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Spring Cub Scout Law Enforcement Night with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office 2018 Recently Added Content

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring this free event to provide an opportunity for Cub Scouts to complete rank specific electives. The event is limited to 45 Cub Scouts per rank and will be held at the McGimsey Scout Park Sport Court Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please collect these items for Cub Scout Day Camp Programs Recently Added Content

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.

MAR: Rampage Hockey Scout Night 2018

Come out and enjoy Rampage Scout Night on March 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018.

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...

2017 Alamo Area Council Successes Reported at Texas Capital

"Greetings from the 22,648 Scouts and the 5,280 adult volunteer Scouters of the Alamo Area Council, headquartered in San Antonio," announced Eagle Scout, Hunter Beaton, and Webelos Scout Laura Vinka from behind the state podium. "I am honored to be here today to report that the Alamo Area Council continues...

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...

MAR: The Birds are Singing. The Sun is Shining. The Drones are Buzzing???

Cub Scouts of all ages are invited to The Alamo Area Council’s Spring Cub-N-One , March 24- 25, at Mays Family Scout Ranch for a weekend of fun, learning, and drone racing! Tents and cots are provided, so just bring some weather-appropriate clothing, sleeping gear, toiletries, and whatever other camping gear you need!

APR: Spring Cub Scout Shooting Sports 2018

Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Archery, BB Gun, and Slingshot Activity Badge and Pins during an hour and a half session atthe McGimsey Ranges. You will have lots of shooting time, learn about parts of a BB Gun, Archery Bow, Slingshot firing, create your own range targets, and learn about the history of famous Archers and Air Rifle Enthusiasts.

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

APR: Scouting for Food 2018

Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. READ ON...

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!

APR: Open Climb 2018

One of the most exciting experiences you can have with your Boy Scout Troop is taking them to a "personal challenge of perseverance"

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!

MAR-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...

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!

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...

MAR-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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