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McGimsey Climbing Tower Repaired To Support Future Adventures Recently Added Content

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...

2018 Popcorn Sale Sneak Peek Recently Added Content

The 2018 Popcorn Sale Sneak Peek & Date Night is a FREE event open to key unit leaders and an adult guest. The evening will include information about the 2018 Popcorn Sale, dinner, and a classic movie.

Sharing Your Scouting Experience

Scouting is all around us and it impacts us in so many ways: developing our youth into leaders, creating a sense of service to others and reminding us that it is ok to do the right thing. Scouting is a way of life that some of us...READ ON

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!

SALSA News, Events and Updates - March 2018

I want to thank all the folks who came out for our St Patrick’s Day SALSA Service Project at the Scout Center. We gathered at 0830 and set about the task of improving the appearance of the grounds around the center. We had a fine SALSA mix of...READ ON

Project Aguila Annual Pinewood Derby

Saturday, March 25th was a fun and exciting day for boys and families of Project Aguila as they participated in their annual PINEWOOD DERBY RACE. The event was held at the Scout Reach Center on South Zarzamora in San Antonio.

Family Scouting Opens to All in 2019

As part of the ongoing process delivering the program for older girls that will be introduced next year, we will be providing you with key updates and resources over the next few months as we receive them to ensure that you are aware of key decisions that are made.

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.....

New Youth Protection Training Launched Online

There is a new Youth Protection Training online. Click here to find out how this may affect you as an adult leader or parent in the Alamo Area Council....

Got Camp Cards? It's Not Too Late!

The 2018 Camp Card sale has begun. If your unit has not yet registered to sell, it is not too late to participate.

Schlitterbahn Waterparks Offers Partner Rates via the 2018 Camp Card - UPDATED

Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts is now offering Partner Rates for Scouts and supporters who purchase the 2018 Alamo Area Council Camp Card.

Communities Need Unity to Thrive - Family Scouting

Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, announced its participation in the soft launch for Charter Organizations supporting their Cub Packs ready to invite girls to join Cub Scouting from January to May of 2018, with the “official” full launch date set for the beginning of...

MAY: 2018 Boy Scout Trail Run

Calling all Scouts, Scouters and family members, it is time to lace up your running shoes and hit the trail for Boy Scouts! On Saturday, May 19 the Alamo Area Council will be hosting the 5th Annual Boy Scout Trail run.

2018 Camp Card Partners and Offers Announced!

The 2018 Alamo Area Council Camp Card sale begins Monday, March 5. The Council is pleased to announce this year's partners.

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.

APR: Scouts Support 2018 Battle of Flowers Parade

Every April, downtown San Antonio becomes the site of a citywide celebration – the Battle of Flowers® Parade. Since 1891, the women volunteer members of the Battle of Flowers® Association have produced a parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the battle of San Jacinto.

Applications For 2018 Day Camp Staff Are Open!

Apply here for an opportunity to be on staff at Alamo Area Council day camps! Staff members experience all the fun and excitement of being summer camp councilors, and still get to spend the night in their own beds.

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.

APR: 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!

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: Venturing Fest 2018

VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6!

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...

MAY: Learning for Life Field Days 2018

The Learning for Life Field Day 2018 (LFL) is free to South San ISD 5th graders who participate in the Learning for Life program of the Alamo Area Council. LFL Field Days will be held this year at the Mays Family Scout Ranch located at 3445 Fest Rd, San Antonio, TX, off Highway 16, south of Downtown SA during the 3 Fridays in May from 9am-2pm. READ ON...

APR-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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