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APR: Scouting for Food 2018 Recently Added Content

Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. READ ON...

FEB-OCT: Friends of McGimsey 2018 Recently Added Content

A quarterly opportunity for all Alamo Area Council units to earn service hours and maintain their scout park at McGimsey.

MAR: All Troops, Crews and WEBELOS are invited to the Council Wide Campout....

All Troops, Crews and WEBELOS are invited to the Council Wide Campout, "Deep in the Heart of Bear Creek Country". March 2-4, 2018 at Bear Creek Scout Reservation.

APR: Scouts Support 2018 Battle of Flowers Parade

Every April, downtown San Antonio becomes the site of a citywide celebration – the Battle of Flowers® Parade. Since 1891, the women volunteer members of the Battle of Flowers® Association have produced a parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the battle of San Jacinto.

Merit Badge Helps Scout Save a Life

Jason Robert Balmos earned his Eagle Scout rank on December 05, 1999 in the Alamo Area Council, Troop 285, chartered by Coker United Methodist Church. One merit badge that he earned was, of course, First Aid. This badge was then, and still is now, taught by Assistant Scout Master, Zack Taylor. Dr. Taylor includes a very thorough CPR class in this Merit Badge...READ ON

Scout Night with the San Antonio Spurs!

San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM Order Deadline is January 14, 2018 so get your order in TODAY! Special Package offer for Scouts and their families!

Applications For 2018 Day Camp Staff Are Open!

Apply here for an opportunity to be on staff at Alamo Area Council day camps! Staff members experience all the fun and excitement of being summer camp councilors, and still get to spend the night in their own beds.

JUN: 2018 Swim Checks and Lessons

The swim classification of individuals participating in water activities is a key element of the BSA’s Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. Swim classification tests (swim checks) should be renewed annually at the beginning of the outdoor season and are required for any Scout attending Boy Scout Camp. The Alamo Area Council offers swim lessons to Scouts (ages 6+) as well as swim checks.

MAR-OCT: Become a Climbing Instructor and take your unit Climbing

The Alamo Area Council offers two opportunities a year for unit leaders to become Climbing Instructors. With this training you may assist at any Council Climbing activities or take your unit Climbing. Register now to become trained...

JUN-JUL: Cub Scout Day Camps 2018

Come out to our exciting day camps this year, and experience a week of adventure. Build the future, and explore the fascinating world of STEM. These week-long camps occur throughout the summer, and are open to cub scouts of all ages.

FEB-MAY: Check Out These Cub Scout Events For 2018

2018 is an exciting year for all cub scouts. Check out these fun adventures to make the most out of your year!

FEB-MAR: Cub Scout Adventure Days 2018

Cub Scouts and their families can come to either McGimsey Scout Park in North Central SA or the Mays Family Scout Ranch in South San Antonio from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for their first outdoor adventure with archery, BB guns, nature, crafts and games. READ ON...

My Boy Scout of America Experience by Exploring Executive, Misty Green

My name is Misty Green I am a recent graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Criminal Justice. I have worked professionally as the Exploring Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council for nine months now...READ ON

JUL: Venturing Fest 2018

VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6!

FEB: Report to State 2018 for the Alamo Area Council

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, a delegation of Scouts and leaders from the Alamo Area Council will attend the event called "Report to State" held annually at the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. REGISTER Today for the limited slots to attend...

FEB: Scout Day at the Stock Show and Rodeo

Join us at one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio... the Stock Show and Rodeo!

JAN-MAR: NRA Training Courses Offered

NRA training and certification is available for adult scouters. Please read on for all the opportunities in the Spring...

MAR: Come on Out to the Second Council Wide Campout!

Our first Council Wide Campout was amazing! Why not do it again? Read on for details of the upcoming, 2018 Council Wide Campout....

JUL: Cub Scout Resident Camp

Wolves and Bears, along with a parent, are invited to attend the annual Cub Scout Resident Camp at the Mays Family Scout Ranch.

JUN: This is your year to take a Trek at Philmont!

It's your year, you've been waiting for this your entire scouting career...sign up now to go on your Trek to Philmont in 2018!

JAN-SEPT: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs 2018

The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering the new Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2018 year. We are offering programs this fall, winter, and spring for Cub and Boy Scouts to come out and participate in. Please review details on the calendar and sign up before it fills up. Please register online and come enjoy your time with us out at the Mays!

FEB: College of Commissioner Science 2018

College of Commissioner Science is on Saturday, February 24 from 8am to 4pm.


NEW! : Camping Guide (Last Modified: November 30, 2017)

Includes information, links, and maps to nearby BSA Camps/Parks/Ranches & State Parks around Texas. This is the first edition of this electronic-only resource for Boy Scout Troops, Packs, and Crews to utilize. Each location has a unique experience and many include long-term camping opportunities around Texas.

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