The Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has two historic trails unique to the San Antonio area. If your Scout unit or family is planning an outing, please consider the Old Missions Historic Trails for your hiking adventure.
Make sure to review the leadership and training requirements on the Tour Plan, even if you are not required to file one as a family. It is still a great template to create your own trip plan.
You can find more information on the requirements needed to conduct a trip and take online training at MyScouting.
Old Missions Historic Trails
In the 18th century, the Spanish empire established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. What remains of the largest concentration of missions in North America provides an interesting look into Texas’ history. Today’s Mission Trail links four of the missions: San José, Concepción, San Juan and Espada with its nearby aqueduct. The fifth is the Alamo itself – much modified but firmly fixed as the scene of a battle that helped secure Texas’ independence from Mexico.
Click Here to Download the map and brochure of this Historic Old Missions Trail
For more information on either trails, contact Hiking Trails Committee by email at email@example.com or call the Alamo Area BSA front desk at 210-341-8611.
Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape, both now and for a lifetime. Walking packs power into your legs and makes your heart and lungs healthy and strong. Exploring the outdoors challenges you with discoveries and new ideas. Your senses will improve as you use your eyes and ears to gather information along the way.
National Trails Day
National Trails Day – June 1st
National Trails Day® is a celebration of trails that evolved from the report of President Ronald Reagan’s President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors. In 1987, the report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining American Hiking Society in launching National Trails Day® in 1993.
Trails do not just magically appear for our enjoyment; it takes many hours of planning, labor, and negotiating to develop them. National Trails Day®, the only nationwide celebration of trails, increases awareness about trails and celebrates the hard work and support of many people and partners — including volunteers, land agencies, and outdoor minded businesses. It is also a day to introduce people to the many joys and benefits of trails.