Upcoming Training

Here are courses in the next ~30 days that cover the basics of your volunteer leadership position or the basic outdoor skills required by BSA. The links below will either take you to an online course registration or send an email to the course director:

September 9-11, 23-25 - PowderHorn

September 17 - Scoutmaster Specific  (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Troop Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Varsity Coach Specific (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Team Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Crew Committee Challenge (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Venturing Advisor Specific (Bee Cave District)

September 17 - Exploring Advisor Specific (Bee Cave District)

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

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)

Next Level Training

Once you have the basics, you're invited 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


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

STEM Adventure Weekend In September

STEM Adventure Weekend at Lost Pines offers Scouts the chance to earn merit badges from groups of Chemistry, Electronics, Welding, Model Design and Building or Engineering, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Radio. 

September 23-25 - CLICK HERE to register.

Hornaday Weekend In October

Hornaday Award Weekend at Lost Pines offers expert merit badge instructors in all fields of conservation and natural science, and helps Scouts start earning BSA's highest conservation award.

October 14-16 - CLICK HERE to register.

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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

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 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

2017 National Jamboree

Your Scouts can still attend the National Jamboree with our council contingent! We 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

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

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!

Scout Shop Notes

Did your Scout grow this Summer? We have everything you need for an updated Scout uniform. Did you know the Scout Shop carries three types of uniform shirts and pants: poplin and canvas (67% cotton-33% polyester), microfiber (100% polyester), and poly-wool (65% polyester-25% rayon-10% wool).  

If you need the current Boy Scout handbook we have two options: coil bound at $19.99 and perfect bound at $14.99. We also carry field covers to protect your handbooks.

Come in soon to see the new activity uniforms (Scouting t-shirts) available for Scouts and Scouters. If you have any Scout Shop questions, please feel free to contact us at 512-617-8630 or via email at

A reminder to all unit advancement committee chairs: a completed advancement form with all appropriate signatures is required to purchase merit badges and 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.

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