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JUN: Interested in being a Den Chief? Recently Added Content

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

The Times They Are A-Changin’: LDS, Scout Me In, and Scouts, BSA

I’m not sure this information is for you, but by now you have likely heard something about three recent changes within the Boy Scouts of America: LDS, Scout Me In, and Scouts, BSA. To learn more, READ ON...

Scouting for Food 2018 Success

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council does numerous projects to give back to the San Antonio community, one being “Scouting for Food”. READ ON...

STEM Field Day at Mays for Highland Park Elementary

On Monday, April 16, 2018, our Council's Director of Scouting Operations, Sean Magnuson, our Chief Storyteller, Angel Zuniga Martinez, and myself loaded up our cameras and headed out to the Southside of San Antonio off Hwy 16 to the Mays Family Scout Ranch to capture the story of a school's field day! READ ON...

BSA Launches Historic 'Scout Me In' Campaign Plus Unveils Older Boys and Girls Program Name

BSA is proud to introduce Scout Me In, the new campaign that invites all kids and families in America to be part of the life-changing experience that is Scouting. Scout Me In celebrates the BSA’s historic decision to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting. The name for both the Boy Scouting and Older Girl program is also unveiled. READ ON...

Scouting's Barriers to Abuse

BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. The State of Texas has approved the new Youth Protection Training to be delivered both ONLINE or In Person. Both method of the new course can be used to register, recharter, or attend long term camps. READ ON...

Alamo Area Council Places a High Value on Providing High Quality Adventure Camps

Have you noticed that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by? Spring is well underway and summer is nearly here, and along with it, some of the highest points of a Scout’s adventures.

JULY - 2018 Harlem Globetrotters Scout Night

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will be playing at the ATT Center on Saturday, 7/14. All Scout families can take advantage of an exclusive Scout discount. READ ON...

AUG: VOA Recognition Banquet

The Venturing Officer Association of the Alamo Area Council is recognizing youth an adult leaders with the Venturing Leadership Award. Ventures and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law can earn this award. Please place your nominations before May 31st at

Room to Roam: Up, Down and All Around

What is up and down you might ask? Vertically a canyon wall, C.O.P.E. courses, climbing towers, and a climbing wall. How about all around? Bear Creek Scout Reservation and McGimsey Scout Park in which everyone needs to climb or go down one of those walls at least once! It is fun, challenging, and very safe....READ ON

On My Honor, To Be Prepared: Koal Schaub

The Alamo Area Council is proud to announce the awarding of a National Certificate of Merit to Koal Schaub for his actions in helping an individual in need.

McGimsey Climbing Tower Repaired To Support Future Adventures

Scout youth and Scouters came out on a beautiful Saturday, April 14, 2018, to repair the McGimsey Climbing Tower with Climbing Committee Chair, Lynn Johnson, in support! READ ON...

JUL: Evening with Lion Scouts 2018

Welcome all newly registered Lion Scouts for the 2018/2019 program year. We have just the event designed for you and your parent partner over the summer. Read on for more details and then register right away!!!!

Philmont 2019 Contingent Registration now open!!

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 2019!

Please collect these items for Cub Scout Day Camp Programs

This article includes a list of items we need collected to be able to run specific programs this year at Cub Scout Day Camp. Read on for more details.....

JUL: Day Camp for Tiger Scouts

Calling all new Tiger Cubs! Tiger Cubs are new Scouts who will be entering the First Grade in the Fall of 2018. We have a special Day Camp just for you and a parent at the McGimsey Scout Park. Join us for two days of outdoor Cub Scout fun: swimming, hiking, visits to the BB and Archery ranges, games and crafts. You and your parents will also learn more about being a Cub Scout.

Alamo Area Council Offering Camperships to Scouts in Need to Attend Summer Camp!

It is time to make your Summer Camp plans! Don't let financial barriers stop your scout from attending camp. Click to read more...

JUN: 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...

MAY: Flags at Fort Sam Honors Our Fallen Soldiers

Come out to participate in this annual patriotic event honoring our American heroes. Scouts and other youth, military, and community service organizations will join together in placing flags throughout the cemetery. For more information, please visit

JUN: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2018

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you the same great Scout Night with a few changes for 2018! So pack your tents and head out to Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium on Saturday, June 23rd to watch the San Antonio Missions take down the Midland Rockhounds!

MAY-OCT: Friends of McGimsey 2018

A quarterly opportunity for all Alamo Area Council units to earn service hours and maintain their scout park at McGimsey.

JUN: 2018 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: Cub Scout Day Camps 2018

Come out to our exciting day camps this year, and experience a week of adventure. Build the future, and explore the fascinating world of STEM. These week-long camps occur throughout the summer, and are open to cub scouts of all ages.

JUL: Cub Scout Resident Camp

Wolves and Bears, along with a parent, are invited to attend the annual Cub Scout Resident Camp at the Mays Family Scout Ranch.

JUL: Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018

Click here for more details on Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018...

AUG-SEPT: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs 2018

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


NEW! : 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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