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  • Scout Service Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observation of Memorial Day. Offices will re-open for normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.  

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Troop 10 Celebrates 100th Birthday Recently Added Content

Troop 10 celebrates 100th birthday on Sunday, May 1, 2016...

Popcorn Sneak Peek and Date Night 2016 Recently Added Content

Come check out what's in store for the 2016 Popcorn Sale, have some dinner on us, and then watch The Jungle Book movie all for FREE.

Exploring Youth Prepared for Careers in Fire thru Competition Recently Added Content

Fire and Emergency Services Exploring Competition on Saturday April 2nd in Helotes was a Blast! Over 47 of the finest Explorers in the area were tested in: Bunker Gear Drills, Obstacle Courses, Three-Person Race, Four-Person Race, and the Bucket Brigade. Family and community supporters witnessed Exploring youth battle for Best Overall Individual and Best Team trophies. READ ON...WATCH THE VIDEO!

Scout Strong Patriot Run 2016 to be held Flag Day Weekend Recently Added Content

Natural Terrain 5k Honoring Our Armed Forces to Support Scouting will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at McGimsey Scout Park.

Eagle Scout Recognized on News 4 San Antonio

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, News 4 San Antonio featured Eagle Scout Hunter Beaton, 15, after he was recognized for his Eagle Project where he raised $10,000 for a Boerne non-profit that helps foster families.

Flags at Fort Sam Honors Our Fallen Heroes May 27, 2016

Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Young Marines, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life, Veterans, Soldiers, Corporate and Community Volunteers, other Military and Youth Service Organizations, and their Families Honor Fallen Heroes by placing American Flags at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Website Restructure 2016

Over the next few weeks you will begin to see a reconstruction of the Council website. In the effort to organize and simplify, a focus group made up of your District and Committee webmasters was conducted.

April FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions the Alamo Area Council has received for the month of April

Another way to support your Scouts in the Scouting Program

It is the time of year that boys move from being Webelos to becoming Boy Scouts. These youth are very rapidly becoming young men. It is also the time when adult scouters move with their sons into a troop from their pack.

"How Are We Doing?" Customer Service Survey - Spring 2016

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council Marketing and Communications team has launched the Spring 2016 “How Are We Doing?” Customer Service Survey. We highly encourage all of our members, volunteers, parents, and donors to take a few minutes to complete the survey.

JUL-AUG: Are You Interested in VenturingFest 2016?

VenturingFest 2016, the first national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a new Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way this summer from July 31 to August 5.

Second Chance for your Cub Scout to Earn the Texas Badge!

We are offering a second iteration of the Texas Badge Workshop on May 21st.

JUN - All Families are Invited to the Great American Campout (GAC)

National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. The Alamo Area Council is hosting a Public Event in support of the Great American Campout.

MAY - Merit Badge University Spring 2016

Boy Scout Merit Badge University on May 7, 2016. A one day event hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, for Boy Scouts in the 6th-12th Grade or ages 11-17 to earn up to four merit badges to help with their path to earn their Eagle Scout rank and serve our community.

JUL - Bear Creek Summer Camp is Open to Venturers Session 4 and 5

All venture crews are invited to come to Bear Creek Summer Camp Session 4 and 5....

Alamo Area Council Offering Camperships to Scouts In Need to Attend Summer Camp!

Please follow the links below to submit a campership application or an endorsement for a Scout who has applied for a campership.

JUL - Tiger Cub Day Camp 2016

Tiger Cub Day Camp - July 9 10, 2016 Tiger Cub Day Camp is for all Tiger Cubs (going into the 1st grade in fall) and their adult partner to come and enjoy two days of camp designed for Tigers!

JUN - NYLT 2016 Summer Course - Lead the Way!

Register now for NYLT 2016 (Summer)!

MAY/JUL - San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2016

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you two opportunities for outdoor adventures with Missions baseball in 2016. Watch a great game then campout afterwards on one or both dates at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium: Saturday, May 14th or July 23rd. Read on...

JUL - Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2016

Camp Akela is now Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp! Read on for details...

MAY-DEC: 2016 Mays Merit Badge Programs

In 2016 the Mays Family Scout Ranch (MFSR) will be offering 8 Merit Badges. The MFSR will complete certain requirements for all merit badges, but not all elective requirements that show within the booklets. Please review details on the calendar of which requirements will be held prior to the event.

APR-DEC: 2016 Mays Cub Scout Adventure Programs

In 2016 the Mays Family Scout Ranch (MFSR) will be offering 8 Cub Scout Adventure programs to serve Tigers to Webelos. The MFSR will complete certain requirements for all Cub Scout ranks, but not all elective requirements that show within the new Cub Scout handbooks. Please review details on the calendar of which requirements will be held prior to the event.

MAY - Cub Scouts Examine, Explore and Explain at Bear Creek

Cub Discovery Camp 2016 is open to all Cub Scouts who want to break secret codes, study ballistics, forensics and field agent training. The theme of this camping event is: CSI (Cub Scout Investigation). Read on for more details...

MAY-JUL: Swim Checks and Swim Lessons offered by Alamo Area Council

Alamo Area Council is offering Swim Lessons at McGimsey Scout Park Pool this summer. In addition, if the Scout Camp you are attending requires a swim check in order to attend, we offer many opportunities to complete your swim check prior to going to camp...

JUN-JUL: Alamo Area Council invites all Cub Scouts to Attend Our Day Camp!

Read on for more information about the Cub Scout Day Camps offered by Alamo Area Council....

JUL - Join us for the First Ever Alamo Area Council Cub Scout Resident Camp!

Read on to see if you can SURVIVE a two night/three day Cub Scout Resident Camp with Alamo Area Council....

JUN - The 2017 Council Contingent to Philmont Registration Opens January 1, 2016

Don't miss your opportunity to go to Philmont in 2017! Follow this link to register...

APR/SEPT - Backpacking the Back Country at Bear Creek Scout Reservation!

This is the one time you get to see parts of Bear Creek Scout Reservation that you don't see during summer camp!

JUN/JUL - Check out the New Plans for Bear Creek Summer Camp 2016!

Still deciding on Summer Camp? Click here to find out what Bear Creek will have in 2016!

APR-AUG: NRA Certifications Offered for Adult Scouters in 2016 - UPDATED!!!!

Our shooting sports committee has put together a smorgasbord of training available for adult scouters. Please read on for all the opportunities...

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