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Boy Scout Counselor-In-Training Opportunities Recently Added Content

Boy Scouts are needed to fill 50-70 Counselor-In-Training positions during Cub Scout Day Camps at the McGimsey Scout Park.

NEW YEAR’s RESOLUTION: Go to Powder Horn 2017! Recently Added Content

Here’s a simple, fun way to better yourself & your unit in 2017 – Register and go to POWDER HORN!....


Want a New Years resolution that you can feel good about? .....

In-Person Cub Scout Day Camp Registration Opportunities Recently Added Content

Registration for all 2017 Day Camps will be made online; several opportunities for in-person registration are available for those with limited online access. Council Staff will be available at several locations to enter online individual and unit Day Camp registrations. Computers and assistance will be available.

Battle for Texas Scout Night 2017 Recently Added Content

All Scouts invited to Journey Back in Time during this immersive adventure at Battle for Texas Scout Night. On Sat., May 13, 2017, at 10 a.m., the Battle for Texas will showcase Alamo artifacts and connect them through multimedia re-enactments. 1836 reenactors will also take Scouts thru Texas Heritage training, supporting many Texas Badge requirements. Price is $10 per Scout youth/adult.

Troops: Save the Date, Serve as an Example - Web-O-Ree 2017

Troops are needed for the 2017 Web-O-Ree at McGimsey Scout Park. Boy Scouts will demonstrate Scouting skills and the Patrol Method to Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Save the dates on your Troop calendar: October 17-19, 2017.

Camperships Available for 2017 Summer Camps

The Alamo Area Council provides Camperships, up to 50% of the Early Bird Registration Fees, for Scouts in need who wish to attend summer camp. Confidential Campership requests may be submitted on line.

5th Annual Camp Card Sale Starts February 24, 2017

It’s that time of year for the Alamo Area Council's 5th Annual Camp Card Sale and hopefully our best yet. Over the past four years the participating units have sold 226,710 cards and earned OVER $1.1 Million for Scout camping, activities, and Council programs. Is your unit ready to join in on this extremely easy money-earning opportunity?

Parents: What is your Cub Scout doing this Summer?

Do you want to focus some of your Cub Scout's energy towards positive activities? Do you want him to be outdoors and come home dirty and tired? Would you like him to have fun while making friends and developing quality character traits? If you answered "Yes!" to any, or all, of these questions then your Cub Scout needs to attend Day Camp 2017!

Cub Scout Law Enforcement Night with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office

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 April 5, 2017, 6-8pm.

2017 VFW Scout of the Year Program

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of the rank.

Council and Scout Shop Extended Hours of Service for 2017

The Alamo Area Council and Musselman Scout Shop are pleased to announce our new extended hours of service for 2017 in order to better accommodate our customers’ needs. READ ON...

Webelos to Scout Transition 2016-2017 Resource

Boy Scouting is at the very core of what we as the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) do. It is in this program that boys ages 11-18 years gain the most impact from the values that Scouting aims to instill in them. Often times Cub Scouts do not make the transition to the Boy Scouting program. Learn how you can help! READ ON...

FEB-JUN: National Youth Leadership Training 2017

Read on for more information about NYLT 2017!

Changes to New Cub Scout Program add Flexibility for Fun

National Boy Scouts of America launched new enhanced programming thru updated handbooks for Cub Scouts this year. Listening to Scouting family feedback, some added program requirements are now optional to open up space in den meetings for more flexibility and fun. READ ON...

FEB - ScoutNight at the Rodeo 2017

Join us at one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio... the Stock Show and Rodeo! Attractions include Carnival, Buckaroo Farms, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Live Band Performances, Texas Wildlife Expo, Animal Adventures, and many more!

JAN-FEB: Cub Scouts: Have You Earned the Texas Badge?

The Texas Badge may only be earned by Cub Scouts in Texas. Visit a historical site in Texas then come learn more about our great State.

Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course

This 16-hour, overnight 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.

JAN-MAY: CPR/AED and Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training Offered in 2017.

Read on to find out what CPR/AED training and Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training is all about!...

McGimsey Day Camp 2017 Staff Applications Now Being Accepted

The Alamo Area Council Outdoor Adventure Center is now accepting Cub Scout Day Camp Staff applications for the McGimsey Scout Park. The McGimsey Day Camps will feature a new staff structure in 2017. Boy Scouts and Adults are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline is January 15, 2017.

SALSA Is Active and Growing

The San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni is active and growing – all committed to serve and expand the base of Scouts, Scout alumni and their families who support the awesome programming which Scouting brings to the youth and families of America.

FEB - Register Now for 2017 Mountain Man Rendezvous

Registration is open now for the Council Wide Mountain Man Rendezvous...

APR - Scouting for Food 2017

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

JAN-DEC 2017: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs

The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering the new Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2017 year. We are offering 16 programs this year for Cubs and Boys 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!

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