President of Midland Energy Presents $50,000 to Buffalo Trail Council
S. Javaid Anwar, Midland Energy Inc. president, presented Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America with a check for $50,000 Monday afternoon. Charles House, Council President and David Chapman, Scout Executive and CEO were on-hand to receive the donation.
The funds will go toward the purchase of a bulldozer to be used at Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch for the purpose of maintaining roads and creating new program areas. Up to this point, the Scouts have had to rely on high-cost rental equipment which must be transported to and from the camp on an as-needed basis.
Mr. Anwar is well-known for his generosity and is a highly respected businessman in the Permian Basin. He enjoys giving back to organizations which help keep our community, and particularly our youth, on the path to success.
“Having our own bulldozer will allow us to not only respond more quickly to needs for maintenance of our roads, it will allow us to move ahead more quickly with projects we’ve been planning for some time,” said Chapman.
“Maintaining roads into the backcountry of camp is non-optional. They must be clear and passable to deliver needed supplies and to respond to possible emergencies. We greatly appreciate Mr. Anwar’s ongoing support and concern for Scouting in West Texas!”
“Having a piece of equipment like this will give us a bit of a jump start as we gear up for a capital campaign that will include a new dining and administration facility, a First Year Camper Pavilion, an exciting ecology/conservation/sustainability center, and other infrastructure repairs and improvements. We’ll need more generous donors like Mr. Anwar to reach our goal of improving one of the greatest Scout camps in America in the near future.”
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch is host to approximately 4,000 campers during the summer season alone. Its 9,000+ acres feature some of the most beautiful terrain and richest wildlife in the Davis Mountains.