Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch (BTSR)


Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Davis Mountains in West Texas, this 9,000-acre ranch is one of America’s premier High-Adventure council camps. The camp is nationally recognized and fully accredited by the Boy Scouts of America. In operation since 1947, this beautiful ranch has met the needs of Scouts, Scouters, and their families for 60 years. BTSR is located in the middle of Little Aguja Canyon of the Davis Mountains. (The camp is accessed off of Ranch Road 1832, just in between Fort Davis and Balmorhea, TX.) During the course of our 9 week camp, we serve over 4,025 youth and adult campers. There is a wide variety of traditional Scouting programs as well as some premier high adventure activities not found at many other camps. To operate this camp, we hire a camp staff of 75 young men and women from all over the U.S. and we even recruit international staff members as well! Serving on a summer camp staff can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience, especially at BTSR. Opportunities for making new friends, helping youth develop and learn new skills, have fun, earn a salary, work on advancement, develop leadership skills, and enjoying the great outdoors are all a part of being a part of the best camp staff in Texas!


Here is a sampling of what some of the leaders and Scouts that have attended BTSR in the past have said about our wonderful staff:

  • “I have been to other Scout camps in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arkansas. Bottom line is that it is the staff that makes a difference in terms of success of a camp. You undoubtedly have the best staff I have ever seen at a Scout camp. They were enthusiastic, engaged, and genuinely seemed to care about the Scouts in attendance. Congratulations on a fine camp and a great staff. We are already planning to return…”
  • “Excellent Customer Service” – Troop 514, LaPorte
  • “Camping and astronomy instructors were excellent.” - Troop 531, McKinney
  • “(We liked) the staff and their ability to adapt” – Troop 1288, Katy
  • “Fantastic help from staff. Great personal commitment!” – Troop 801, Rosenberg
  • “The staff was fun and friendly.” – Troop 41, Alpine, TX
  • “(Staff) made the cavalcade a memorable experience. They know their stuff!” – T- 202, Houston
  • “Staff was great!” – Troop 84, Midland
  • “Staff was very friendly & did a great job of teaching MBs.” – Troop 700, Southlake

Learn just about everything there is to know about BTSR by visiting the sections below:

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