Is Your Pack Doing A Good Turn? 

Our council's "Good Turn in November" program is well underway. Has your pack selected a project? If not, it's not too late to do some good and help your Scouts learn the satisfaction of helping others! 

Our partnership with makes it easy for units to find Good Turn in November service projects. Units are encouraged to post pictures on our council's Facebook account or Tweet at our account showing their Scouts working on Good Turn in November service projects.

CLICK HERE for more information about JustServe
CLICK HERE for more information about Good Turn in November
A "Cool" Camp For Webelos

Webelos Winter Camp is a four day, three night camp for first and second year Webelos Scouts at Lost Pines Scout Resevation. Scouts will have an opportunity to work on advancements plus classic outdoor Scouting activities like star gazing, fishing, and hiking. CLICK HERE to learn more.

December 27-30 - CLICK HERE to register
December Deadline To Honor Top Volunteers

Help us recognize the folks who go "above and beyond" to deliver the promise of Scouting. You may nominate these individuals for several different awards using applications you'll find on this page. All nominations are due to our council office by December 1.

CLICK HERE to learn more
Fickett Center
Holiday Schedule For Fickett Center, Shop

The Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center and Matthews Scout Shop will have the following changes in hours during the upcoming holidays:

November 18: Fickett/Shop opens at 1pm due to staff meeting/teambuilding
November 24-27: Fickett/Shop closed for Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Fickett/Shop closed for Christmas
December 31-January 2: Fickett/Shop closed for New Years
Tree Planting In January

Help continue the rebirth of the native Loblolly Pine forest at Griffith League Scout Ranch by taking part in one of our January tree plantings! This is an ongoing series of plantings, repairing the damage done by the 2011 Bastrop County wildfires. CLICK on one of the dates below to register:

January 7 2017
January 14 2017
January 28 2017
Range Master Training  

Earn the necessary certifications needed to safely lead your pack on Fort Sam Houston's BB Gun range or the Native American village's archery range! CLICK the links below to register.

January 28 - BB Range Master Training
January 28 - Archery Range Master Training
Report to State Flags
2017 Report To State

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Report to State Parade on Saturday, February 4! Our theme is "Deep in the Heart of Texas". Parade registration information will be available soon.

Plans include:
  • TWO Scout Spirit Rallies on the Capitol steps
  • A Scout Band leading the parade
  • Eagle Scout rededication ceremony
We're also conducting a contest for Scouts to design our 2017 Report to State Patch! The winning Scout will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card and recognition during the official Report to State activities and online. We also will send a press release to your local newspaper bragging on your Scout's accomplishment! CLICK HERE to learn more.
Scout Shop Notes 

The Steve Matthews Scout Shop has all your Pinewood Derby needs covered, so shop early!

Is your Tiger earning his stripes? Has your Wolf howled at the moon? We are confident your Bear is excited about his bear claws! It's a sure bet your Webelos Scout is a bonafide cast iron chef, right? The Arrow of Light crossovers will be here before you know it. Plan ahead for recognizing your Cub Scout's achievement.  

Remember the holidays are just around the corner. Come see our great selection of stocking stuffers!

Scout Shop business hours: M-F, 9am-5:30pm and Sat, 10am-2:30pm. Contact us at!
In Memoriam

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

In memory of Robert N Watson
Mr. and Mrs. William Watson

In honor of Derek Fortin
Janice and Patrick Druez
Discount Offer In December 

December 3, 2016 - Scout Night with the Austin Spurs
  • HEB Center at Cedar Park
  • Tip off at 7pm
  • Pre-game basketball clinic for first 100 Scouts who register from 4pm-5pm
  • STEM Fair from 5pm-Halftime:
    -Building with Biology
    -NOVA Committee (Implementing math in sports)
    -UT Engineering (multiple booths)
    -iFly (Wind tunnel activity)
  • Optional sleepover inside the arena after the game (open to first 100 Scouts who register; sleepover will be canceled if fewer than 40 register)
  • Tickets include hot dog/soda voucher at any arena concessions stand
  • Scouts receive an Austin Spurs patch
  • CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase tickets
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