Leader, Outdoor Training

These courses over the next 30 days offer the basic training you need to do your job as Den Leader, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, or a member of the Pack Committee. There is also a course covering the basic outdoor skills you need in order to take your pack camping. You may attend a course hosted by another district. Click a link below to register or to email the course director.

October 18 - Den Leader Specific - Blackland Prairie District
October 19 - Pack Committee Challenge - Blackland Prairie District
November 5 - Den Leader Specific - Sacred Springs District
November 5 - Pack Committee Challenge - Sacred Springs District
November 5 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific - Sacred Springs District
November 12 - Den Leader Specific - during Colorado River District Camporee
November 12 - Pack Committee Challenge - during Colorado River District Camporee
November 12 - Cubmaster/Asst Cubmaster Specific - during Colorado River Camporee
Pick A Pack Service Project For November 

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. All of this and more can be accomplished by helping our Scouts participate in service. Participating in the BSA's Good Turn in November program helps your Scouts develop habits of life-long service to others.  

Our partnership with JustServe.org 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
Fun Events In October, November

October 22 - Cub-o-Ree, Smilin V Scout Ranch
Theme: "Raiders of the Lost Artifact"
CLICK HERE to register

November 5 - Tiger Cub and Partner Day, Camp Tom Wooten
Theme: "Earn Your Tiger Tail Stripes"
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
Help Us Honor Top Volunteers

Help us recognize the folks who go "above and beyond" to deliver the promise of Scouting all across our council. 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
New Contests To Power Your Pack's Sale! 

Feel like your unit's popcorn sale is losing steam towards the end? You'll want to read about some new giveaways that might help your Scouts reach - or even beat - your unit's sales goal.

CLICK HERE to learn more
Scout Shop Notes 

Happy Autumn! The Matthews Scout Shop has all your extracurricular wood and leather kit needs covered. Is your Cub Scout learning how to use a pocketknife? We stock a variety of choices. Do you need a hiking staff? We stock many styles and heights along with medallion shields for customizing. Remember the holidays are around the corner - we can help with your wish lists. Contact us at CACshop@scouting.org!
In Memoriam

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

In memory of Harris McClure
Roberta Amos
James and Kimberly Mason

In memory of Jack Ray
Jon C. Yates

In memory of Billy Page
Ann and John Mobley

In honor of David Anderson
Association for Middle Level Education
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