Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

Basic, mandatory training for Boy Scout leaders to run the best, safest possible troop. Volunteers from any district may attend.

February 26-28 - IOLS outdoor training (in Bastrop)

March 18-19 - IOLS outdoor training (in Kyle)

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Wood Badge Training

THE ultimate adult leader training program in Scouting; you'll never learn more about how the program is supposed to work. Spring course is February 25-27 and March 10-12. Fall course is October 7-9 and 28-30.

Event information page

February 25-27 and March 10-12 - REGISTER

October 7-9 and 28-30 - REGISTER

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Space Open in Summer Camp Weeks 3-6

Weeks 1 and 2 of Boy Scout Summer Camp are full, but our staff is ready to deliver the best program for your troop or team in weeks 3-6! Plus, there are still opportunities if your Scouts are looking to work as staff for this Summer. 

CLICK HERE for an update on staff opportunities and available space in Weeks 3-6

CLICK HERE to see the camp flyer

CLICK HERE to learn more and reserve your campsite

TechLab STEAM Camp Registration Open

Our best-in-class STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camp returns for 4 sessions at Anderson High School's Applied Technology Center, with programs for youth up to 9th grade. This year's theme is life on Mars!

June 13-17 | June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 | July 11-15

CLICK HERE to learn more and register

Hornaday Recycling
Spring Hornaday Registration Open

One of the best outdoor programs we do each year! Your Scouts can earn conservation-themed merit badges and work towards the prestigious William T. Hornaday Award.

April 15-17 - CLICK HERE for registration instructions 

2016 Report to State and Parade

We enjoyed seeing so many packs at Report to State and the Scout Parade! But did YOU enjoy it? What can we do better? Please take a few minutes, click below and take our short survey:

CLICK HERE to take the survey

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High Adventure Opportunities Available

Troop 157 needs to fill 4 spots on its crews to Northern Tier this Summer, June 9-17. At least 1 spot must be filled by an adult, and the other 3 can be a mix of adults and Scouts. Fees including travel is roughly $1500 each. If you are interested, contact David Schell with Troop 157 at 512-789-7829 or

Summer NYLT Registration Opens

NYLT is a week-long course that gives Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers methods, skills and experiences to become better leaders in their unit. The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must be, what he/she must know, and what he/she must do - with a clear focus on how to accomplish all this.


CLICK HERE to learn more about NYLT and its prerequisites

Class of 2015 Eagle Reception

We will recognize all Scouts earning the rank of Eagle in 2015 during special recognition receptions at the Fickett Center on Saturday, February 20. There is a morning and afternoon session. Attendees will receive a special Eagle Scout Class of 2015 coin minted exclusively for this occasion.

February 20 - Learn more about the event

Attend The Silver Beaver Award Reception

Join some outstanding Scouters and hear about exciting local Scouting programs on March 5 at the Capitol Area Council Silver Beaver Award Ceremony. This year's awards celebration is a reception featuring light hors d'oeuvres. Our featured speaker will be Eagle Scout Aaron Haley, Founder, Creative Director and Manager of SXSW Create.

March 5 - CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE to see the list of award recipients

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Youth Protection Training (for camp)

Adults attending or working camps of 4 or more days must be current in the classroom-based Youth Protection Training course. This is different from the online version, and is state law - not a BSA rule. The next course is February 16. 

February 16 - REGISTER

March 23 - REGISTER

Learn about the camp Youth Protection training policy

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2nd Annual Youth Protection Symposium

Make plans to attend our second annual Youth Protection Symposium, April 9, 10am-Noon at the Fickett Center. Brought to you in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this FREE program will include information to help empower District and Unit Youth Protection Champions, plus key presentations on keeping kids safe on social media and combating underage drinking and keeping kids safe from online predators. Special guests include Judge and Texas Department of Family Protective Services Commissioner, John J. Specia, Jr., and KVUE News Anchor Terri Gruca.

April 9 - CLICK HERE to RSVP your spot at this FREE event

CLICK HERE to see photos from last year's event

In Memoriam

The following individuals have made generous contributions to Scouting in memory or in honor of the following individuals:

In memory of Ronnie Franke

Betsy Greenberg

Linda Schmeltekopf

Laura Lehman

Weiyuan "Charlie" Zhu

Linsae Snider

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Miller

Ron Kampa

The Robert Price Family

Texas Chapter NSPRA

In memory of Robbie Robertson

James Murphy

Robert Bass

Wally and Bunny Wilson

Patricia Harris

Gerald Adair

Martha Griffith

Bob Cruikshank

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Casey

Kathy Johnson

Eric Stumberg

Barb Wooley

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hughes

Walter & Jackie Garza

Bud Smith

Jack Holford

John Alderfer

Benny Kirkendoll

Margaret Mika

In memory of Jack Hitt

Jack Gindler

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