Council Events

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Featured Events and Activities

  • 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.
  • APR: 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!
  • 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...
  • OCT-DEC: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs

    The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2018 year. We are offering programs this Fall/Winter 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!.
  • 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......
  • 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....
  • Why Should YOU Attend Wood Badge?

    Read on to see all the reasons why Wood Badge is beneficial to you as a trained leader...
  • 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.
  • WT2E2018

    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....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scout Night with San Antonio Rampage

    Join us for a night you won't want to miss! Cheer on the San Antonio Rampage Hockey Team as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks, So join us on March 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM and show your Scout spirit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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)!
  • Council Realignment Announcement Newly 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...
  • MAR-SEPT: NRA Training Courses Offered

    NRA training and certification is available for adult scouters. Please read on for all the opportunities in the Spring...
  • MAY-OCT: Friends of McGimsey 2018

    A quarterly opportunity for all Alamo Area Council units to earn service hours and maintain their scout park at McGimsey.
  • SEP-OCT: Become a Climbing Instructor and take your unit Climbing

    The Alamo Area Council offers two opportunities a year for unit leaders to become Climbing Instructors. With this training you may assist at any Council Climbing activities or take your unit Climbing. Register now to become trained...
  • MAR-OCT: Why is Wood Badge Training Important?

    Hear from someone who has completed the training what it meant to her and why you should attend.....
  • 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.....
  • 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....
  • Venturing Boat Race

    Venturing Crews, it's time to test your STEM skills in this Engineering Challenge!!! Design, build and RACE boats made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. With two racers per boat, Crews compete for speed and design at the inaugural Alamo Area Council Venturing Boat Race.
  • Pioneering Character 2019 Spring Family Camp

    Cub Scouts and Families are invited to attend a weekend campout at the Mays Family Scout Ranch...
  • Joys of Camping for Cub Scout Families at Bear Creek Scout Reservation 2019

    Read here to find out about the only event that invites all cub scout families out to Bear Creek Scout Reservation for a weekend of camping fun.....
  • 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.
  • JUN: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2019

    The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you Americas favorite past time in 2019! So pack your tents and head out to Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium on Saturday, June 15th to watch the San Antonio Missions!
  • See if YOU Can Survive This Weekend at Bear Creek!

    This year's Council Wide Campout is the Bear Creek Survival. We will be offering all sorts of activities focused on surviving and learning or practicing lots of scout skills. We are amping up our Saturday evening show this year! Webelos are invited to attend on Saturday through Sunday and will camp in the Valley. You won't want to miss this one!....
  • Add a Little Adventure to Your Schedule!

    Need something to do? We have the event for you! This is an easy event that doesn't take up the whole day, but your Cub Scout will appreciate you giving time to help them have fun!...
  • New Lions Adventure Day 2018

    Every Lion Deserves a New Scout Adventure Day! This is it...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Girls forming Scouts BSA Troops Will Meet

    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.