Leader, Outdoor Training

These courses over the next 30 days offer the basic training you need to do your job as Den Leader, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, or a member of the Pack Committee. There are also courses covering the basic outdoor skills you need in order to take your pack or your Webelos Den camping. You may attend a course hosted by another district. Click a link below to register or to email the course director.

August 16 - Den Leader Specific (Blackland Prairie District)

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

August 26-27 - OWL (Chisholm Trail District)

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

August 27 - OWL (Waterloo District)

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

September 10 - Cub Scout Archery Range Master

September 10 - Cub Scout BB Range Master

September 17 - BALOO (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - BALOO (Blackland Prairie District)

September 17 - Den Leader Specific (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Pack Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific (Bee Cave District)

Next Level Training

Once you have the basics, you're encouraged to take the "next level" training: Wood Badge. 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 

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Invite Every Family To Join Scouting This Fall

In support of Fall recruitment, our district volunteers and executives have been:
  • Meeting and gaining support of Superintendents
  • Confirming Join Scouting Night (JSN) dates with Principals
  • Conducting Unit JSN training
  • Printing 200,000 JSN flyers with specific pack recruitment dates
Contact your District Executive (contact info HERE) if you have not received your flyers, yard signs, posters and stickers!

"Rocket Days" events have been scheduled; CLICK HERE to see details

Fall Events You Won't Want To Miss

October 22 - Cub-o-Ree, Smilin V Scout Ranch

Theme: "Raiders of the Lost Artifact"

CLICK HERE to register

November 5 - Tiger Cub and Partner Day, Camp Tom Wooten

Theme: "Earn Your Tiger Tail Stripes"

CLICK HERE for a flyer promoting the 2016-2017 Cub outdoor events

Find Service Projects For November 

Our council has partnered with Just Serve, an organization that tracks local groups which need service. This is a great resource to help your unit take part in our council-wide campaign to do a service project during the month of November!

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Popcorn Sale Notes 

  • Show-n-Sell popcorn pick up is August 25
  • All phases of the sale start August 26
  • All donations collected at Show-n-Sell tables will be turned into Military Popcorn donations
  • Not too late for a unit to sign up for online sales or Take Order phase
  • Do you part to help the Scouting program grow in Central Texas

CLICK HERE to learn more

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Be Safe When Trying to "Catch 'Em All" 

Do your Scouts enjoy playing Pokemon Go? It can be a fun activity outdoors... but there are some important safety tips to keep in mind. Our Youth Protection partners at the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas have some great information to keep your Scouts and their friends safe: 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Save 25% On Cub Scout Uniform Pants 

Did your Scout grow this Summer? We have everything you need for an updated Cub Scout uniform. Now through October 31, 2016, you can save 25% on Cub Scout switchback pants when you purchase a complete Cub Scout uniform (a complete Cub Scout uniform consists of: shirt, pants, belt/buckle, socks, uniform cap, neckerchief, slide, and required insignia). 

We offer sewing services, too ($3 per patch to sew on, $10 for hemming pants) which takes approximately 3-5 business days to complete. Come in soon to see the new activity uniforms (Cub Scout t-shirts) we have available for Cub Scouts and Scouters. If you have any Scout Shop questions, please feel free to contact us at 512-617-8630 or via email at cacshop@scouting.org.

A reminder to all pack advancement committee chairs: a signed and completed advancement form is required to purchase rank badges. If you have any questions regarding advancement procedures, please contact our council Registrar at 512-617-8618. 

In Memoriam

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

In Memory Of Tim Kinney

Edwin Thornton

Aaron Hollingsworth

In Memory Of William H Welch

Mr. and Mrs. James Chritton

Discount Offer In September

Save the date: University of Texas football will offer discounted tickets for Scouting families to its September 10 game against UTEP. More details, including ticket purchase information, coming soon.

  Capitol Area Council, BSA | 512-617-8611 | info@bsacac.org  | www.bsacac.org 


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