Upcoming Training



Everyone's pretty busy camping the next month or two, so we're looking 90 days ahead. The links below will either take you to an online course registration or send an email to the course director:



July 23 - Unit Commissioner Basic Training

August 20 - Trainer's EDGE

September 9-11, 23-25 - PowderHorn

September 17 - Scoutmaster Specific Training (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Troop Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Varsity Coach Specific Training (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Team Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Exploring Advisor Specific Training (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Training the Chartered Org Rep (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Leave No Trace Awareness

September 17 - Merit Badge Counselor Orientation (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Chaplain Aide Training (for youth) (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Den Chief Training (for youth) (Bee Cave District)

September 17-18 - IOLS (Bee Cave District)

  
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New Wireless Infrastructure at Lost Pines



Our new wireless network at Lost Pines (CLICK HERE if you don't know what we're talking about) is going to help us provide an even better program for your Scouts and utility for your adult leaders. As we roll out more program-specific uses, here are a few items of note:
  • Lost Pines is being added to the Weather Underground network of live weather reporting stations. You'll be able to track live weather conditions HERE.
  • In addition, there is now a Weather Underground camera at Lost Pines (FYI, it is not in a location to show Scouts).
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Help With Radio Merit Badge?



Volunteers with experience and an amateur radio license are needed to help with an introductory Radio Merit Badge program on the following evenings (7pm-9pm) at Boy Scout Summer Camp at Lost Pines:

  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19
If you can help, please contact Tex Mitchell at N5ANE@winlink.org.

New Shooting Sports Equipment



Our council's Shooting Sports Committee has secured a grant from the NRA Foundation that will provide the following new equipment for our shooting sports programs at camp:

  • 5 Ruger .22 Target Pistols
  • 9 Genesis Bow Genesis Bow, Right Handed       
  • 3 Genesis Bow Genesis Bow, Left Handed
  • 12 LAS Rolan Recurve Bows
  • 5 boxes of Easton Genesis Arrows
This equipment will be used to further the mission of teaching safe and responsible shooting sports activity. 

Time Left To Sign Up For STEAM Camp



The first session of our best-in-class STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camp starts tomorrow, but there is still time to sign up your 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Scouts for the other three sessions. Programs take place 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

Philmont
2017 Council Contingent Deadline Extension



Units 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

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.!  



There will be a special livestream broadcast on June 28 at 6pm with Jamboree updates. You can watch it by visiting THIS page.



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

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


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

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2016 Popcorn



  • Leaders: Get the latest sale information, including Unit Kernel training this month, by visiting our Popcorn web page
Graves Named CAC Sea Scouting Commodore



Congratulations to Jim Graves, who has been named the new Commodore for the Sea Scouting program in our council!





CLICK HERE to read more


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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.


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

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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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