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Mays Days Quarterly Service Events Recently Added Content

A quarterly opportunity for all Alamo Area Council units to earn service hours and maintain the Mays Family Scout Ranch.

Units May Now Reserve Their Popcorn Pick-Up Time Recently Added Content

Popcorn Selling Units may now reserve their Popcorn pick-up time. Pick will begin Friday, August 31. Units may register for their preferred time slot. Unit orders are due, in the Trail's End Popcorn System, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.

SEPT thru NOV: New Cub Scout Adventure Day 2018 Recently Added Content

Newly registered Cub Scouts can come to either McGimsey Scout Park in North Central SA or the Mays Family Scout Ranch in South San Antonio for their first outdoor adventure with archery, BB guns, nature, crafts and games. READ ON...

Come stay with us at the Hotel Transylvania Spook O Ree Recently Added Content

The Hotel Transylvania Spook O Ree is a fabulous, fun family camping trip with haunted hotels, games and more....

COPE Facilitator Training Recently Added Content

Are you interested in being more involved with COPE? Come out to start training to be a COPE facilitator.

OCT - Catholic Scout Retreat Recently Added Content

The Catholic Committee On Scouting invites all scouts and adult leaders to participate in the annual Retreat, Saturday, October 13, 2018,Mays Family Scout Ranch.

COPE Adventures Recently Added Content

Not sure what COPE is but heard that it was pretty great? Come see for yourself what COPE could do for your troop, work team, sports team, church group, and you.

Fall/Winter: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs 2018/2019 Recently Added Content

The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2018/2019 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!

Please Review the Newly Updated Guide to Safe Scouting Recently Added Content

The Guide to Safe Scouting was updated in 2018 and all units and unit leaders should refer to the newest version of this Guide when planning scouting activities and outings....

Troops Invited to Demonstrate Outdoor Skills for Webelos Recently Added Content

Boy Scout Troops are invited to participate in the upcoming Webelos Trail to Eagle to be held November 30 to December 2. The Webelos Trail to Eagle is designed to connect Webelos with outdoor skills and the Troops they may join when they crossover.

JUN: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2019

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you Americas favorite past time in 2019! So pack your tents and head out to Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium on Saturday, June 15th to watch the San Antonio Missions!

Scout Night with UIW

Don't miss your chance to camp out on The University of Incarnate Word football field on September 15th! Come out for the first home game of the season for only $25! Price includes camp out, food and commemorative patch.

Interested in trying out Climbing? Come to Open Climb

One of the most exciting experiences you can have with your Boy Scout Troop is taking them to a personal challenge of perseverance. Alamo Area Council offers an open climb at our tower at McGimsey Scout Park.

Scout Night with San Antonio Rampage

Join us for a night you won't want to miss! Cheer on the San Antonio Rampage Hockey Team as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks, So join us on March 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM and show your Scout spirit.

2018 Leave No Trace-Outdoor Ethics

This 16-hour, two night training course is designed for adult and youth members of Scouting 14 years of age and older, who value the land and want to teach others how to protect and preserve it. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Outdoor Ethics Trainer certificate, a trainer pin and will be qualified to teach Outdoor Ethics skills to all levels of Scouting.

Why Should YOU Attend Wood Badge?

Read on to see all the reasons why Wood Badge is beneficial to you as a trained leader...

Boy Scouts of America Spirit Night at Willies! Celebrate Back to School on August 21st!

We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got SPIRIT! How ‘bout you? Bring the entire family to Willie’s on Tuesday, August 21st and show us your spirit for our ‘Back to School’ night! Mention ‘Boy Scouts of America’ when ordering your food and Willie’s will donate 15% back to Alamo Area Council!

Aliens in the Scout Field!

Your family of aliens has crash landed at McGimsey Scout Park! You have eight hours to: make your team rank badge, fix the ships engine, break into area 51, save your comrades, sharpen your shooting skills and collect specimens. All the while dodging the humans. Earn alien rank ups along the way! Spend the night on the foreign planet and observe their ways......

FAQ About the future of LDS Scouting in the Alamo Area Council

On May 8th, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) announced that it would no longer charter Scout units after December 31, 2019. This has led to many questions about what Scouting will look like now and in 2020 in the Alamo Area Council, which LDS youth accounts for 10% of our membership (about 2100 Scouts). Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. READ ON...

Dove Hunts being offered at Mays Family Scout Ranch

Mays Family Scout Ranch is open for dove hunting in the central zone! Mark your calendars for the whole month of September!

Scout Night with SAFC 2018

Join the fun on Saturday, October 6th with the San Antonio Football Club (SAFC)! Tickets only $20 if purchased before September 16th! Ticket includes soccer game ticket, food voucher, fan experience and commemorative patch. After the game, stick around for autographs and meet and greet with the players! So come out and enjoy the game with the entire family!.

Powder Horn 2018 - Adventure Royale

Powder Horn is offered once every year, so don’t miss this chance to replace yawns with enthusiastic screams. Set your sights on a course that maximizes Scouting skills while bringing adrenaline and leadership to your unit....

New National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

Do you know who our new National Commissioner is?

Cub Scout Maximus Sells Popcorn and Earns College Scholarship

Cub Scout Maximus Medina of Pack 1002 from the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council's Project Aguila program shares his popcorn selling secret weapon (it's his mom) that earned him a Trail's End college scholarship. WATCH VIDEO AND READ ON...

26 Eagles Share 2017 Service Project Stories

The San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni, better known as “SALSA” hosted their second annual Eagle Recognition luncheon this past Saturday morning, at the Mays Family Scout Ranch, to honor the Eagle scout class of 2017. READ MORE...

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...

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...

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!

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.

SEP-OCT: Become a Climbing Instructor and take your unit Climbing

The Alamo Area Council offers two opportunities a year for unit leaders to become Climbing Instructors. With this training you may assist at any Council Climbing activities or take your unit Climbing. Register now to become trained...

Merit Badge University Fall 2018

Boy Scout Merit Badge University on November 3, 2018 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.


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.

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