Leader Specific and Outdoor Training

Several courses over the next few weeks offering either the basic "rules of the road" training that you need to be a Cubmaster, Den Leader, or Pack Committee member... or the basic outdoor training that you have to have in order to take your pack or your Webelos Den camping.

March 18-19 - OWL (Webelos) Outdoor Training (in Kyle)

March 19 - BALOO Outdoor Training (Blackland Prairie District)

April 5 - Den Leader Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)

April 5 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)

April 19 - Den Leader Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)

April 19 - Pack Committee Challenge (Blackland Prairie District)

April 22-24 - Pack Committee Challenge (during Colorado River District Camporee)

April 22-24 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific Training (during Colorado River District Camporee)

Training Offers Through 2017

If you really want to plan ahead, our council Training Committee has updated the Training Events page on our website to include all district-sponsored training opportunities for the 2016-17 program year. Make sure to check the page for future additions.

CLICK HERE to view the page 

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2nd Annual Youth Protection Symposium

Adult volunteers, parents, and Unit Youth Protection Champions should 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 deliver key information on keeping kids safe on social media, combating underage drinking, and more. 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 an event flyer

CLICK HERE to see photos from last year's event

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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 March 23.

March 23 - REGISTER

April 21 - REGISTER

Learn about the camp youth protection training policy

Summer Fun at 2016 Day Camp

11 different locations at different times, all to help Cub Scouts have fun outside! Traditional outdoor activities like archery and bb guns, plus learning about other cultures through special games and food. Camp prices are a big value, thanks to the volunteers who make the program happen!

CLICK HERE to find camp locations, dates, and to register 

"Out of this World" Fun at TechLab Day Camp

Our best-in-class STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camp returns for 4 sessions at Anderson High School's Applied Technology Center. 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 

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Weekend Fun at Cub World

Enjoy a fun weekend with your Cub Scout in April! Adventure Day and Cub Partner Weekend are a great introduction to Scouting's outdoor program.

April 2 - CLICK HERE to register for Adventure Day

April 16-17 - CLICK HERE to register for Cub Partner Weekend 

Hands-On Science Fun at STEM-bo-ree

A day of rocketry, catapults, and chemical reactions - just for Cub Scouts! Happening at the Fickett Center from 9am-3pm on April 23.

April 23 - CLICK HERE to register

Earn Adventures, Meet Real "Local Heroes"

Your Scouts can earn Adventures Belt Loops, take part in fun STEM activities, and meet police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders who keep us safe. Local Heroes Family Fun Day on May 14 at the Austin Fire/Police/EMS Training Academy.

May 14 - CLICK HERE to learn more

Webelos-only Summer Fun!

Attend a Webelos-only adventure camp, Webelos Extreme, held at Lost Pines Scout Reservation! Get a taste of the fun you will experience in Boy Scouts including the waterfront, archery range, rifle range, and the tallest freestanding climbing/rappelling tower in Texas.

July 17-20 - CLICK HERE to register

2016-2017 Program Planning 

Have you started planning your 2016-17 program year? Don't forget your budget and fundraising plan. Now is also a great time to find that eager parent to help you with your 2016 Popcorn Sale. Get them and yourself on our email distribution list and don't miss a beat. The 2016 Unit Kernel Resource Guide and Popcorn Program Calendar will be published at the end of this month. To be added to the Popcorn Communication list, email melanie.crawford@scouting.org

Passing on the "Lion" Pilot

Our council's volunteer leadership has decided not to have us participate in BSA's Lion Cub Scout pilot program. The Board want us to focus on improving service to our Cub Scout Packs as they currently exist, and evaluate the Lion program at a later date.

What's the Lion program? CLICK HERE  

In Memoriam

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

In memory of Robbie Robertson:

Steven and Mary Knebel

Elizabeth Fleet

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Christenson

In memory of Fred Boone:

Ann Love

In memory of Betty Fulbright:

Ann Love

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Discount Offer in May

The Round Rock Express are offering a "Scout Day" discount to its May 1 game versus Nashville at Dell Diamond.

CLICK HERE for details and ticket order form

  Capitol Area Council, BSA | 512-617-8611 | info@bsacac.org  | www.bsacac.org 


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