Leader Specific and Outdoor Training

Several courses over the next 60 days offer 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. You may attend a course hosted by another district.

April 19 - Den Leader Specific Training - Blackland Prairie District

April 19 - Pack Committee Challenge - Blackland Prairie District

April 22-23 - Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL) - Blackland Prairie District

April 22-24 - Cubmaster/Asst CM Position Specific Training - at Colorado River District Camporee

April 22-24 - Den Leader Specific Training - at Colorado River District Camporee

April 22-24 - Pack Committee Challenge - at Colorado River District Camporee

May 7 - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - Waterloo District

May 14 - Pack Committee Challenge - at Local Heroes Family Fun Day

May 21 - Cub Scout Range Master Training

June 11 - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - Sacred Springs District

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

Smilin V Development Update

Expert help and a bathhouse remodel are on the way to help make our Smilin V Scout Ranch a better resource for your pack. 

CLICK HERE to learn more 

"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 

Summer Fun at 2016 Day Camp

Registration for 2016 Cub Scout Day Camp is in full swing and spaces are going fast. You can sign up as a family or as a pack. The theme this year is "Passport to Adventure". Your Scouts will be learning about different world cultures. Each camp has a little different twist with different activities, and you can sign up for as many of them as you would like. 11 different locations!

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

Earn Adventures, Meet Real "Local Heroes"

Your Scouts can earn Adventures Belt Loops, take part in fun STEM activities, and meet 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 for general information

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE for a flyer

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

Popcorn 2016: The Sale Awakens 

Much to learn, there is:
  • Parents: check out the Popcorn Resource Guide or Quick Fact Sheet
  • Leaders/Jedi Masters: How about dinner and a movie? Bring your significant other and join us for a Sneak Peak of the 2016 Popcorn program then enjoy dinner and a movie. Registration open now!
  • Scous/Younglings: 2015 TOP SELLING VIP event coming in June.  Invitations will be sent in late April.
Commissioner Training

Anyone who wants to improve the service we provide to packs across their district is invited to Unit Commissioner Basic Training on April 23. This program helps orient all new Unit Commissioners or prospective Unit Commissioners to unit service. Course participant evaluations continually rate this program high due to the experienced presenters and the opportunity to interact with fellow Commissioners from around our council!

April 23 - CLICK HERE to register

Trainer's EDGE

Want to improve your presentation skills... or get better at teaching other folks in your pack? Trainer's EDGE is a program that focuses on training the trainer.

May 14 - CLICK HERE to register 

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Fall Recruiting Rocket Launch Events

As part of the Blast Into Scouting Fall Recruitment campaign, districts are scheduling rocket launches for the end of September and start of October. Visit with your district to find the best chance for your family, den, or pack to take part. Each free launch day comes with a patch for Scouts, and Scouts who bring a friend to a "Join Scouting Night" or rocket launch will receive an additional Recruiter patch.

Ready to Cross Over? Visit BeAScout.org

Scouts who have already received their Arrow of Light award or are finishing the fifth grade should start thinking about visiting Boy Scout Troops to continue their time in Scouting. Have them visit www.BeAScout.org or contact your district to find a troop. Start looking now to make sure there is still time to sign up for Boy Scout Summer Camp at Lost Pines. 

In Memoriam

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

In memory of Billy Page

B.J. and Rusty Turley

Steve and Lynn Matthews

Jack Nash

Paul, Melissa, Truman, Coleman and Vivian Griffith

Debbie and Grant Wilson

Russ Keene

Mr. and Mrs. James Kovar

The Steve Bowers Family

Mr. and Mrs. Will Blackbird

Mr. and Mrs. George Willeford

In memory of Mike Goodrich

Dallas and Helene Maham

Sharon and Robin Hall

John and Annie Sovic

John and Christie Davis

Joy Kilpatrick

Tolleson Wealth Management

Barbara Dody

Austin Antique Club

Lt. Col. James and Ruth Wortman

Brad and Karen Cox

AG and Margie Walker

The Cherico Family

In memory of Alberta Gruber

Ralph and Millie Rose

Scout Shop

We encourage you to plan ahead for your pack graduation, Blue & Gold and Crossover ceremonies. The Steve Matthews Scout Shop can help with all of your awards, uniform, and handbook needs. Remember that you must have a signed copy of the unit advancement form to purchase rank advancement patches/awards! You can order ahead by emailing cacshop@scouting.org or calling 512-617-8630.

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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 


Capitol Area Council BSA | 12500 North IH-35 | Austin | TX | 78753