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Today's Top Stories

Boy Scout Night at the Dome - 2014 UTSA Football

Join the adventure with UTSA Football Roadrunners as they take on the UTEP Miners, October 25, 2014 at the Alamodome. Scouts receive a limited edition "Boy Scout Night at the Dome" Patch (While Supplies Last) and Stay after the game for special events and the opportunity to learn the INS and OUTS of Football from surprise guest speaker!

Spook-O-Ree 2014

The Spook-O-Ree is a family Halloween event for everyone! Either come evenings, November 7-8, 2014 or November 8-9, 2014, at McGimsey Scout Park for Halloween fun in a safe, family friendly environment. The Spook-O-Ree is packed with activities including hayrides, storytelling, carnival games, the haunted trail, a pumpkin decorating contest...

BHP Billiton Sustainability Merit Badge Academy

The Alamo Area Council, in partnership with BHP Billiton, is offering a Sustainability Merit Badge workshop entitled - The NOVA STEM / BHP Billiton Sustainability Merit Badge Academy. The class is on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at San Antonio College Eco Centro Building located at 1802 N. Main Street, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Hunting Season Opens Soon at Bear Creek Scout Reservation

Did you know that you can hunt at Bear Creek Scout Reservation? Every season we close down the park and open it up to hunters.

Recharter Information 2015

2015 Recharter is on the move to online only. The Boy Scouts of America requires all units to recharter all youth and adult members online beginning 2015. The online recharter method is easier, convenient and most accurate because current unit/member information is available at your fingertips.

Merit Badge University Fall 2014

Boy Scout Merit Badge University on November 1, 2014 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.

Ford Canoe Challenge 2015

Join us on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 7:00am to 11:00am for the 47th Annual Paseo del Rio Association FORD CANOE CHALLENGE. It is the only time anyone ever gets to canoe the beautiful River Walk!

What Is A Chaplain Aid -Part 2

Part 2 on the duties of a Chaplain Aid by Pastor Gene Horne...Read on

Boy Scout Summer Camp 2015

Since 1957, Bear Creek Scout Reservation has been a summer home to thousands of Scouts. Project Oso Camping Program enhancements will make your Boy Scout Summer Camp experience in 2015 even better. Learn more and Register now! Read on...

Alamo Area Council invites Scouts to attend Philmont 2015

Philmont is the original Boy Scouts of America National High Adventure base. It is located in northeastern New Mexico near the town of Cimmaron. The Base covers about 215 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness and provides a setting for backpacking, horseback riding and a host of other high adventure activities.

New 'Adventure Guide' Publication Helps Scouts Plan Recently Added Content

New Adventure Guide publication supports Scout leaders, parents, and Scouting community plan their Scouting experiences. Do you have your copy? Read on...

Founders of the Boy Scouts of America Recently Added Content

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, under the laws of the District of Columbia, by W. D. Boyce. On June 21, 1910, 34 national representatives of boys’ work agencies met to establish the Boy Scouts of America... Read On

Tale of the Unknown Scout Recently Added Content

Scouting was brought to America by William D. Boyce,a Chicago publisher, and the way Boyce discovered Scouting is one of the movement’s most colorful stories. Read on...

Women in Boy Scouts

Article by marketing intern, Juliann Cummings, for Alamo Area Council Boy Scout of America, about women impacting our Communities through Boy Scout program. Read on...

It's Not Too Late to Sell Popcorn... Recently Added Content

Popcorn is at it's midway point, but there is still plenty of product and unsold customers to go around. Visit for all the latest news.

COMMUNICATION NEWS -Voice of the Scout Surveys Help Improve Adventure Recently Added Content

Beginning this week, thousands of Scouts, parents, and volunteers will be receiving the fall edition of our twice-yearly Voice of the Scout survey. Launched in 2012, VOS is designed to measure the value of Scouting in the community and help us deliver experiences that surpass the expectations of our members.

SAVE THE DATE: Scout Strong Patriot Run 2015 Recently Added Content

The Scout Strong Patriot Run for 2015 will be held on Saturday, June 13 at McGimsey Scout Park. Be sure and save the date because this will be a Council event you won't want to miss. More details coming soon.

Unified Oath and Law for ALL Scouts Recently Added Content

In 2015, we will begin using a unified oath and law for all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. The Boy Scout Oath and Law that we have used throughout the history of the Boy Scouts of America will become the standard of values for all levels of our program. Article by Jim Matthews...READ ON...

Centennial Legacy Profile - Eagle Scout Keith Brown Recently Added Content

Eagle Scout, Keith Brown, was a boy who did everything from running a lemonade stand and working as a newspaper editor/publisher to serving his country in WWII and serving under Presidents as a US Ambassador. Read his story...

School Garden Created as Eagle Service Project Recently Added Content

One of the Alamo Area Council's newest Eagle Scouts, Travis Raymond, receives recognition for his service project that created a school garden. His story was covered by Edmond Ortiz of the SA Express News for the community paper, Alamo Heights Weekly. Read on...

Scouts say "Thank You" to supporters of Boy Scout Golf Classic Recently Added Content

Nestled within 200 acres of majestic oak trees and rolling hills within San Antonio's Southwest Texas Medical Center, Oak Hills Country Club was the site for the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Charity Golf Classic that happened on Monday, September 22nd.

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