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Hunting Season Opens Soon at Bear Creek Scout Reservation Recently Added Content

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

Council Realignment Announcement Recently Added Content

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...

Girls forming Scouts BSA Troops Will Meet Recently Added Content

This is an informational meet and greet for all newly forming Girl Troops in Scouts, BSA. This event is being hosted by the Alamo Area Council to help connect these troops to the resources they will need to stand up their troop successfully.

All Are Invited to Jamboree On The Air 2018 (JOTA)

The San Antonio Radio Club and the International Scouting Committee would like to invite all registered scouts out to participate in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)!

Service Hours at McGimsey Scout Park - Friends of McGimsey

Friends of McGimsey is a once a quarter event organized by the Ranger of McGimsey Scout Park to provide service to the camp and service hours to our community. Scouts require service hours to make rank and where better to put time in but at the camp that is home to many of our events and activities, needing some extra loving care to keep it running....

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.

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.

SEPT thru NOV: New Cub Scout Adventure Day 2018

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

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

OCT - Catholic Scout Retreat

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

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.

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.

Why Should YOU Attend Wood Badge?

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

Fall Family Camp - 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?

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...

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!

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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