June 2013 Camp Fawcett Summer Camp

Camp Fawcett's 85th Anniversary was celebrated this summer, and after twelve long years the Council, Scouts and Scouters came together to experience the magic that only happens at summer camp. 

The entire Camp Fawcett staff would like to thank the Council, Scouts and Scouters who camped at Camp Fawcett this summer! We know you had a fantastic experience.  Camper evaluations of staff and program were excellent! We look forward to seeing you again in 2014.

Remember, you can keep up with Camp Fawcett news and events all year round through this website, which also has a direct link to the Council website for council wide news.

Here are just a few quotes from Scouts and leader evaluations:

“The best part of camp was the program variety and the counselor’s willingness and flexibility to help work with Scouts on completing merit badges and Scout skills.”

“Best staff I’ve seen in years!”

“Cooking in camp was great and better than we expected!”

“The Water Olympics, including the Greased Watermelon Contest was a blast!”

The events here at Camp Fawcett are like none other than I have come to know at other camps. The water Olympics was a well thought out idea and was a lot of fun for everyone here at camp. The classes here were also a lot of fun for everyone, just everything here was far better than I expected.”

 “We WILL be back NEXT YEAR!”

Scott & Bily Conner getting the Trading Post ready for summer camp.

Per the above Nationally Accredited flag, which was provided after BSA completed camp inspection - Camp Fawcett is accredited for five years.


Staff Chef Gerarldo Martinez using a cooker loaned from Hondo National Bank

Getting ready to grease watermelons!

The below photos were taken during the closing ceremony featuring the Sahawe Indian Dancers (all Boy & Girl Scouts). The Sahawe Indian Dancers were originally formed in 1950 by Troop 81 of Uvalde and are presently under the leadership of Ramon Castro of Uvalde. The first performance of the Sahawe's was a three-minute dance for a Boy Scout Camporee at Camp Fawcett in 1950.  It was a huge hit, and the group received calls to dance again and again. Just months after their first practice, the boys from South Texas stole the show at a Scout Circus in Fort Worth, where they thrilled a crowd of 14,000 at the Will Rogers Coliseum.