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Webelos Can Ride the New Water Slide at Bear Creek Recently Added Content

Webelos Scouts attending Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp will have the opportunity to ride the new Water Slide at the Bear Creek Scout Reservation.

Room to Roam - William D. Boyce to attend Day Camp at the Mays Family Scout Park Recently Added Content

William D. Boyce, founder of the BSA, will make an appearance at the Day Camp being held at Mays Family Scout Ranch. The camp will be held July 17-21. Registration is open so your members will not want to miss it!

Reserve Your WaterSlide Adventure at Bear Creek Summer Camp 2017 Recently Added Content

Since 1964, Bear Creek Scout Reservation has been the premier camp of the Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. NOW FEATURING WATERSLIDES! Registration is still open for SESSIONS 4 AND 5. WATCH THE VIDEO

Council Staff Updates - June 2017

Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference . . . work that calls one to continual learning and challenge.

Sat. Aug, 5 - Ford River Race 2017

Join the Boy Scouts of America and Paseo del Rio Association on Sat., August 5th from 7-11am for a race down the San Antonio River. The Ford 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...

Thank you Al (affectionately known as Big Al) for all that you have done

“May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us until we meet again, and may our footsteps lead unto Him.” Thank you Al (affectionately known as Big Al) for all that you have done for the Scouts in our community.

USS Lexington Scout Night 2017

All Scouts invited to the USS Lexington Scout Night 2017 in August 12-13th in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Fitness Success Found at Scout Strong Patriot Run

Valero Sponsored the 2017 Natural Terrain 5k Race at the McGimsey Scout Park on May 20th. WATCH THE COOL AERIAL VIDEO FOOTAGE OF RACE AND READ ON...

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

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...

Richard Coffin as New Advancement Chairman

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...

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.

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 dates at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium: Saturdays, June 10, 2017. No Camping on 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-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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