Texas Brigades

Washington County Wildlife Society has been a great supporter of Texas Brigades by providing scholarships for local cadets to attend camps. These local cadets are utilized as leaders in natural resources education in Washington County when they return home from camp.

Currently, cadets are providing educational support to local youth and adult audiences through field day events, school curriculum enrichment programs, and presentations to local organizations. Each year Texas Brigades seeks young cadets to participate in their summer camp program. The camps stress leadership development and conservation of our natural resources.

They also teach life skills like critical thinking and team-building through fun and interesting activities that focus on a particular game species at each camp. Each camp usually has 30 youth ages 13 through 17. The camps are ideal for young people seeking a wildlife sciences career offering an excellent start to a career in wildlife management.

The camps provide aspiring conservationists with a taste of their chosen profession, and introduce them to a network of professionals who serve as valuable contacts for them in the future.

The camps are co-sponsored by the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Quail Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Texas Deer Association, local soil and water conservation districts, private businesses, and landowners.

Tuition is $300 per cadet per camp. Applications are due by April 1each year. Applications and more information are available at www.texasbrigades.org. Click here to see letters from recent Texas Brigades attendees.

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