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New Wireless Infrastructure at Lost Pines

Our council's Properties Committee is pleased to announce a capital improvement at Lost Pines that many leaders have asked for numerous times: reliable, enterprise-grade wireless service.

CLICK HERE to learn more

Smilin V Scout Ranch Update

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

CLICK HERE to learn more

"Out of This World" STEAM Camp

There is still room for Scouts in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades to sign up for our best-in-class STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camp. 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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Summer Police Explorer Academy

Boy Scouts can earn up to 5 merit badges and learn about a career in law enforcement at the Travis County Constables Office Pct. 2 Explorers Police Academy this June. Registration is still open; program begins June 1.

CLICK HERE for a flyer

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Required Training for Camp

Texas law says completing BSA's online youth protection training isn't enough if you're going to attend, volunteer or work at our summer camp or winter camp. Instead, you have to take a classroom-based course. It's good for 2 years, just like the online version.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the policy

CLICK HERE to register for the May 18 class (at Cabela's)

CLICK HERE to register for the May 26 class (at the Fickett Center)

CLICK HERE to register for the June 7 class (at the Fickett Center)

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Youth Protection Symposium Recap

Our council held its annual Youth Protection Symposium in April. It's an event designed to support Unit Youth Protection Champions and help units without a champion to recruit one. The program is now being used as an example for other councils across the country.

CLICK HERE to read a recap of the day's program

CLICK HERE to see photos from the event

2017 Council Contingent Deadline Extension

Units now have until June 15 to reserve space in our council's 2017 contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The contingent concept organizes travel and registration to make your Philmont trek as low-maintenance as possible.

CLICK HERE to learn more and get the contingent application

PowderHorn Makes High Adventure Possible

Super-charge your high adventure program and experience first-hand all the awesome activities Scout-friendly groups are ready to help you conduct for your unit. Adults and older youth leaders 14 and up can attend this year's course September 9-11 and 23-25. Sign-up today as the course is limited to the first 56 participants! Co-sponsored by our council and Longhorn Council.

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE to get more information

2017 National Jamboree

The National Scout Jamboree offers such extreme activities as zip lines, mountain biking, climbing, skateboarding, and mountain boarding... all at the Summit National High Adventure Base in West Virginia. Our council will coordinate all the travel details for our Boy Scouts and Venturers who sign up, including a tour of Washington, D.C.!  

July 19-28, 2017 - CLICK HERE to learn more

Want To Camp at Fort Hood?

Fort Hood offers two camps for free use by any BSA unit: Camp Arrowhead and Camp Finlayson. However, there are some procedures you have to follow in order to use these properties.

CLICK HERE for Camp Arrowhead procedures

CLICK HERE for Camp Finlayson procedures

2016 Popcorn

  • Leaders: 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!
Cook Named Region Sea Scouting Commodore

Congratulations to T.W. Cook, an incredible volunteer leader in our council, who has been named the new Southern Region Commodore for the Sea Scouting program!

CLICK HERE to read the official Sea Scouts USA announcement

In Memoriam

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

In memory of Robert Bishop

Jerry and Mark Clements

Joshua and Laura Kaufmann

Lucy Ross

Sam and Linda Francis

Slack and Davis LLP

Angenend & Augustine, PC

Alex and Chase Jessup

John Hawkins

Robert Mazzetti

Vicki Roberts

Curtis Ford

Talmage and Claire Boston

Maxine Roberts

Karl Bayer

Patrick and Mary Feeney

Kirk and Meredith Siler

In memory of Mike Goodrich

Sue Roberts

Carolyn and Alan Lackey

In memory of Billy Page

Patricia and Roger Seiders

Catherine and Clarke Heidrick

Missy Gray

In memory of Ronnie Franke

Wilma Griffin

In memory of Robbie Robertson

Ann and George Cruikshank

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Discount Offer in July

The Round Rock Express is offering its annual "Scout Overnight" for the July 29 game vs. Omaha.

CLICK HERE for more information and ticket order form  

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