Worth Ranch History
For over 80 years Scouts and Scouters have come to Worth Ranch Scout Camp. The history of the camp and the adjacent area is rich with lore and mystery. This page is still being developed but check back as we continue to add and build.
The following audio recording is about 30 minutes long. In 1969, Ken Majka recorded an "interview" with CPT Kidd, then 77 years old. The first half of the cassette taped interview erased itself over the decades and this is the last half. The transfer to digital took out a lot of background noise, but there is still some, so if you want to listen to the recording, it is suggested you do so with no other sounds in the room. The renditions on Zeke and George are relatively clear, it should be noted though that Snakey Harter sold snake venom to Northwestern University, not the snakes themselves. We hope you enjoy it. Captain Kidd Interview
History and Tradition
The camp is full of history and traditions. Many of our buildings were built with rock brought in by horse drawn wagons and our log cabin is still a big part of the the Summer Camp program.
Buildings & Campsites
Ole Man Campsite
Influential Worth Ranchers
Frank I. Kidd “Captain Kidd”