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The Alamo Area Council plays host to many events throughout the year.  Please review our featured events listed below, and see the other event sections on this website listed at the bottom of the page; OR check the Council Calendar for a full listing of all events and activities. Also see the Training Calendar (under Calendar) for training events.

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This Weeks Events 

Featured Events and Activities

  • This is your year to take a Trek at Philmont!

    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 2016!
  • JUN - The 2017 Council Contingent to Philmont Registration Opens January 1, 2016

    Don't miss your opportunity to go to Philmont in 2017! Follow this link to register...
  • MAY-DEC: 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!
  • 2017 Boerne Day Camp Has A New Location

    The Alamo Area Council Outdoor Adventure Center announces a new location for the 2017 Boerne area Cub Scout Day Camp.
  • 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 2017. 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.
  • McGimsey Day Camp 2.0 - New Camp Staff Structure

    The Knight’s Quest Day Camps held at the McGimsey Scout Park in 2017 will feature an updated staff structure. The McGimsey Day Camps will be led by a paid staff assisted by volunteer Boy Scouts. The new leadership structure will free parents to attend as observers and remove the 1:5 ratio of adult:scouts for attending Scouts/units.
  • Camperships Available for the Philmont Contingent 2017

    This articles details the camperships that are available for the Alamo Area Council Contingent to Philmont in 2017.
  • SEPT: 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!
  • JUN-JUL: 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!
  • 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.
  • JUN-JUL: Boy Scout Counselor-In-Training Opportunities

    Boy Scouts are needed to fill 50-70 Counselor-In-Training positions during Cub Scout Day Camps at the McGimsey Scout Park.
  • All Unit Recharters Moving to December

    As the majority of other Council’s across Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have done to better serve youth, all Alamo Area Council unit recharters will move to the month of December. READ ON...
  • This is your year to take a Trek at Philmont!

    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 2018!
  • UGRA 14th Annual River Clean Up

    The Upper Guadalupe River Authority has scheduled the 14th annual River Clean Up for Saturday, July 22, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM. The headquarters for the River Clean Up will be at Flat Rock Park in Kerrville and volunteers will....READ ON
  • JUN - JUL: Knight's Quest Day Camp Early Bird Pricing Ends April 30

    Early Bird pricing for all Knight's Quest Cub Scout Day Camps ends April 30, 2017.
  • Boy Scout Shoot Out 2017 sponsored by Valero - (Fundraising Event)

    Join us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the National Shooting Complex for a fun filled afternoon of friendly and fun competition. Teams of five will compete at various stations, accommodating all skill levels, to shoot 100 targets. (FUNDRAISING EVENT) READ ON...
  • JUN: Second Training Offered for Campmasters, Sign Up Now!

    Have you met one of our Campmasters? Want to join the Campmaster Corp and help provide an amazing experience for Scouts and families at our properties? Read on for more details and to find out how to apply to be on the Campmaster Corps...
  • Scout Masters: Help Your Scouts Earn Service Hours

    Boys Scouts have the opportunity to earn service hours and leadership experience by volunteering as Counselor-in-Training Pack Guides during Cub Scout Day Camps at the McGimsey Scout Park.
  • JUL - Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree

    Every four years Scouts from across the nation gather for the ultimate scouting experience at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It's a gathering of approximately 45,000 Scouts, Leaders, and Staff for 10 days that showcases everything that is great about Scouting...
  • Eagle Scouts Trip to Mars 2019

    The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council are proud to partner with NASA to send a select group of 19 Eagle Scouts to Mars in 2019. For an Eagle Scout to be considered, please register your interest online today by 11 pm.
  • JAN - Council Now Accepting Applications for NYLT Summer Courses Staff

    Please read on for more details on how to apply for staff for either or both of the Summer Courses for NYLT...
  • SEPT-OCT: Register NOW for Powderhorn 2017!

    Registration for Powderhorn 2017 is now open, please read on for more details.
  • Give the GIFT of High-Adventure: Powder Horn 2017!

    Powder Horn 2017 is an action packed training for you and your unit. Read on to learn more about it....
  • 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.
  • JUL - Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017

    Click here for more details on Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017...
  • MAY-JUL: 2017 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.
  • NOV: 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.
  • JUL: Alamo Area Council-Bug Hunters- Cub Scout Resident Camp

    Wolves and Bears, along with a parent, are invited to attend the Second Annual Cub Scout Resident Camp at the Mays Family Scout Ranch. Two sessions will be led by the staff from Bear Creek Boy Scout Summer Camp.
  • JUN: All Families are Invited to the Great American Campout (GAC)

    National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. The Alamo Area Council is hosting a Public Event in support of the Great American Campout.
  • MAY: Learning for Life Field Days 2017

    The Learning for Life Field Day 2017 (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 last 3 Fridays in May from 9am-2pm. READ ON...
  • JUN-JUL: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2017

    The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you two opportunities for outdoor adventures with Missions baseball in 2016. Watch a great game, then campout afterwards on one or both dates at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium: Saturdays, June 10, 2017 or July 8, 2017. Read on...
  • APR - Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Registration Open

    Registration for Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Day ends April 7, 2017. Read on for event details and to register..
  • 2016 Eagle Scout Recognition BBQ

    The San Antonio League of Scouting Alumni, specifically the National Eagle Scout Association would like to hold it’s first annual Eagle Recognition event for the Eagle Class of 2016—the event date is June 17th at..
  • Friends of McGimsey Gather to Beautify the Park

    Friends of McGimsey Scout Park are invited to join Park Ranger, Chris Silvey, for an evening of beautification, fellowship and food.
  • JUN-JUL: Cub Scout Day Camp Advancement

    Cub Scouts attending this summer's Knight's Quest Day Camps will earn portions of their rank advancement.
  • Flags at Fort Sam Honors Our Fallen Heroes Friday, May 26 Newly Added Content

    Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Young Marines, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life, Veterans, Soldiers, Corporate and Community Volunteers, other Military and Youth Service Organizations, and their Families Honor Fallen Heroes by placing American Flags at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. READ ON...

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