A Great Summer Experience For Your Scout!   

Summer will be here soon; Cub Scout Day Camp will help make it a great one! You can sign up as a family or as a pack. There are 14 different locations with a theme of "Bug Hunters". You can sign up for as many of them as you and your Scout would like to attend.

CLICK HERE to get camp dates, location, and links to register
STEMtastic Summer At TechLab: Rainforest 

Our best in class STEAM Day Camp challenges your Scout with hands-on activities, learning what it takes to survive in the rainforest. Camp takes place at Austin ISD's Applied Technology Center at Anderson High School. There are five week-long sessions in June and July.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register
Ready To Camp Like A Boy Scout? 

Webelos Extreme Adventure Camp gives your Webelos Scout a chance to do the fun outdoor activities available in Boy Scouting! Plus, he'll start learning how to work together in a patrol of his peers. Camp is July 16-19 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. There is a parent and leader orientation on April 26 at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center.

CLICK HERE to learn more
CLICK HERE to register
MEGA Training
MEGA Training In May 

MEGA Training is coming May 19-21! Come make new friends and find all your training needs in one mega-fun packed weekend at Lost Pines. CLICK HERE to visit our page for more information.
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Chaplain Training During MEGA Training 

Are you a new Unit Chaplain or Chaplain Aide? Are you interested in learning more about the religious emblems program, and helping more Scouts in your pack earn a religious emblem in their faith? Join us for Chaplain Training during MEGA Training at Lost Pines Scout Reservation May 19-21.

CLICK HERE to get the links to register for Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Classroom Training Training on Friday evening, May 19, and Chaplain Outdoor Training from Saturday, May 20, to Noon Sunday, May 21.

Once you've registered for those courses, CLICK HERE to take the Chaplain Fast Start training online, and download the Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Handbook. These will prepare you for the weekend training. For more information contact Maria Talamo, 512-299-7771, mariatalamo@me.com.
Upcoming Cub Scout Training Available   
Popcorn Starting To Sizzle
  • Use the "Ideal Year of Scouting" tool to help plan your pack's 2017-18 program budget
  • Details about the 2017 sale are available on the Popcorn Fact Sheet
  • Pack registration for the 2017 sale is open NOW!
  • Are you a Unit Kernel and need more information? Registration for the 2017 Sneak Peek event opens on April 17
  • This and so much more can be found on our popcorn page - visit now, visit often!
2017 Volunteer Awards Honorees

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fickett Center last month to honor our council's 2017 Silver Beaver Award recipients: Heather Ball, Judith Carroll, John Culpepper, Rosalie Galliver, Jim Graves, Toni Malone, Dave Read, Dr. Richard Rhodes, Liz Shelby, Gene Shepherd, Eric Swenson, Rich Wahl and Sam West. The history Col. Te Starr shared and the history in the room was inspiring.

Through the generous donations of Tonkawa Lodge, council supporters, sponsors and previous Silver Beavers, the 2017 Silver Beaver committee is pleased to be able to provide to the Fickett Center a handicap ramp, hand rails and 2 sets of steps. Having these accommodations on site will allow many groups and programs more opportunities. It is the hope of the committee that these gifts will, as Barry Bales stated in the recommitment pledge, "... help strengthen the Scouting program... for the benefit of the youth, our communities, our state and our nation."

Put March 24, 2018, on your calendar now for next year's stellar event as we look forward to honoring more of our council's outstanding adult leaders. Please CLICK HERE to find nomination forms and nominate someone for the Silver Beaver Class of 2018.
Unit Commissioners At Your Service

Each district has a team of Unit Commissioners dedicated to evaluating your pack's strengths and needs. They can help find needed resources, grow your Journey to Excellence score, and guide you with annual recharter.  

Don't know who your Unit Commissioner? Contact your District Commissioner for further information. You can find them listed HERE.

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

In memory of Beau Ross:
Jon C. Yates

In memory of Conrad Stai:
Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Bridwell
Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Beard
Harlan Stai

In memory of Ben Spaeth:
Charles Porter

In memory of William C. Daniels:
Peter Baen

In memory of Camilla Garrett:
Beverly Roddy

In honor of Jim Graves:
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Moore
Shop Notes 

Earth Day is April 22. Come by the Scout Shop to check out the new science, wood, and leather kits.

Has your pack picked up its 2016 JTE emblems? Remember your JTE flag ribbons too! We have a limited supply of the gold 2016 JTE ribbons.

We can help you plan for your end of year pack activities and appreciation gifts for leaders.

Completed advancement reports are always required for rank advancements!

If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org or by phone at 512-617-8630.
Schlitterbahn Tickets Now Available At Shop 

Planning a pack summertime trip to Schlitterbahn? Buy your tickets at the Scout Shop and save a few bucks. You can pay for them using your Scout Shop unit account. Here are the discounted prices we're able to offer:
  • Scout Days at Schlitterbahn (June 4-30; Saturdays excluded) - $35.99 Adult and Child
  • 1 Day Adult General Admission - $47.59 (reg $50.99) - valid all season, no blackout dates
  • 1 Day Child/Senior Admission - $37.39 (reg $38.99) - valid all season, no blackout dates
If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org or by phone at 512-617-8630.
Fickett Center
Meet At Fickett 

The Frank Fickett Center is not just a great building for all of your Scouting events; we also take reservations for groups outside of Scouting. It is a wonderful place for meetings, trainings, corporate retreats, holiday parties, or any other need your company might have. We can accommodate groups up to 300 people, have in house A/V, and very competitive rates - including a special rate for nonprofit and government groups. If you would like more information, please email our Facility Sales Manager Andra Allen at facilitysales@scouting.org.
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Discount Offer In May 

May 7, 2017 - Round Rock Express vs. Oklahoma City
  • Dell Diamond, Round Rock
  • Pre-game parade on the field at 12:15pm
  • First pitch at 1:05pm
  • Half-price tickets offered to Scouts and their families
  • CLICK HERE to get ticket purchase form; May 1 deadline to order
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