Sunday, September 19, 2021

Scouts work on historic trail in East Texas

Boy Scout Troop 265 of Flower Mound earned the Historic Trails Award by providing service along the El Camino Real de los Tejas trail at Mission Tejas State Park in East Texas.

On March 19th, 35 scouts and adult leaders hiked the trail and removed all the small trees and branches, making the trail passable. 

Troop 265 was the first Scout Troop to perform conservation service along this trail.

The El Camino Real de los Tejas was designated a National Historic Trail in 2004 and is one of the state’s newest trails.

Steve Gonzales, Executive Director of the El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Association, organized and worked with the scouts on the trail. 

Gonzales told the scouts about the history of the trail and showed them the swales made by the wagons that traveled the trail.  The troop learned that the trail played an important part in bringing the Spanish from Mexico to East Texas.

The Scouts had a good time learning about this historic trail and doing service along the trail.

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