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Girls In Cub Scouting   

Several packs have asked what they need to know about the new BSA policy allowing girls to register as Cub Scouts. Bottom line: girls may join Cub Scouts with 2018 spring recruitment campaigns. Details of how to conduct these spring recruitment campaigns will be presented at the 2018 University of Scouting training day on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at ACC's Eastview Campus. Specific courses are "Welcoming Girls To Your Pack" and "Preparing For The Next Generation Of Scouts: Be A Scout & Online Registration". CLICK HERE for additional information about registering girls, including items necessary to help district and council resources help you.
More At University Of Scouting  

As mentioned above, University of Scouting will offer classes on membership recruitment. It will also feature "fireside chats" with Scout Executive Jon Yates about the new policy concerning girls in Cub Scouts. Overall, the event offers more than 100 classes on different Scouting topics led by the most creative and experienced Scouters from all over our council. CLICK HERE to register.
Celebrate Scout Spirit At Report To State   

Have you registered your Scout unit yet to join thousands of Scouts marching up Congress Avenue to the Capitol on February 3 for the annual Report to State (RTS) event? The "Scouting Across Texas" event includes the parade and a Scout spirit rally and Eagle recommitment ceremony on the south steps of the Capitol. Afterwards, check out Austin's cool sites. New this year: every youth and adult in a Scout uniform gets into the Bob Bullock State History Museum that day for free! Event registration is free. Official RTS patches are $8 per person. CLICK HERE for details and to register.
Your Cub Can Learn From An Astronaut!   

Bring the family to STEMboree, our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event at the Frank Fickett Scout Center on March 3. We will have robots, engineers, makers, drones, critters and more in our free Midway. Your Cub Scout or youth can also sign up for NOVA Classes and STEM adventures online, including a special session of "Out of this World" taught by Astronaut Greg Chamitoff. CLICK HERE to register.
Registration Opens For TechLab: Caves   

Our award-winning STEAM Day Camp challenges your Scout to explore STEM 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.
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Upcoming Cub Scout Training Available   

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

Help Us Honor Volunteer Leaders In March    

Join us on Saturday, March 24, at the  Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center to honor volunteers receiving our council level awards:
 
2018 Silver Beaver Recipients
Matt Bales                     
Mike Birdlebough         
Kevin Clark                    
Dirk Heinen                    
Richard Lai                    
James Lynch
Tim Pellowski
Marietta Scott
Brad Smith
Michael Torres

2018 Vale La Pena Award Recipients
Juan Alba             
Matt Bales             
Paul Hilt                 
Enangelina Mactezuma
Marilyn Ross
Gabriel Trevino
Sylvia Velasquez

2018 Whitney M. Young Award Recipients
Jim Graves
L.E.A.D. Afterschool Program
Ron Luke
Rebecca Russel-Beam
Paul Slutes

2018 William H. Spurgeon Award Recipients
Delta Jolly
Richard Rhodes
Rob Yarger

2018 Elbert K. Fretwell Award Recipients
Breakthrough Austin
Dr. Kishore Mohanty
Sharath Rafula
Wayne Seifert
Anderson High School

2018 Sea Scout Leadership Award Recipients
Heidi Schuttger
Jack Walker
Linda Callaway

2018 Venturing Leadership Award Recipients
Erica Steen
Katy Heldstab
Margeret Hunicke-Smith
Steve Yeatman
 
There is no charge to attend this terrific celebration of service to youth through Scouting. CLICK HERE to register. 
In Memoriam 

The following individuals or organizations have made generous memorial/honorary contributions in support of local Scouting:

In memory of Andy Marks
Kurt Lemke

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scofield
Martha McAdams Vertrees

In honor of Mr. Ewing Evans
Martha McAdams Vertrees

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mueller
Martha McAdams Vertrees 

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 

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.
Texas Stars
Scout Discount Events 

Harlem Globetrotters
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 7pm
  • Frank Erwin Center
  • Discounted tickets for Scouts and Scouting families
  • Discount on pre-game "Magic Pass" program
  • CLICK HERE for a flyer
  • To purchase tickets, call 512-232-4343 or email groupsales@erwin.utexas.edu (deadline 3pm January 25)
University of Texas basketball vs. Mississippi
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • 1:00pm
  • Frank Erwin Center
  • $12 tickets for Scouts and Scouting families (or $25 for tickets to both Mississippi and West Virginia games)
  • To purchase tickets, visit texassports.com/promos and use the promo code SCOUTS or call 512-471-3333 and mention the code SCOUTS
Texas Stars vs. Chicago
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Doors open at 6pm, Puck drops at 7pm
  • HEB Center at Cedar Park
  • Customized Stars Scout Patch, Recognition of Top Popcorn Selling Pack, Recognition of Eagle Scout Class of 2017, Post-game photo on the ice
  • Special group pricing at $17
  • CLICK HERE for a flyer
  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (use promo code BoyScouts) or call 512-600-5019 or email Steve at sbracale@texasstars.com
University of Texas basketball vs. West Virginia
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • 11:00am
  • Frank Erwin Center
  • $20 tickets for Scouts and Scouting families (or $25 for tickets to both Mississippi and West Virginia games)
  • To purchase tickets, visit texassports.com/promos and use the promo code SCOUTS or call 512-471-3333 and mention the code SCOUTS
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