Historical Trekking Venue for young adults

An open call for volunteers!

Interested parties should contact Mr. Jarman directly at the provided number/email . . . My emphasis below:

On Monday August 2nd and Tuesday August 3rd the Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, in San Antonio, TX, is holding a Venturing International Camp. This Big Event will be held at Bear Creek Scout Ranch located approximately five miles north of Hunt, TX. This property shares a common border with the Patio Ranch.

As apart of the camp activities we are looking for historical trekkers who would be willing to set-up a camp and who would also be able to be range officers for the black powder venue. A key factor to this is that all volunteers would need to be either NRA or NMLRA certified range officers, and we are also asking if there could be a controlled loan of four firearms, with the appropriate flash-guards in place, for this venue. The loaned firearms need to be less than 50 caliber in size. All volunteer officers will be in complete control of the range, the equipment, and their final word is law.

The range will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and then open up at 1:00 pm and close at 5:00pm for both days.

The youth who will be participating in this event are young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21. We will also have two Scouting groups, one will be from Mexico and the other will be from England, who will be in attendance.

All volunteers will be provided with ball, powder, caps or flints, and any other necessities for the range. For the loaned firearms we will need to know the appropriate calibers and any additional items that will be needed for proper maintenance (done by the owners).

Meals will be provided for Monday and Tuesday. If the volunteers arrive on Sunday they will need to provide for their own dinner. If the volunteers want to cook in period at the camp site they are welcome to do so. Please let us know the grocery items that would be needed and the quantity.

As apart of the venue all volunteers will not be charged the entrance fee. Due to Texas State Law regarding youth camps all adults will need to undergo a background check and will also need to complete on-line youth protection training. At the end of the camp all volunteers can request the return of all background checks and youth protection training certificates.

Also, we cannot pay for services rendered other than through what we are offering. If anyone who normally charges for their services are willing to donate their time and equipment they can give us a statement outlining their donation and we can issue a services gift receipt for their tax purposes.

This is a great venue for the historical trekking groups in our area to highlight their hobby and to connect with youth who would otherwise not be exposed to historical trekking. If some of the volunteers are from specific groups they can have pamphlets set out at camp for the youth and adult advisors to hopefully join your association.

Exhibition matches may also be apart of this venue, at the discretion of the volunteers.

Thank you for your time and consideration. All volunteers can contact me at 210-341-8611 ext 137 or e-mail me directly at ljarman@bsamail.org.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Lelen S. Jarman
Retention Specialist
Alamo Area Council, BSA
210-341-8611 ext. 137

– Many Rifles