Leader Specific and Outdoor Training

These courses over the next 60 days offer basic outdoor training that you have to have in order to take your pack or your Webelos Den camping, or the basic knowledge you need to serve in a specific adult leadership position. You may attend a course hosted by another district. Click a link below to email the course director.

August 16 - Den Leader Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)

August 17 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)

August 27 - BALOO (Chisholm Trail/North Shore Districts)

August 27 - OWL (Waterloo District)

August 27-28 - OWL (Chisholm Trail/North Shore Districts) 

Don't Miss This Webelos-only Summer Fun!

Registrations for our Webelos-only adventure camp, Webelos Extreme, closes on July 7. The camp, held at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, allows Webelos to sample Boy Scout-level activities including boating, shooting sports, and the tallest freestanding climbing/rappelling tower in Texas.

July 17-20 - CLICK HERE to register

Still Time To Sign Up For TechLab Day Camp

The first session of our best-in-class STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camp starts tomorrow, but you can still register your Scout/sibling for any of the remaining 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 

Powder Horn

Experience more than 25 different high adventure activities first-hand and connect with the Scout-friendly groups that can help conduct the age-appropriate program for your unit. Adults 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 learn more

Popcorn 2016 

  • Leaders: Find all of the latest sale information on our Popcorn web page, including dates in June for Unit Kernel training
Catholic Committee On Scouting Austin Dioces
Catholic Scout Day In July 

The Diocese of Austin's Catholic Committee on Scouting invites youth and adults to attend the Catholic Scout Day on July 23 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church. There is a patch program for youth and adults may receive training to lead religious emblem classes. 

CLICK HERE for a flyer with more information
CLICK HERE for youth registration
CLICK HERE for adult registration
New Staff Positions To Serve Camps 

We've added new staff positions to better serve units' needs at our camping properties. 

Roy Wallace, who has been serving as Lead Ranger at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, will now serve as our council's Facilities Manager. Roy's "big picture" focus will be on the projects that are necessary to make our camps a more attractive and more enjoyable option for your camping needs. CLICK HERE for more on Roy.

PJ Brown is the new Ranger at Smilin V Scout Ranch. He'll be on property at all times to help make sure your unit's experience there is first rate. CLICK HERE for more on PJ.

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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 Loren Overbo

Keith Orrison

In memory of Robert Bishop

West Ridge Middle School

Lisa Moore

Judy Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thomson

In memory of Mike Goodrich

Gaylord and Joann Jentz

In memory of Howard Payton

Stanley and Jeanne Cavitt

In honor of Chief Wayne Nero

Architects Design Group

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Discount Offer in July

The Round Rock Express are holding its annual "Scout Overnight" at Dell Diamond on July 29.

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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