Garland Pioneers
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Garland Pioneers

Kinsey Scout Reservation

The Garland Pioneers are a group of scouting volunteers organized in 2003 for the purpose of developing facilities and program at scout camp thus enriching the scouting experience for the youth of Norwela Council. At the time of the organization of the Pioneers, the facility was known as Garland Scout Ranch. Since then the facility has been renamed Kinsey Scout Reservation in memory of the late Norman V. Kinsey. The Garland name has been kept in place as the main body of camp is referred to as Garland Scout Camp.

Membership in Garland Pioneers requires the purchase of an initial share of voting stock for a tax deductible donation of $100.00. A certificate is issued when one initially joins the Garland Pioneers. The dues/donation are renewed annually. The funds of the Garland Pioneers are kept in an account at the Norwela Council office in Shreveport. How this money is spent is up to the members of the Garland Pioneers. The funds in the Garland Pioneer account cannot be spent in any other way. An annual meeting is held every January to determine how the funds will be invested in the scouting program at the scout camp.

When you go today to Kinsey Scout Reservation/Garland Scout Camp you will readily see the effort of the Garland Pioneers through the investment of time, money, project input, and leadership for the camp facility and program we call home for the scouts and scouting families of Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America. There is a plaque on all the structures that the Garland Pioneers had a hand in. The Garland Pioneers have recently focused on the program material needs of the camp.

You can become a part of this movement to make Scouting better for our youth. All that is required is to purchase a voting share by way of annual dues and attend the annual meeting in January. If you are not a member, please consider it. The Garland Pioneers have come a long way improving the scouting experience since 2003. We want you to become part of the Garland Pioneers' mission at the scout camp.

For further information please contact James F. Wasner at (318) 458-0549 or Jim Babcock at (318) 471-0533, or email Jim Babcock at oacaddo@aol.com.

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