Upcoming Training

Fall will be here before you know it, 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)

Training Beyond The Basics; Be A Better Leader

Autumn is just around the corner and so is Wood Badge - the top training course for adult leaders. It's for new and experienced Scouters alike. Past participants rave, saying it "made me a better leader," it "helped me turn my troop around," and it's "one of the best training experiences I have had." Visit our page for more information or contact Course Director Jeanette Schmitz at jeanettewb2016@gmail.com.


October 7-9 and 28-30 (you must attend both weekends) - CLICK HERE to register

2017 Philmont Council Contingent Openings

There are currently openings for the 2017 contingent for both intact crews and individual Scouts/Adults. Philmont has extended the deadline until January 31, 2017.

CLICK HERE to see openings

CLICK HERE to get the application package

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

Catholic Committee On Scouting Austin Dioces
Catholic Scout Day Next Week

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
We Salute These Scouting Veterans!

Congratulations and thanks to David Parkhill and Brian Archimbaud, recipients in our council of the BSA's Veteran Award. The award recognizes years of service as a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. David has completed 75 years of service and Brian has completed 60 years.

Scout Shop Job Opening

Our Scout Shop is looking for another awesome team member! Candidates must:
  • be a high school graduate
  • have an outgoing, sales-oriented personality
  • have an eye for detail and no fear of computers
  • be willing to wear the BSA uniform (one furnished) while on duty
Knowledge of Scouting is essential. This position is approximately 25 hours per week including some Saturdays on a rotating basis with a starting pay of $12/hour. Job requires frequent standing, walking, and the ability to lift cartons weighing up to 40 pounds. Bilingual, ASL or sewing skills a plus!

If interested, contact Stacy Lasater at Stacy.Lasater@scouting.org.

In Memoriam

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

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Payton


In memory of Ozzie Harris

Mr. & Mrs. David Parkhill

In memory of Edward Patrick Walters Jr.

Jim & Joe Walters and Ann Robinson

In memory of Dean Singleton

Ann Love

In memory of Charles A. Rife

Ann Love

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