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New Cub Scouts are Invited to McGimsey Scout Park for a Taste of Scouting Adventure Recently Added Content

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

Cub Scout Law Enforcement Night with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office November 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, November 13, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Director of Endowment Announces Retirement Recently Added Content

Please join me in extending best wishes to our dear friend, Eagle Scout and beloved Aggie, Ed Rogers, CFRE, who is retiring on December 14, 2018, from the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council after 25 years of service. READ ON...

Scout Youth to Name Newly Realigned Districts Recently Added Content

The Alamo Area Council is in the exciting position of realigning our district boundaries in order to better serve our Scouting communities and we want your help in naming the new areas! The new district alignment will be based on school district boundaries and will take effect on January 2, 2019. The new plan calls for 6 geographic districts plus 3 special purpose ‘meta-districts'...READ ON


On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scout program). One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. Here are the Temporary Transition Rules. READ ON...

Eagle Scholarship Deadlines Draw Near! Not too late yet!

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) offers annual scholarships to members of its organization—to join is simple and inexpensive! (As long as you are an Eagle scout) All Eagle scouts have...READ ON

Interested in being a Den Chief? We've added another Den Chief Training Class!

A den chief is a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer assisting a Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout den.

SALSA Brings You a Wood Badge Alumni Reunion

Yes, we are planning a reunion for all Wood Badge Alumni through the San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni. This event is open to anyone who has ever attended a Wood Badge course, anywhere! Read on for more details.....

Hunting Season Opens Soon at Bear Creek Scout Reservation

Rifle Hunting Season begins at Bear Creek Scout Reservation November 3, 2018. Read on for more information and pricing...

Council Realignment Announcement

The volunteer board of the Council recently approved a plan to realign the Council’s districts to more effectively carry out the Council’s mission to prepare every eligible youth in our 13-county service area to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. READ ON...

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.

What Do You See in This Picture?

What do you see in this picture? Many people see different items, ideas, thoughts, and memories in the same image.

Scouts BSA Mission Reach River Race 2018

Join the Boy Scouts of America and San Antonio River Authority on Sat., November 10th from 7 am - 12 noon for a race down the San Antonio River. The Canoe and Kayak Challenge includes a Scouting competition encouraging outdoor adventure. The challenge is also open to the public, corporations, and celebrity teams with special pricing for the Scouting community. READ ON...

Mays Days Quarterly Service Events

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

Pinewood Build Day at Mays

It's time to get your Pinewood Derby car ready for the races. Bring your Pinewood Derby car kit, an adult, and your creativity. Tools will be on hand to help craft your perfect race car.

Come stay with us at the Hotel Transylvania Spook O Ree

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

COPE Adventures

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

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!

Troops Invited to Demonstrate Outdoor Skills for Webelos

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.


Webelos Trail to Eagle 2019 is the premier event for seeing how a Scout Troop works and possibly even finding the perfect troop for your family to cross over into. Read on for more details....

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.

New Lions Adventure Day 2018

Every Lion Deserves a New Scout Adventure Day! This is it...

DEC: 2018 Venturing Cup Challenge and Open House

All Crews and invited guests will compete in fun games of skill, adventure and team building for the Venturing Challenge Cup at the McGimsey. Invited participating guests are FREE and should be Venturing program age eligible. Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13(completed 8th grade) thru 20 yrs of age. Youth guests can register to join a crew at this event.

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!

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

Do you know who our new National Commissioner is?

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.


 : 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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