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2018 Council Wide Campout Patch Design Contest! Recently Added Content

Love Patches? Submit a design for the 2018 Council Wide Campout Design Contest. Read on for details and how to submit...

Scouts with special needs orientation Recently Added Content

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that every boy wants to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the troop. While there are, by necessity, troops exclusively composed of Scouts with disabilities, experience has shown that Scouting usually succeeds best when every boy is part of a patrol in a regular troop.

UPDATE: BSA Solar Eclipse Patch Order Extended Recently Added Content

The 2017 BSA Solar Eclipse Patch order deadline has been extended to Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Orders must be prepaid, in person, at the Musselman Scout Shop.

Register now for the Fall Wood Badge Course! Recently Added Content

This will lead you to more information about Wood Badge and help you to register. This link will direct you to the Fall Wood Badge registration page...

2017 Popcorn Warehouse Hours Announced Recently Added Content

The Popcorn Warehouse will be open Tuesdays in September and October, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., for units to pick up or return product. Please register to allow the Warehouse Volunteers time to prepare your order in advance.

Popcorn: 2017 Show and Sell Updates Recently Added Content

The following article provides an update regarding Show & Sell locations for the 2017 Popcorn Sale.

Room to Roam: Take That Hike! Recently Added Content

Camps are over and it is so Hot, but I remember some great hikes as a youth and with cooler weather a few months off I will be ready to hit the trail. The Flaming Arrows, my patrol back in Troop 66 in Oklahoma decided to earn the Hiking Merit Badge. Four of us completed the four, ten mile hikes together, and one of the highlights was

Successful Scouting Expo Night 2017 Recently Added Content

2017 Scouting Expo was a huge success! The Alamo Area Council would like to thank all those who attended and the vendors who participated. We look forward to next years expo!

DEC: 2017 Venturing Cup Challenge and Open House

All Crews and invited guests will compete in fun games of skill, adventure and team building for the Venturing Challenge Cup at the McGimsey. Invited participating guests are FREE and should be Venturing program age eligible. Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13(completed 8th grade) thru 20 yrs of age. Youth guests can register to join a crew at this event.

OCT: Cub Scout Law Enforcement Night with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring this free event to provide an opportunity for Cub Scouts to complete rank specific electives. The event is limited to 45 Cub Scouts per rank and will be held at the McGimsey Scout Park Sport Court Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

AUG: Solar Eclipse Viewing at McGimsey Scout Park

The McGimsey Scout park will be open for all Scouts and Units to view the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. The area around the lake will be open to all Scouts and Units.

NOV: Leave No Trace at McGimsey Scout Park

This is an Introduction to including Leave No Trace in your personal lives and in your scouting programs. This event is open to all registered scouts and scouting units.

Council Wide New Leader Training for All Leaders to be Trained!

Saturday, September 16th, the Council Training Committee comes together to offer all the training needed for new leaders. Read on for more information.....

SEPT: Battle for Texas Scout Night Helps Cub Scouts Earn the Texas Heritage Badge

All Scouts invited to Journey Back in Time during this immersive adventure at Battle for Texas Scout Night. Click here for more details...

Want to Earn the Swimming Merit Badge?

The Alamo Area Council Aquatics Committee is offering the Swimming Merit Badge, read on to learn more...

OCT: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SCOUTING!

This is an excellent opportunity for all Cub Scouts to participate in a great outdoor experience. Click here for more information....

Let's Do Some High Adventure at Powder Horn 2017!

What are you doing in September and October? Powder Horn is an opportunity you won't want to miss. Read on for more information....

SEPT/OCT: New Cub Scout Adventure Day 2017

Newly registered Cub Scouts 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...

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!

All Unit Recharters Moving to December

As the majority of other Council’s across Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have done to better serve youth, all Alamo Area Council unit recharters will move to the month of December. READ ON...

NOV: Troops: Serve as an Example - Web-O-Ree 2017

Troops are needed for the 2017 Web-O-Ree at McGimsey Scout Park. Boy Scouts will demonstrate Scouting skills and the Patrol Method to Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Save the dates on your Troop calendar: October 17-19, 2017.

SEPT-DEC: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs

The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering the new Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2017 year. We are offering 16 programs this year for Cubs and Boys 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!

NOV: Merit Badge University Fall 2017

Boy Scout Merit Badge University on November 4, 2017 at St. Phillips College. 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.

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!

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