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Eagle Scholarship Deadlines Draw Near! Not too late yet! Recently Added Content

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) offers annual scholarships to members of its organization—to join is simple and inexpensive! (As long as you are an Eagle scout) All Eagle scouts have...READ ON

Interested in being a Den Chief? We've added another Den Chief Training Class! Recently Added Content

A den chief is a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer assisting a Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout den.

New Cub Scouts are Invited to Mays Family Scout Ranch for a Taste of Scouting Adventure Recently Added Content

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 for their first outdoor adventure with archery, BB guns, nature, crafts and games. READ ON...

SALSA Brings You a Wood Badge Alumni Reunion

Yes, we are planning a reunion for all Wood Badge Alumni through the San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni. This event is open to anyone who has ever attended a Wood Badge course, anywhere! Read on for more details.....

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...

All Are Invited to Jamboree On The Air 2018 (JOTA)

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

Cub Scout Shooting Sports 2018

Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Archery, BB Gun, and Slingshot Activity Badge and Pins during an hour and a half session atthe McGimsey Ranges. You will have lots of shooting time, learn about parts of a BB Gun, Archery Bow, Slingshot firing, create your own range targets, and learn about the history of famous Archers and Air Rifle Enthusiasts.

Service Hours at McGimsey Scout Park - Friends of McGimsey

Friends of McGimsey is a once a quarter event organized by the Ranger of McGimsey Scout Park to provide service to the camp and service hours to our community. Scouts require service hours to make rank and where better to put time in but at the camp that is home to many of our events and activities, needing some extra loving care to keep it running....

What Do You See in This Picture?

What do you see in this picture? Many people see different items, ideas, thoughts, and memories in the same image.

Scouts BSA Mission Reach River Race 2018

Join the Boy Scouts of America and San Antonio River Authority on Sat., November 10th from 7 am - 12 noon for a race down the San Antonio River. The Canoe and Kayak Challenge includes a Scouting competition encouraging outdoor adventure. The challenge is also open to the public, corporations, and celebrity teams with special pricing for the Scouting community. READ ON...

Mays Days Quarterly Service Events

A quarterly opportunity for all Alamo Area Council units to earn service hours and maintain the Mays Family Scout Ranch.

Pinewood Build Day at Mays

It's time to get your Pinewood Derby car ready for the races. Bring your Pinewood Derby car kit, an adult, and your creativity. Tools will be on hand to help craft your perfect race car.

Come stay with us at the Hotel Transylvania Spook O Ree

The Hotel Transylvania Spook O Ree is a fabulous, fun family camping trip with haunted hotels, games and more....

COPE Adventures

Not sure what COPE is but heard that it was pretty great? Come see for yourself what COPE could do for your troop, work team, sports team, church group, and you.

Fall/Winter: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs 2018/2019

The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2018/2019 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!

Troops Invited to Demonstrate Outdoor Skills for Webelos

Boy Scout Troops are invited to participate in the upcoming Webelos Trail to Eagle to be held November 30 to December 2. The Webelos Trail to Eagle is designed to connect Webelos with outdoor skills and the Troops they may join when they crossover.


Webelos Trail to Eagle 2019 is the premier event for seeing how a Scout Troop works and possibly even finding the perfect troop for your family to cross over into. Read on for more details....

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 surviving 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!....

Interested in trying out Climbing? Come to Open Climb

One of the most exciting experiences you can have with your Boy Scout Troop is taking them to a personal challenge of perseverance. Alamo Area Council offers an open climb at our tower at McGimsey Scout Park.

New Lions Adventure Day 2018

Every Lion Deserves a New Scout Adventure Day! This is it...

DEC: 2018 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.

FAQ About the future of LDS Scouting in the Alamo Area Council

On May 8th, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) announced that it would no longer charter Scout units after December 31, 2019. This has led to many questions about what Scouting will look like now and in 2020 in the Alamo Area Council, which LDS youth accounts for 10% of our membership (about 2100 Scouts). Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. READ ON...

Dove Hunts being offered at Mays Family Scout Ranch

Mays Family Scout Ranch is open for dove hunting in the central zone! Mark your calendars for the whole month of September!

New National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

Do you know who our new National Commissioner is?

Merit Badge University Fall 2018

Boy Scout Merit Badge University on November 3, 2018 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.


 : 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


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