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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas • Page 47

Freeport, Texas
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RECREATION SECTION CAMP HAS PROGRESSED MUCH OVER THE YEARS THI PACTS a. iw UP I HMO uvtK me rtARS tenMW? pome for 1,300 Scouts annually MS County would be amiss enouEh mtiv i.j!f 1. ine 330-ncre the San Bernard River, other assoHedhomerfmixllM rintt 10 minutes us SES32- not Include something put Camp Karankawa. Mix together several cop- theads'j a number of chlg- fs and red hues over 100 tanned enough of 25 cows busy alMay and you get a rough Idea of what a week at camp Karankawa is tike. Karankawa-that's the In.

name givsn the site owned and operated by the feay Area Council of Boy Scouts, it is located Just off Highway as. midway between West Columbia and Sweeny. The camp runs alone the banks TO 1964 105 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS Chances are some of you can remember when the Red Tea ICompany Wagon was a very familiar sight on city streets and roads when the lady of the bouse found she could depend on the quality being the best and the prices being I the lowest when she shopped the Red Wagon. TODAY YOU CAN BUY Just about in our mo Suptr and you dopond on got qualiry af m- ond of the San Bernard River. This natural-wilderness setting plays host to over 1,300 boys during the summer camping session.

Its fitting that the camp bears the name of the Karankawa in- dians because this was the tribe that roamed the countryside of Brazoria County, so histofry records. Purchased In 1950 by the Bay Area Council (compromised of Galveston and Brazoria Counties), each year thereafter has seen Improvements of the permanent structures with some new building. At present, the beautifully- wooded campsite boasts a dining hall, health lodge, trading post, rifle range, camp-ranger home, staff quarters, open- air training pavilion, Olympic- sized swimming pool, campfire arena, boat and canoe dock, boat house, and 10 separate camp sites. A Week at camp for each Boy Scout costs $12.50. This Includes their meals.

The food is not fancy but well balanced, nutritious meals are served In ample amounts. The meals are planned and prepared by the dietician from the Sweeny School District, The staff this year, who are on holiday from the school cafeteria, are Mrs. D. Flnley, Mrs. O.

V. Perry, and Mrs. George Kreel, 'Despite the abundance of snakes, there hasn't been a single case of snake bite ever recorded during the camping season. That's not so by the chlggers, though. Lucky Is the boy who comes home after a week at camp without a telltale redmark around his ankles and mid-section.

This, despite the fact, that the mother armed them to the teeth with sulphur tablets, oil of cltronella, 6-12 and PERRY WARNERS) Owner-Manager HOURS: I 9 a. m. 'til 6 p. m. 354 Highway 288 South Clute, Texas REELS GARCIA REELS MITCHELL SHAKESPEARE PENN FISHING RODS Garcia Shakespeare St.

Croix BASEBALL WILSON RAWLINGS REACH CAPS FOR GOLF FISHING HUNTING HUNTING BOOTS BYCHlPPEWA GOLFING SUPPLIES NORTHWESTERN WILSON SP AIDING SHOES BY BELLEVILLE GUNS BROWNING COLT WINCHESTER REMINGTON SCOPES WATER SKIS INTERSPORT-COACH i EXERCISING EQUIPMENT VlfILSON RCBS RELOAD EQUIPMENT BAUSCH-LOMB camp? goes; tothecampwllh well, besides Just having nob Wamn, fun, they wort hard on vancernenl. A typical sld ln camp will find about 100 boys dlr lor vanclng In rank and 200 merit nt scoul executive the badges earned, addition, Council, about 70 boys quality each Other ststtt members Include A couple of schoolteachers, Charles Swift, who Is the program director, mxl Russell Garcia, waterfront director, A special Matt member at camp tms ypnr Is Sasan Ashrat, a 23-year-old youth of dirty lamwr, tnunrwr vt more trail that will stand them In hood in our complex society. GROWING WITH PROGRESS Kelly Mobile B. SIIANK, HOUiftOOK, tut CITY J. KSLLY FRKRPQftT week for the Scout Mile-Swim Award.

A total of 15 merit badge sessions are offered each week to the campers. The camp pool also has a spotless safety record which Is built on such Boy Scout swimming procedures as the buddy system, check Inboard and adequate supervision. At the Karankawa pool a "WP JV BOATER FLOATER from Shara, Iran, who Is In the United States as an exchange summer Boy Scout. Each troop In a unit sets Brazoria boasts water sports, fishing spots The city of Brazoria, lo- carlton, owner of the cated Just 14 miles up High- i a ke, sells memberships tor way 36 from the Brazosport both hunting and fishing and area, Is a favorite spot for en allows members of Boy water sports and fishermen. an Girl Scout groups, Little And Brazoria offers many League baseball teams, etc.

other forms of recreation, In- to fish for perch, eluding one of the most modern Tn lake has been stocked golf courses InAmerlcanear- from state hatcheries by game warden. Every type of Both boat and water sport to be found In freshwater enthusiast from wide areas await the pleasure of the fish- along the Gulf Coast are at- ermen at Carlton Lake, traded to the Sportsman Span, The Riverside Country a half-million dollar steel and club, located just across the concrete bridge over the San Brazos River from downtown Bernard River just south of Brazoria, offers golfing, the Brazoria city limits. swimming, tennis courts and in addition to the modern other recreational outlets to boat launching ramp located Us members and there are Just beneath the bridge, there are picnic grounds and swimming Is enjoyed along the west banks of the river. Water skiing and skin diving are other favorite sports at Sportsman Span. Another favorite spot at Brazoria Is Lake Carlton the town's smallfry! which has just about everything to offer the fresh water fisherman.

The 105-acre lake has many acres of land ad- picturesque sites for camping and picnicking for both fishermen and hunters. 195 several from Brazoria, One of the top-notch Little League baseball programs Is also maintained in the City of Brazoria. And, the Co- lumbln-Brazorla School District keeps a summer recre- atlonel program operating for In Space Wft'r. SpVce 1 The Olympic Committee has selected the BATES BOATER FLOATER The sure-footed Bales Ooator Floater has been snlocttsd by (he U. S.

Olympic Committee to be worn by the S. Yachting Team at the XVIII Olympiad. Thesc line bo-iting shoes arc m.nlo with a non-skid dock sole specially designed to give firm trnctlon on wet or polished surfaces. Genuine glove leather uppers arc slli- cono treated, hand lasted for perfect fit, and w.ishnblc with any white.soap. The inntsrsole Is engineered to dry soft alter repeated wettings.

BOATER FLOATERS lire so actually float! You will enjoy the comfort and practicality of Bates Bonier Floaters for many happy boating seasons. Colors: oyster White; Glove 4 Saddle Tan FREEPORT'S LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE 207 I. "U-1522 TIN Hgl subdivision plaiitd for tk. HSHiRMAN id tht WHOU baNy. Pwk your bed it frort of your honso.

WHY PAY IOAT RENT? IUY FOR SAME MONEY. FISH fairily fra tin pool. "'V py Cost coaplototl (ottif os, witorfrort lot with 2 tovorod wot itoHi $6,500 COMPLETE FACILITIES CAFE, GAS, BAIT, TRAVELIFT Turn loft 01 lovoo off Swfrifc Hwy, 132 to TURTLE COVE MARINA IT 2, IOX 496 113-3155 fiaroiT.

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