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

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'Scout Me In' EXPO Offers Adventure on August 16th

'Scout Me In' Expo, formerly known as Scouting Expo or Council Wide Roundtable, will be at a new location and date in 2018. Come out to the Norris Conference Center on Thursday, August 16th to help plan your Scouts' next adventure! READ ON...

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...

2019 Council Wide Campout Patch Design Contest!

Love Patches? Submit a design for the 2019 Council Wide Campout Design Contest. Read on for details and how to submit...

3 Things to Know Regarding 2019 World Scout Jamboree Policy Misinformation

National and local media have recently stirred up stories about the misinformation that was distributed by Trial Life USA regarding World Scout Jamboree policies. If you are a Scout leader receiving questions from parents or the community, we are here to help! Here are 3 things you need to know - 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...

Scouting for Food 2018 Success

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council does numerous projects to give back to the San Antonio community, one being “Scouting for Food”. READ ON...

STEM Field Day at Mays for Highland Park Elementary

On Monday, April 16, 2018, our Council's Director of Scouting Operations, Sean Magnuson, our Chief Storyteller, Angel Zuniga Martinez, and myself loaded up our cameras and headed out to the Southside of San Antonio off Hwy 16 to the Mays Family Scout Ranch to capture the story of a school's field day! 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...

Scouting's Barriers to Abuse

BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. The State of Texas has approved the new Youth Protection Training to be delivered both ONLINE or In Person. Both method of the new course can be used to register, recharter, or attend long term camps. READ ON...

JULY - 2018 Harlem Globetrotters Scout Night

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will be playing at the ATT Center on Saturday, 7/14. All Scout families can take advantage of an exclusive Scout discount. READ ON...

AUG: VOA Recognition Banquet

The Alamo Area Council, VOA invites you to the inaugural Venturing Banquet. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, Venturing Leadership Awards and Venturing Officer Elections. Show off your dutch oven skills in a dutch oven dessert competition. A special award will be given to the best dutch oven dessert. Celebrate 20 years of venturing with one of the best events that the VOA has to offer!

JUL: Evening with Lion Scouts 2018

Welcome all newly registered Lion Scouts for the 2018/2019 program year. We have just the event designed for you and your parent partner over the summer. Read on for more details and then register right away!!!!

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!

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.....

JUL: Day Camp for Tiger Scouts

Calling all new Tiger Cubs! Tiger Cubs are new Scouts who will be entering the First Grade in the Fall of 2018. We have a special Day Camp just for you and a parent at the McGimsey Scout Park. Join us for two days of outdoor Cub Scout fun: swimming, hiking, visits to the BB and Archery ranges, games and crafts. You and your parents will also learn more about being a Cub Scout.

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: 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.

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: 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...

 


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 adventure@alamoareabsa.org

 

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