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Chief Scout Executive Surbaugh Ensuring National Programming Recently Added Content

The Wall Street Journal just published an article saying the National Boy Scouts of America is considering filing bankruptcy. Our Chief Scout Executive, Michael Surbaugh, has sent an email to all employees and registered volunteers addressing the issue. This article just updated to include 'Messages to Use When Responding to Questions Regarding BSA Financial Future' As of 12/13/2018 READ ON...

New District Names Announced Recently Added Content

The Alamo Area Council is realigning our district boundaries in order to better serve our Scouting communities and we want your help in naming the new areas! The new district alignment will be based on school district boundaries and will take effect on January 2, 2019. The new plan calls for 6 geographic districts plus 3 special purpose ‘meta-districts'. Here are the names...READ ON

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training Recently Added Content

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has welcomed girls into Cub Scouts this year and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, 2019, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. READ ON...

Come join us at our 2018 Venturing Cup Challenge Recently Added Content

For more information and details please click here...this is also the registration link....

Give the Gift of Leadership for the Holidays - Spring Wood Badge Recently Added Content

Greetings from your Spring Wood Badge Course...Please join us...

Scout Day at Extreme Escape Recently Added Content

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and Extreme Escape have partnered to bring you a Scout Day opportunity like no other before! Come out on February 2nd and make it out of the Escape Room before the clock runs out! You have 1-hour to work as a team...READ ON

Nominate A Silver Beaver - Highest Honor for Volunteers

It is time to begin to think seriously about nominations for the class of 2018. Perhaps you are new to scouting and have never heard of the Silver Beaver Honor. It was established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. It is the highest honor that a local council can give. READ ON...

See if YOU Can Survive This Weekend at Bear Creek!

This year's Council Wide Campout is the Bear Creek Survival. We will be offering all sorts of activities focused on survival and learning or practicing lots of scout skills. We are amping up our Saturday evening show this year! Webelos are invited to attend on Saturday through Sunday and will camp in the Valley. You won't want to miss this one!....

Be Prepared. For Scouts BSA - Dos and Donts

Using the same curriculum as the current Boy Scouts program, the organization is also scheduled to launch Scouts BSA in February 2019, which will serve boy troops and girl troops, enabling all eligible youth to earn the Eagle Scout rank (Scouts BSA troops will be single gender – all girl or all boy). Here are some resource reminders to help us welcome in Scouts BSA! READ ON...

New District Committee Staff Assignments Announced

On January 2, 2019, the Alamo Area Council will be realigned into 6 new traditional Scouting Districts based on school district boundaries (plus three 'meta-districts' for specific programs). New District Staff Advisor assignments are as follows...READ ON...

Hunting Season Opens Soon at Bear Creek Scout Reservation

Rifle Hunting Season begins at Bear Creek Scout Reservation November 3, 2018. Read on for more information and pricing...

Council Realignment Announcement

The volunteer board of the Council recently approved a plan to realign the Council’s districts to more effectively carry out the Council’s mission to prepare every eligible youth in our 13-county service area to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. READ ON...

Scout Youth to Name Newly Realigned Districts

The Alamo Area Council is in the exciting position of realigning our district boundaries in order to better serve our Scouting communities and we want your help in naming the new areas! The new district alignment will be based on school district boundaries and will take effect on January 2, 2019. The new plan calls for 6 geographic districts plus 3 special purpose ‘meta-districts'...READ ON

Scout Youth Explore Careers at Merit Badge University

In continued partnership with St. Philip’s College, The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) offers the opportunity at Merit Badge University (MBU) for Scouts to explore a career while earning a badge on their path to reach the highest rank in Scouting – the Eagle Scout. READ ON...

John Echevarria Becomes Scout Executive of Western Massachusetts Council Recently Added Content

We are sad to have to let him go but pleased to announce the selection of John Echevarria as Scout Executive of the Western Massachusetts Council in Westfield, Massachusetts, effective January 1, 2019. READ ON...

 


 : 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.

If you would like to add additional information or entries, please contact adventure@alamoareabsa.org

 

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