Spaces Still Open at TechLab: Caves   

Our award-winning STEAM Day Camp challenges your Scout to explore STEAM as they prepare to live in cave environments. Classes cover Robotics, Electronics, Programming, Woodworking/CNC and more!   There are new classes this year at both the 3rd-5th grade level and the 6th-9th grade level. Camp takes place at Austin ISD's Applied Technology Center at Anderson High School in five week-long sessions in June and July. More information and registration at techlab.camp.
Have A "Blast" At Day Camp   

Join the fun this summer at Cub Scout Day Camp exploring space and the outdoors. We have several camp dates to chose from. Activities vary at each camp so register for more than one! We have programs for Scouts (boys or girls) and siblings. Bring a friend! CLICK HERE to see the list of camps and register.
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Sign Up! Cub Scout Resident Camp Session 2 

The June 22-24 session of Cub Scout Resident Camp is FULL. But you can still sign up for session two from June 29-July 1. You and your Scouts will enjoy the Old West themed activities! For more information, visit bsacac.org/cubresidentcamp.
Extreme Summer Fun For Webelos   

Calling all Webelos: you are invited to an "extreme" adventure July 15-18 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation! 
  • Four days and three nights of adventure at Lost Pines
  • Webelos are assigned to patrols and participate in Boy Scout activities
  • Patrol competitions will encourage team spirit, team work and FUN!
Webelos and their parent/guardian will experience multiple water-related activities that are guaranteed to get them soaked! You will also be climbing and shooting in addition to several other EXTREME activities.  
 
There is a parent and leader orientation on Wednesday, May 2, at 7pm at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center. Visit bsacac.org/webelos_extreme today at sign up!
 
Hazardous Weather Training Now Required   

As of April 30, Hazardous Weather Training is mandatory to be considered a "trained" leader in your position, whether you're a Den Leader, Cubmaster, or other. Find and take this course online by logging in to my.scouting.org and clicking the "BSA Learn Center" icon.   
    
Outdoor Training and More   

Make your Scouting program the best it can be by attending MEGA Training in May!  Whether you are looking to complete required outdoor training, Wilderness First Aid, or more - we have a class for you. NEW this year: Fundamentals of Training and Trainer's Edge! Learn skills to become a better presenter - useful not just in Scouting, but in every aspect of life. CLICK HERE to learn more and find links to register. 
Swimming and Water Rescue Training   

Ensure your pack's activities in the water are as safe as can be. Our council Aquatics Committee is offering a training course in Swimming and Water Rescue as part of next month's MEGA Training at Lost Pines. CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to register.   
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Chaplain Training, Religious Committee   

Have you thought about serving as your pack's Chaplain to assist with your Scouts' spiritual growth? Are you interested in promoting interfaith activities across our council? CLICK HERE for information on how you take part.  
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More Upcoming Cub Scout Training   

(Links are either registration links or to email the course leader)

Cub World Archery Range Master Training - May 19
Cub World BB Range Master Training - May 19 
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Ready to Serve the Whole Family?   

Is your pack ready to serve the whole family? Does your charter organization want an additional unit to serve girls next year? Please help us by completing and asking your charter organization to complete this brief, two minute, survey" https://tinyurl.com/Girls-IN-Cubs-Charters 
 
Start planning for an amazing Fall Recruitment now! Just a few simple steps can set your pack and community up for a great Scouting year:
  • Update your pack's BeAScout pin through www.My.Scouting.org, maybe even share a link to your pack website and calendar.
  • With your district membership volunteers and District Executive, visit with your school now to pencil in a date the second or third week of school to host a Join Scouting Night.
  • Plan to have your September or October pack meeting as an open house for additional youth.
  • Start looking for next year's Den Leaders from active families today and make sure the Tiger Den is ready to "Blast into Scouting"!
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Planning Ahead For Fall Popcorn Sale   
  • Great Scout units have great program. Ask your Pack Committee for a budget planning focus at an upcoming committee meeting. Great Scout units lay out the yearly plan, dream and get buy-in to build a budget that will support their youth. CLICK HERE for a tool make it easy.
  • Service above Sales. Consider working with your pack and district Popcorn Chairs to set goals around the participation level of youth or even the number of booths, doors knocked or blocks walked. Focus on service hours devoted to popcorn and you will be surprised of the results!
  • Struggling to find a pack Popcorn Chair? CLICK HERE for a Popcorn Team description. Ask your District Popcorn Chair or your District Executive for help asking one of your parents to be the Unit Popcorn Chair.
Congrats to Volunteer Award Recipients   

Congratulations again to the 2018 Council Award Recipients! We had a huge crowd at our All Council Awards presentation ceremony. Thank you to the donors that helped make the event free to attend. Please CLICK HERE to check out the amazing photos of the event. 
 
Easy Way To Find Scout Service Opportunities   

Looking for service opportunities? Here are a few ideas from organizations that welcome Scouts in our area:
  • Fischer Park in New Braunfels needs help with trail maintenance and their butterfly garden. Sign up HERE.
  • Keep Austin Beautiful graffiti abatement program could use the help of Scouts. This program goes through May 31. Sign up HERE.
  • Healing Horses in Manor invites Scouts who love working with horses to come volunteer as a side walkers and more. Sign up HERE.
  • Wesleyan Home for senior citizens in Georgetown welcomes Scout groups to come interact with residents. Sign up HERE.

Find dozens of other volunteer opportunities in the Austin area on Justserve.org

Activities For Healthy Texas Week Next Month   

Governor Abbott has declared May 7-13, 2018, as Healthy Texas Week. It's a week designated to promote healthy living. The nonprofit group, IT'S TIME TEXAS, has an app with resources for exercise-related activities to start your meetings and get Scouts focused. If you'd like to learn more, visit HERE.    
In memoriam   

The following individuals have made generous gifts to Scouting in remembrance of or in honor of another:

In memory of Shep Strong
Barbara MacMillan
Denise Schulz
Duboise Family, Warren Family, and Kernodle Family
Christie and Bill Nalle
Daniel Beckett
Bill Agnell
Jon C. Yates
Rod Coffin
Greg Hooser
Sue and Terry Tottenham
Andrew and Kathy Wetzel
Roy and Karen Hughes
The Deen Family
Linsae Snider
Ron and Barbara Garland

In memory of Dennis Kleppe
Jon C. Yates

In memory of Joe Hawkins
Jon C. Yates

In memory of Donald Wayne Pharr
Mr. and Mrs. Garon

In memory of Robert J. Tillerson
Jeff Hewgley

In memory of Dick Burdick
Ron and Barbara Garland

In honor of Stephen Lemmon
William and Sabrina Streusand

In honor of Rev. Beverly Jones
April Hampton Perez

In honor of Hal Miles
Jill Pharr 
A Gift That Keeps Giving To Local Scouting   

Over the past four years, earnings from our council's endowment has helped provide an average of $200,000 a year for capital improvements to our camps and other Scouting facilities. Making a James E. West Fellowship gift is a great way to help build the endowment and provide a lifetime's worth of support for local Scouting. CLICK HERE to learn more about the James E. West Fellowship, and how you can take part.
Shop Notes 

Happy Spring! Is family camping on your pack calendar? We have the essentials for novice and experienced campers from tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, Dutch ovens, head lamps, hydration and much more.

Remember to thank your pack leaders for another phenomenal year! We have many choices for gifts of appreciation.

Is your daughter joining Cub Scouts? Come by the Scout Shop to gear up and Be Prepared.

Our regular hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm, and Saturday, 10am-2:30pm.
If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org or by phone at 512-617-8630.
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Scout Discount Events 

Round Rock Express vs. Iowa
  • Sunday, May 6
  • Dell Diamond
  • First pitch at 1:05pm
  • Pre-game parade on the field at 12:15pm
  • Run the bases after the game
  • Half price tickets for Scouts and the families
  • CLICK HERE for a flyer
  • CLICK HERE to buy tickets online

Rock Rock Express vs. Reno (Scout Overnight)

  • Friday, July 27
  • Dell Diamond
  • Details TBA
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