Buffalo Trail Council's 1932
Summer Camp at Camp Fawcett
The Buffalo Area Council, in its early days, utilized other council's camps for their summer camp. They would bring their own camp staff, or used some of the council's staff that they camped in, and then provided their own program. In the 30's the Council rented space from other councils. Camp Fawcett near Barksdale, TX in 1932; Camp Louis Farr outside of Mertzon, TX; Weed, NM; Balmorhea State Park at Balmorhea; Madera Canyon; Indian Lodge in the Davis Mountains; Camp Post at Post, TX; Big Springs State Park; Fort Stockton and Lake Sweetwater were other places the council held summer camp.
In 1941, just before World War II, the council went back to Camp Fawcett for another summer camp. It is said that this was the most successful camp they had up until that time. By 1948, the council had opened Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch and all their summer camps were held there.
Below are four photos reproduced from postcards, provided by Robert Frizzell of San Marcos, TX, of Scouts at Camp Fawcett (Camp Barksdale) in 1932. The Buffalo Trail Council utilized many different places to hold their summer camp in the 1930's. In 1932, their summer camp was held at Camp Fawcett, near Barksdale, TX, a camp of the then Southwest Texas Council. Barksdale is some 40 miles north of Uvalde, TX. The camp was opened in 1928.
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