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Many have heard that 3/4 of ‘Scouting’ is ‘outing’ Recently Added Content

In Scouting we shoot BB guns rifles and shotguns, we learn how to handle a pocket knife, and we learn how to make a proper campfire. I would tell these boys that if they joined Scouting...

Room to Roam "When did they do this?" Recently Added Content

“When did they do this” was my thought recently as I was driving on the road in the campsite area at McGimsey Scout Park. The twelve years prior my drives were always on a bumpy “outback” road.”

Richard Coffin as New Advancement Chairman Recently Added Content

Richard Coffin will be serving as the new Advancement Chairman for the Alamo Area Council. Richard will be working with all of the District Advancement Chairman helping to ensure there are opportunities for all youth to advance in rank and...

Corey Haines 2017 Dean's Honored Graduate Neuroscience Recently Added Content

Corey Haines is a Dean’s Honored Graduate in Neuroscience. He is graduating with a B.S.A. in Neuroscience with a Business Foundations Certificate and an Applied Statistical Modeling Certificate...READ ON

Eagle Scout as State Board of Education Student Hero Recently Added Content

Boerne, Texas, Eagle Scout Hunter Beaton was announced as State Board of Education - Student Hero for 2017! From 150 nominations Hunter was...READ ON

2016 Eagle Scout Recognition BBQ

The San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni, specifically the National Eagle Scout Association would like to hold it’s first annual Eagle Recognition event for the Eagle Class of 2016—the event date is June 17th at..

Scout Masters: Help Your Scouts Earn Service Hours

Boys Scouts have the opportunity to earn service hours and leadership experience by volunteering as Counselor-in-Training Pack Guides during Cub Scout Day Camps at the McGimsey Scout Park.

JUN-JUL: Cub Scout Day Camp Advancement

Cub Scouts attending this summer's Knight's Quest Day Camps will earn portions of their rank advancement.

Scouting for Food- Success

In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 8th, hundreds of Boy Scouts across Alamo Area Council went out into their neighborhoods to drop off grocery bags. They returned a week later in hopes of finding them on their neighbor’s porches filled to the brim with food.

JUN: Second Training Offered for Campmasters, Sign Up Now!

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...

Friends of McGimsey Gather to Beautify the Park

Friends of McGimsey Scout Park are invited to join Park Ranger, Chris Silvey, for an evening of beautification, fellowship and food.

Kevin Chappell as 2017 Valero Texas Open Champion

Help us congratulate Kevin Chappell on his 1st win as the 2017 Valero Texas Open champion. It’s a clear sunny Sunday, April 23...READ ON

Southwest Airlines Tickets for Time Program

Southwest Airlines is a major U.S. airlines and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The airline has been a low-cost airline since 1967 and started as a way...READ ON.

JUL: Alamo Area Council-Bug Hunters- Cub Scout Resident Camp

Wolves and Bears, along with a parent, are invited to attend the Second Annual Cub Scout Resident Camp at the Mays Family Scout Ranch. Two sessions will be led by the staff from Bear Creek Boy Scout Summer Camp.

JUN - JUL: Knight's Quest Day Camp Early Bird Pricing Ends April 30

Early Bird pricing for all Knight's Quest Cub Scout Day Camps ends April 30, 2017.

Scoutmaster/ASM Leader Specific Training Now ONLINE!

The Scoutmaster/ASM Leader Specific Training required to be considered a "trained leader" is now offered online. Read on for more details....

UGRA 14th Annual River Clean Up

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority has scheduled the 14th annual River Clean Up for Saturday, July 22, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM. The headquarters for the River Clean Up will be at Flat Rock Park in Kerrville and volunteers will....READ ON

JUN-JUL: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2017

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you two opportunities for outdoor adventures with Missions baseball in 2016. Watch a great game, then campout afterwards on one or both dates at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium: Saturdays, June 10, 2017 or July 8, 2017. Read on...

JUL - Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017

Click here for more details on Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017...

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...

JUN: All Families are Invited to the Great American Campout (GAC)

National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. The Alamo Area Council is hosting a Public Event in support of the Great American Campout.

JUN-JUL: Boy Scout Counselor-In-Training Opportunities

Boy Scouts are needed to fill 50-70 Counselor-In-Training positions during Cub Scout Day Camps at the McGimsey Scout Park.

Camperships Available for 2017 Summer Camps

The Alamo Area Council provides Camperships, up to 50% of the Early Bird Registration Fees, for Scouts in need who wish to attend summer camp. Confidential Campership requests may be submitted on line.

MAY-JUL: 2017 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.

JUN-JUL: Parents: What is your Cub Scout doing this Summer?

Do you want to focus some of your Cub Scout's energy towards positive activities? Do you want him to be outdoors and come home dirty and tired? Would you like him to have fun while making friends and developing quality character traits? If you answered "Yes!" to any, or all, of these questions then your Cub Scout needs to attend Day Camp 2017!

McGimsey Day Camp 2017 Staff Applications Now Being Accepted

The Alamo Area Council Outdoor Adventure Center is now accepting Cub Scout Day Camp Staff applications for the McGimsey Scout Park. The McGimsey Day Camps will feature a new staff structure in 2017. Boy Scouts and Adults are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline is January 15, 2017.

MAY-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!

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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