Council Events

Also check the Council Calendar for a full listing of all events. See the Training Calendar (under Calendar) for training 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.
  • 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...
  • JUN: 2018 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.
  • MAR-SEPT: Mays Family Scout Ranch Programs 2018

    The Mays Family Scout Ranch is offering the new Cub Scout Adventure programs and Boy Scout Merit Badges for the 2018 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!
  • SEPT/OCT: 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 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for their first outdoor adventure with archery, BB guns, nature, crafts and games. READ ON...
  • MAY: Learning for Life Field Days 2018

    The Learning for Life Field Day 2018 (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 3 Fridays in May from 9am-2pm. READ ON...
  • MAR-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-MAY: Check Out These Cub Scout Events For 2018

    2018 is an exciting year for all cub scouts. Check out these fun adventures to make the most out of your year!
  • Applications For 2018 Day Camp Staff Are Open!

    Apply here for an opportunity to be on staff at Alamo Area Council day camps! Staff members experience all the fun and excitement of being summer camp councilors, and still get to spend the night in their own beds.
  • APR: Scouting for Food 2018

    Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. READ ON...
  • JUN: San Antonio Missions Scout Night 2018

    The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and your San Antonio Missions bring you the same great Scout Night with a few changes for 2018! So pack your tents and head out to Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium on Saturday, June 23rd to watch the San Antonio Missions take down the Midland Rockhounds!
  • MAY: Flags at Fort Sam Honors Our Fallen Soldiers

    Come out to participate in this annual patriotic event honoring our American heroes. Scouts and other youth, military, and community service organizations will join together in placing flags throughout the cemetery. For more information, please visit
  • MAR-APR: Facilitator Youth Protection Training (YPT) - For Training Facilitator ONLY

    This course is available for any adult leader who is interested in facilitating Face to Face Youth Protection Training.
  • MAR: The Birds are Singing. The Sun is Shining. The Drones are Buzzing???

    Cub Scouts of all ages are invited to The Alamo Area Council’s Spring Cub-N-One , March 24- 25, at Mays Family Scout Ranch for a weekend of fun, learning, and drone racing! Tents and cots are provided, so just bring some weather-appropriate clothing, sleeping gear, toiletries, and whatever other camping gear you need!
  • MAY: Hornaday Weekend 2018

    Do you enjoy nature and the great outdoors? Then please join us for the 1st Inaugural Alamo Area Council Hornaday Award Weekend.
  • MAY: 2018 Boy Scout Trail Run

    Calling all Scouts, Scouters and family members, it is time to lace up your running shoes and hit the trail for Boy Scouts! On Saturday, May 19 the Alamo Area Council will be hosting the 5th Annual Boy Scout Trail run.
  • Day Camp for Tiger Scouts Newly Added Content

    Calling all new Tiger Cubs! Tiger Cubs are new Scouts who will be entering the First Grade in the Fall of 2018. 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.
  • Camperships Available for 2018 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: 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!
  • MAY: Merit Badge University Spring 2018

    Boy Scout Merit Badge University on May 5, 2018. 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • MAY: Cubs Discover Camping Skills at Bear Creek

    All Cub Scouts are invited to attend the annual Cub Discovery Camp at the Bear Creek Scout Reservation. This year’s theme is Cub Scout Camping Skills. Bring your tent and camp in the Bear Creek valley while you learn and practice important camping skills for Scouts and have FUN! NOTE: This event is for Scouts and a parent.
  • JUL: Cub Scout Resident Camp

    Wolves and Bears, along with a parent, are invited to attend the annual Cub Scout Resident Camp at the Mays Family Scout Ranch.
  • JUL: Venturing Fest 2018

    VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6!
  • JUN-JUL: Cub Scout Day Camps 2018

    Come out to our exciting day camps this year, and experience a week of adventure. Build the future, and explore the fascinating world of STEM. These week-long camps occur throughout the summer, and are open to cub scouts of all ages.
  • APR: Scouts Support 2018 Battle of Flowers Parade

    Every April, downtown San Antonio becomes the site of a citywide celebration – the Battle of Flowers® Parade. Since 1891, the women volunteer members of the Battle of Flowers® Association have produced a parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the battle of San Jacinto.
  • APR: 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 10, 2018, 6-8pm.
  • JUL: Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018

    Click here for more details on Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018...
  • APR: Open Climb 2018

    One of the most exciting experiences you can have with your Boy Scout Troop is taking them to a "personal challenge of perseverance"
  • JUN: Battle for Texas Scout Night Helps Cub Scouts Earn the Texas Heritage Badge

    All Scouts invited to Journey Back in Time during this immersive adventure at Battle for Texas Scout Night. Click here for more details...
  • APR: Spring 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.....
  • MAR: Rampage Hockey Scout Night 2018

    Come out and enjoy Rampage Scout Night on March 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018.
  • Please collect these items for Cub Scout Day Camp Programs Newly Added Content

    This article includes a list of items we need collected to be able to run specific programs this year at Cub Scout Day Camp. Read on for more details.....