OATH Texas Pineywoods Chapter
Welcome to the OATH Texas Pineywoods page ! As you probably guessed, OATH Texas was our first state chapter to begin operations with OATH’s inception back in January of 2014, and OATH Texas Pineywoods was our first local chapter within OATH Texas. She has been continuously growing and expanding, and we are incredibly proud of the hard work put forth by our amazing OATH Texas Pineywoods team. OATH Texas Pineywoods will always be considered the parent local chapter of OATH, and we are absolutely excited about what is yet to come for this amazing chapter. If you or your friends and family would like to directly donate funds to support the OATH Texas Pineywoods Chapter, you may do so safely and securely using the PayPal button below. Once you donate via this link, you’ll receive an auto receipt with the OATH EIN that you will be able to use for your tax purposes. This PayPal button has an embedded code that will earmark the money received via its use specifically for the OATH Texas Pineywoods Chapter, so you can rest assured that your donation to OATH Texas Pineywoods will go to OATH Texas Pineywoods !
If you are uncomfortable donating via the online option, you can mail a check (made payable to OATH) to the address of
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
In the memo section of the check, please write “OATH Texas Pinewyoods Chapter” so that we can earmark it appropriately. Once your check is received, a charitable donation receipt will be mailed to the address shown on your check for your tax records.
Scotty Hallman heads up our OATH Texas Pineywoods Chapter, and we are honored to have his support and his outdoors expertise on our OATH team. In August of 2002, Scotty joined the army and went to Fort Benning, GA for Basic Training and AIT. From there, he went to Fort Lewis, WA and served for a little over three years with one deployment. While at Fort Lewis, he was fortunate to go through Air Assault School and Sniper School. Scotty deployed October 2004 to FOB Marez (Mosul, Iraq) and came back home in October 2005. He was in Recon/Sniper HHC 1/24 IN BDE 25 IN DIV on Dead Pool 1 as the shooter for one of the two battalion teams. Scotty left the military on December 31, 2005 and went through the fire academy where he graduated top of his class from Lamar Institute of Technology while having a family with two little ones at home. He decided not to become a fire fighter and instead went into safety in the oil and gas industry. In 2008, Scotty remembered what his Colonel had told him about becoming a waste of knowledge if he did not share it, so he joined the Reserves. He deployed to Fort Hood, TX for two years as an Observer Controller Trainer where he trained National Guard, Reserves and joint service operations until he returned home in 2010. He then went back to work in the safety area in the oil and gas industry, and now works at Industrial Rescue Instruction Systems, Inc. since 2011. OATH is so very appreciative of Scotty for his willingness to sacrifice his personal time in order to support our efforts here at OATH. If you are an Outfitter/Guide, local business owner or general member of society that loves and cares for our veterans and would like to discuss hosting or supporting an OATH event in the OATH Texas Pineywoods Chapter, please contact Scotty Hallman at your convenience.