. If the record is made, and the outlook is bright, it will be an achievement in keeping with those that have been maintained without interruption in the council for the last several years. Present membership 3265. The council now has a total enrolled membership of all kinds of 3265. The goal for 1942 is 3650. These figures compare with a total of 2117 only four years ago. The 1942 aim is to increase the number of Boy Scouts from 1846 to 2000, the number of cubs from 658 to 800, the number of scout leaders from 590 to 650 and the number of Cub leaders from 171 to 220, the executive reported. The
end of the year is expected to find 95 scout troops in the council instead of the 87 at present, and 40 cub packs instead of the existing 31. “Plan Negro Troops” The new year also will see increased activity on behalf of Negro boys in the council. At present, there are six Negro troops. Three more are planned.

The first Negro cub pack is to be organized. Five years ago there was no Negro organization, either of troops or packs. The 1942 plans also include two “Lone Scout Tribes” on rural areas, an increast of 12 to 21 in the number of Explorer Scout patrols, and from 110 to 175 in the number of senior scouts, who are boys 15 years of age or older. “Plan More Camping” The year also is to be one of increased camping activity. During the camping months and especially during the summer, several hundred scouts will make use of the nfacilities at Camp Post, which is one of the model Boy Scout camps in West Teaxs.

Others will camp at Camp Mammy Haynes, near Silverton, one of the spots of rugged eauty in North West Texas. Likewise there will be a more pretentious camp at Camp Phil Turn, in Northern New Mexico July 19 to August 1 for South Plains boys who wish to attend. There will be camporees in all districts, troop and pack encampments, and finally the Camporall at Texas Technological College Sept. 25‐26.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date July 7, 1931
Scouts attend Camp Wehinahpay July 5‐15

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date July 31, 1938
Scout Group To End Camp In New Mexico Monday

A group of South Plains Council Boy Scouts, in camp one and a half mile north of Red River, New Mexico, will return to Lubbock Wednesday afternoon, according to information received here Saturday, from Lyndon Grant, council employee in charge. They will break camp Monday to begin their trek home. They will return by way of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Troop 12 of Lubbock left Saturday for a week’s encampment at Palo Pinto under supervision of George Hamilton, scoutmaster. Fifteen scouts and leaders were in the group which will return Saturday. The troop is sponsored by Sander Sunday School.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date December 16, 1948
Scout Troops Plan Winter Meetings

Winter Boy Scout camps will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at both Camp Post and Camp Mammy Haynes, the headquarters office of the South Plains Council, Boy Scouts of America, announced Saturday through Alex McDonald, council camping chairman. Each troop in the council area may attend the camp of its choice. The council will provide camp directors at each camp site to assist scoutmasters with program plans. Field executives Pat Lewis, Jack Johnson and Frank Atkinson will be at Camp Post, two and a half miles southwest of Post, Ray Howard, Raymond Lumpfor and W. R. Postma will be at Camp Mammy Haynes, ten miles north of Silverton. The winter camps will be troop camps with each troop bringing its own food, cooking utensils, bedrolls and supplies.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date May 29, 1955
Summer Camp Opens on June 5 Post

The summer camping season at C.W. Post Memorial Scout Camp here will open June 5 when Troops from Yellowhouse District move in for a one week encampment, Frank Runkles, camp ranger, has announced. The camping season here for Boy Scouts will be for only five weeks this summer, since three weeks of camping for troops of the South Plains council are to be held at San Angelo and two weeks at Las Vegas N.M.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date February 12, 1939 page 41
A New Mexico encampment of 10 days is scheduled from July 20 to 30, total cost per boy to be $15.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date December 16, 1945
‐‐‐to attend Winter Short Term camp at Camp Mammy Haynes, located 8 miles east of Silverton.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date November 9, 1948
Dam built at Camp Haynes 150’ x 110’ thick for swimming and fishing.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date January 5, 1949

Article talks about a swimming pool being built at Camp Post and electricity being brought in.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date June 13, 1954
183 Plainsman District Scouts, Leaders Leave For Camp Today

Nine troops are scheduled to spend week at site near Post. Nine Boy Scout troops, including leaders, will leave this afternoon, from their respective troop headquarters, to begin Plainsman District summer camp activities at Camp Post. This will be the third week of camp. The Comanche Trail District opened camp May 30 to June 5 with troops from Crosby, Dickins, Kent and Garza counties, and Slaton in Lubbock county. The Tejas and Quanah Parker districts left after breakfast Saturday to end their week of camp. The two districts include Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Gains and Dawson counties. The second week of camp for Lubbock scouts will begin June 20 and will run through June 26. It will follow by Lamb and Bailey counties Yellowhouse District camp June 27‐July 3. The Plainsman District will complete camping
activities at Camp Post the week of August 1‐7, for which four troops are already registered. Camp Post has been reserved for Negro Scouts in the South Plains Council for the week of July 25‐31. The week of August 8‐14 is open and reservations have already been made by troops in Tejas, Quanah Parker and Haynes districts. Troops and their leaders leaving today in time to be at Camp Post at 3:30 p.m. are troop 2, sponsored by the First Methodist Church with John Hendon as scoutmaster; troop 102 sponsor__________, scoutmaster; troop 4, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, D.S. Cunningham, scoutmaster, troop 159, sponsored by the Civitan Club, with Wayne Janson as leader; troops 3 & 9, sponsored by the First Baptist Church, led by J. W. Anderson and James Halsey respectively; troop 31, sponsored by the Forest Heights Methodist Church with Rod MacDougal as scoutmaster; troop 103, sponsored by the Overton Methodist Church with Claude Brown as scoutmaster; and troop 5, sponsored by the First Christian Church with W. A. Hood as scoutmaster. “INDIAN CEREMONIES SET” Highlighting the week of camp will be the Indian ceremonies at 8 p.m. each Friday when the public is invited. Average attendance at the ceremonies has been about 500. ”OUTPOST CAMP SET” Each boy will be
given the opportunity to go to the outpost camp one night during his stay at camp. At the outpost camp, the different groups will prepare their own meals over open fires.
The cost of the camp is $13 per boy. “INDIAN POW WOW” (Picture Caption) Frank Runkles, camp ranger at Camp Post Memorial Scout Camp, southwest of Post, is briefing two of his assistants before conducting a series of Indian dances in the camps council ring. During the summer Boy Scout camps now under way, Indian Lore is one of the most popular studies by South Plains Scouts. Others in the picture are Gene Young, and Frank Runkles son, Wayne. Both are members of troop 16 of Post. Twenty boys and two leaders from the Lubbock scouts will leave at 5 a.m. June 26 from the scout office for a bus trip to Philmont Scout Ranch N.M., for the
National Explorer Camp. At Philmont they will participate in a 10 day backpack Kit Carson Trek. The same trek is scheduled in July for the Tejas and Quantah Parker Scouts and in August for the Comanche Trail District, all of the South Plains Council. The Mustang District, composed of Hockley and Cochran county scouts, will go to Camp Long in Gallinas Canyon, 16 miles northwest of Las Vegas, N.M., for an encampment June 20‐26. The district, also in the South Plains Council, has 152 scouts registered for the trip.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper)
Date June 23, 1955

Boy Scouts from Haynes and Quanah Parker districts will use camp Post from July 3‐‐‐‐‐. Camp Sol Mayer which belongs to Concho Valley Council, with headquarters in San Angelo. Boy Scouts from South Plains Council will use this camp for two camping periods, June 20‐25 and July 26 ‐‐‐‐‐. The South Plains Council held its first aquatic school June 5‐11 at Buffalo Lake number 3, southeast of Lubbock. Council officials have announced that if there is sufficient demand the council will hold a mountain camp July 10‐16 at El Hondo Recreational Grounds, Tres Ritos N.M. Negro Scouts in the council will encamp here July 24‐30, and the council’s Junior Leader Training Course, which is called Green Badge Camp, will be held on the same dates.

All of the information listed below about districts came from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal
newspaper. The dates and names came from many of the articles listed above.

South Plains Council Districts
1942 Associated Town/County
Central Lubbock
Tule Tulia, Silverton, Quitaque, Dimmit
Northern Plainview
Blanco Crosbyton, Floydada Yellowhouse Muleshoe Mustang Morton
Comanche Trail Brownfield
South Central Seminole
Southern Lamesa
Llano Slaton, Post, Tahoka, Quanah Parker Seagraves
Dan Beard
Yellowhouse Plains
Plainsman Lubbock
Blanco Floydada
Break Plains Spur, Matador, Anton, Roaring Springs, Dickins
Comanche Trail Brownfield
Dan Beard Plainview
Llano Post
Mustang Levelland, Whiteface, Morton, Sundown
Quanah Parker Denver City
Tejas Lamesa
Tule Dimmit, Tulia
Yellowhouse Littlefield
Blanco Plainsman
Break Plains Quanah Parker
Comanche Trail Tejas
Dan Beard Tule
Llano Yellowhouse
Mustang Haynes
Comanche Trail Tule
Dan Beard Yellowhouse
Llano Haynes
Mustang Tejas
Plainsman Quanah Parker
1952 Associated Town/County
Plainsman Lubbock
Caprock Slaton, Southland, Gordon, Wilson, Post
Tejas Dawson, Lynn, Terry, Bordon
Quanah Parker Gaines, Yoakum
Central Plains Castro, Swisher
Haynes Brisco, Floyd, Motley, and Turkey
Yellowhouse Lamb, Bailey
Cotton Boll Shallowater, New Deal
Mustang Hockley, Cochran
Mackenzie Trail Crosby, Dickins
Comanche Trail
Crosby, Dickins, Kent, Garza, (Idalou, Slaton of Lubbock County)Tejas Lynn, Dawson
Quanah Parker Yoakum
Yellowhouse Lamb, Bailey
Mustang Hockley, Cochran
Cotton Boll Plainsman
Mustang Plainsman
Comanche Trail Tejas
Quanah Parker Yellowhouse
Haynes Longhorn
Comanche Trail George White
Arrowhead Quanah Parker
Arrowhead Longhorn
George White
Longhorn Arrowhead
George White Mackenzie Trail
Haynes Quanah Parker
Longhorn Haynes
Comanche Trail Mackenzie Trail
George White Quanah Parker
Counties in South Plains Council 1949
Castro, Swisher, Brisco, Hall, Lamb, Baily, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Motley, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickins, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Gaines, Dawson, Bordon

Closing Comments

Since I don’t subscribe to the archived newspapers on the internet, all of the articles I read were encrypted to different degrees, some more than others. I spent quite a bit of time deciphering these articles and I think I did a pretty go job of it. I know there are several misspelled words in the different articles but if I couldn’t come up with I thought was a correct word I just left them as they were written. In many cases the articles were scrambled up around the page and I had to try to piece them together, so the arrangements may not be exactly as they originally appeared. Some phrases are so encrypted it is impossible to tell what was written. From what I have read, there was a shortage of summer camp space in the South Plains Council, and other area councils, for the number of Boy Scouts enrolled in the program at the time. It was common for scouts to travel to other camps in the area even though travel at the time was an adventure in its self.

I found the research very interesting. I will continue to look around the internet to see if I can come up with some more information on the Unknown Camps of South Plains Council.  Robert Black

We want to thank Robert Black for sharing this information with us and allowing us to post it on this website.  His research has helped to save some more history of the South Plains Council for others to enjoy.

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