Concho Valley Council

Philmont Scout Ranch


CARL HONOR DELEGATES TO PHILMONT - Arriving at the world's largest Boy Scout Camp, Philmont, near Cimarron, N. M. are the 22 delegates from Concho Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. 
Front Row, left to right, are George McCollum, Brackettville; Duane Carter, Ballinger; Bobby Bell, Rankin; Gene Shattuck, Texon; Jim Davidson, Carriso Springs; Ray Huffman, Brady; Jim Smith, Uvalde; Norman Parish, Menard.
Second Row, left to right: Landon Sankey, Del Rio; Donald Cox, Garden City; Bill Humphries, Eldorado; Harold Harris, Melvin; Harry Calverley, Jr., Garden City; Carl Black, Ballinger; Ward Launsbury, San Angelo
Back Row, left to right: Scoutmaster Steve J. Byrd, Winter Haven; Uvalde County; J. B. Morris, field Scout executive, Del Rio; the Rev. Doyle Morton, Scoutmaster, Sabinal; Capt. Joseph Berston, San Angelo, assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 9; Scoutmaster Robert Sharp, Troop 2, San Angelo; Scoutmaster A. S. Briscoe, Troop 4, San Angelo; and Commissioner Sylvan Moritz, Twin Mountain District, San Angelo.

The trip is offered each year by Robert G. Carr of San Angelo to Scouts and Scouters of the nine districts in the Concho Valley Council for outstanding performance in the Scouting program.

Twenty-two outstanding Scouts and Scouters from the nine districts of the Concho Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, have returned from an 18-day camping expedition at Philmont, the world's largest Boy Scout Ranch, near Cimarron, N. M., as guest of Robert G. Carr of San Angelo.  The Concho Valley Council is composed of 26 counties in the San Angelo Area.


The trip is awarded annually by Carr to representatives of all Concho Valley Council districts for outstanding performance in the Scouting program.

The selection committees of the districts, who designated the winners of this all-expense trip, are composed of the district operaing committees, with nominations coming from fellow scoutmasters throughout the council area.

The 22 Concho Valley representatives joined with senior scouts and scouters from 22 states in enjoying the facilities of the 127,00-acre camp, located in the wilds of the New Mexico Rocky Mountains.  Scout travelled the trails blazed by Kit Carson, lived the rustic life of the Taos Indian, studying the ways of camping and providing necessities for existence.

The Scouts hiked through the mountainous terrain, rode horseback for two days, climbed mountains, ate trail food and lived in tents.

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