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JAN - MAR: NRA Training Courses Offered Recently Added Content

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

Scouting Youth Share Their Leadership Voice About Family Scouting Recently Added Content

Eagle Scout and OA officer, Michael Chunat, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 650, and Venturing Associate advisor, Alle Wolfer, 21, from Crew 804 were interviewed this past Thursday about BSA's family scouting decision by Emmy award winning anchor, Deborah Knapp, and featured on the front page of SA Express News Monday edition in a story by education reporter Alia Malik, a former girl scout. READ ON...

DEC: Campmasters Needed! Recently Added Content

Have you met one of our Campmasters? Want to join the Campmaster Corp and help provide an amazing experience for Scouts and families at our properties? Read on for more details and to find out how to apply to be on the Campmaster Corps...

BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout Recently Added Content

Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. READ ON...

NEWS RELEASE - Alamo Area Council Welcomes New Chapter in History Recently Added Content

In response to the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously voting to approve girls into its iconic Cub Scout and Boy Scout program, the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council releases the following statement: (Resource links also found on page) READ ON...

Venturing Forum Party

The Venturing Officer Association invites all Ventures and family members in the Alamo Area Council to the VOA Christmas Party. Come celebrate with us this year's accomplishments and the magic of the holidays.

Scouts Sell Golden Corn to SA Mayor Nirenberg

The Alamo Area Council kicked off their annual Trail’s End Popcorn Fall fundraiser with standout Cub Scout salesmen Clayton Kerlick, Kaiden Dorsey, Jose George-Diaz, and Caleb Linn from Pack 51, who helped their unit reach 10th in the nation for sales of the golden corn. The Scouts knocked on the door to City Hall to sell the first popcorn bag to Mayor Nirenberg on August 31st. READ ON...WATCH VID

All Are Invited to Jamboree On The Air 2017 (JOTA)

The San Antonio Radio Club would like to invite all registered scouts out to participate in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)!

Alamo Area Council Hosts a Council Coordinated Meeting to Prepare for 2018

The Council Coordinated Meeting is an annual meeting to plan and prepare Key District Leadership for the following calendar year. Please read on for more details....

The Popcorn Warehouse has new, expanded hours

The 2017 Popcorn Warehouse has new expanded hours, beginning Wednesday, September 20.

Lion program for Kindergarten age boys - FAQ

The Lion program is a Boy Scouts of America program that is designed to introduce kindergarten-age boys and their families to the fun of Scouting. Here is an FAQ for your review. READ ON...

SEPT/NOV: Friends of McGimsey 2017

Friends of McGimsey provides Scouts with an opportunity at completing service projects for service hours. We are inviting the community supporters that would like to help us Beautify this wonderful piece of history for future generations to enjoy.

2017 BSA Membership Fee Increase

While delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program, the National Boy Scouts of America must remain vigilant in controlling costs. Although we have been successful in reducing our expenditures in many areas, it has become necessary to evaluate our annual membership fees. READ ON...

Hurricane Harvey Relief Ideas and Resources

In keeping with the Scout Oath's call to help other people at all times, we have compiled this list of ways those of us in Scouting can help with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey. READ ON...

OCT/NOV: Scouts with special needs orientation

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.

Popcorn: 2017 Show and Sell Updates

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

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.

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....

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.

OCT: Monster Mash SPOOK-O-REE 2017

Click here to find out more information about our annual family campout....

OCT: Here's a Chance for Boy Scouts and Venturer Scouts to Try Climbing!

One of the most exciting experiences you can have with your Boy Scout Troop is taking them to a "personal challenge of perseverance"

NOV: Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are invited to the Council Web-O-Ree!

This is the perfect opportunity to come out and see how a Boy Scout Troop works. Meet some troops from your area and participate in some fun scouting activities....

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...

DEC: Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Registration Open

Registration for Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Day is open now. Read on for event details and to register..

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!

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.

SEP-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 programs this Fall/Winter 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.

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