I suppose I should not be surprised. Whatever reason the Scouts may give for the decision, the bottom line is that - located in a rapidly expanding area between Conroe and the Woodlands - the land has simply become too valuable.
The move is not unprecedented. Camp Hudson, where I learned to swim, was a Boy Scout camp on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. When it became surrounded by the high-end homes of the Memorial Area, the Scouts sold the 125 acres.
That sale brought the Sam Houston Area Council over eight million dollars in 1973. I can only imagine what 2,200 acres of prime real estate might sell for today.