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Fall Cub Adventure Day  

Hear ye! Hear ye! Your next family adventure is just around the corner. Be sure to join us at Smilin V Scout Ranch on October 28 for a day of medieval fun and make your own fidget spinner. CLICK HERE to register.

We also need volunteers to run booths; half day shifts and you get a discount on admission! Contact Teresa Northcutt for more information at teresa.northcutt@scouting.org.
Special Day Just For Tigers! 

That's right - a special day just for our new Tiger Cub Scouts! We are offering two half-day programs at Cub World at Camp Tom Wooten on November 4 for Tigers to experience archery, BB guns, fishing, plus earn the Tiger Tales elective adventure loop. There are two session you may attend: CLICK HERE to register for 9am-Noon and CLICK HERE to register for 1pm-4pm.

Would you like to volunteer and help us on the day of the event? Contact teresa.northcutt@scouting.org.
2018 Cub Scout Day Camp Patch Contest 

Design the patch we use for our 2018 Cub Scout Day Camps and win a free session of camp this summer! Designs should focus on the general theme of "space" (as in outer space). Second and Third place winners will receive an extra camp t-shirt for free. You can submit a scan of a drawing, a .jpg of a computer-aided design, or any other medium. You must submit your entry to jonathan.holland@scouting.org by November 8.
Get The Latest On Any Cub Scout Event 

Our Cub Scout Committee has created a Facebook and Instagram account to help make sure you don't miss any news about our council's upcoming Cub Scout events. Join the Facebook group HERE. Follow the Instagram account at @CACCubScouts.
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Upcoming Cub Scout Training Available   

Thank You For A Great Recruitment!   

Our council membership team wants to thank you all for an amazing fall recruitment! With the new Rotational Model Boards, "Den in a Bag" Kits, online registration, and district rocket days, we recruited more than 200 new Cub Scouts from the start of school until the end of September.

Please help us discover how we can better serve you while you serve your community by completing our Join Scouting Night Survey ( CLICK HERE or copy and paste https://goo.gl/forms/SHuodBgdV8TjyLeT2).

Also please remember to sign up for the membership breakout at our Fall Victory Celebration ( CLICK HERE or copy and paste http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/council-leadership-conference-victory-lap/2197800) where we will cover recruitment "Thorns and Roses", and begin planning incentives for next year.
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ICYMI: BSA Expands Membership To Girls   

The Boy Scouts of America's national executive board voted unanimously to open Cub Scout membership to girls starting in fall 2018. Visit this page for more background information and FAQs.
Reporting Service Hours?  

Service is one of the methods of the Scouting program. The number of hours recorded performing service is an easily-quantifiable metric that helps us measure our impact on the community and tell the story of Scouting's values. Is your unit reporting its service hours? Do you know how? CLICK HERE for more information.
Service Opportunity  

TreeFolks is looking for volunteers to help with tree plantings on the Blanco River near Wimberley and San Marcos on the following dates:

Saturday, November 18, 10am-1pm
Sunday, December 10, 10am-1pm

CLICK HERE to sign up (scroll down to "Reforestation on the Blanco River"). If you have questions, please contact volunteer@treefolks.org.
It's Easy To Find Service Opportunities!  

November is "Good Turn" month in Scouting, and Scouts of all ages are encouraged to focus on service during the month of November. Did you know that your pack can find hundreds of opportunities to serve through our partner, JustServe? Visit their site, enter your zip code, and then click on "+more search options" and check off "Suitable for all ages". Take pictures of your Scouts in action and share their "Good Turn" activities on our council Facebook page!
Camp Improvements   

Our council's Properties Committee continues to work on improving our camp properties to better serve your unit. Here are some recent improvements that have happened/are happening at our Smilin V Scout Ranch near Liberty Hill:
  • New fencing in place
  • New walk-in cooler installed in kitchen
  • New signage going up along FM 1869 to help direct campers/visitors to Smilin V
  • New metal canopy to be placed by Ranger residence for equipment storage
Special Volunteer Awards   

Honor a fellow volunteer leader by nominating them for one of these special awards: ¡Scouting...Vale la Pena!, Silver Beaver, William H. Spurgeon III, and Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Awards. Nominations are due December 1. Make plans to attend the special reception honoring this award recipients, taking place on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center. Find nomination forms and more information about the reception at www.bsacac.org/awardsreception.
Popcorn News And Notes 

How close is your Scout to reaching his goal?

Show-n-Sell and Take Order sales end on October 22, but the online sale can be used for prize eligibility until October 31. Need a bit more popcorn to reach that goal? Contact your district Popcorn Kernel to see if there is product available in your area to transfer.  Click to view council prizes, Keller prizes, district Kernel contacts. Good luck!

Take Order Delivery

Take Orders are due to your unit Kernel by October 22 so that they can place your order by the October 27 deadline. Product will be available for unit pickup on November 10 and unit leaders can visit our council's popcorn page starting October 26 to reserve their time slot.  

Weekly Drawings

20 Scouts have won $50 gift cards over the past four weeks. Ten more Scouts will still win! To be eligible, Scouts just need to sell $100 in any phase of the sale during week five or week six. The drawing entry forms open on Mondays and close on Thursdays; winners announced on Fridays.  Go to www.bsacac.org/popcorn to view past winners and enter your Scout for the next drawing.
Shop Notes 

Hey Cub Scouts, do you ever wonder what to do with all the cool temporary patches you earn? You have options: wear them on a red felt vest worn over your uniform; sew them on a customized fleece blanket with your choice of logo and two lines of embroidered information; keep them in a wooden Cub Scout memorabilia box; or insert them into plastic sleeves inside a Cub Scout 3-ring binder. Come by the Scout Shop to make your selection.

Remember we offer sewing services for all your uniform needs!
 

We're open 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 

AT&T Stadium Scout Sleepover
  • Friday, November 3 2017
  • AT&T Stadium, Irving
  • October 20 deadline to sign up
  • CLICK HERE for an order form
Texas A&M football vs. New Mexico
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017   
  • Kickoff TBA
  • Kyle Field
  • Discounted tickets start at $35
  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online (use promo code scouts) or call 979-260-7958
  • CLICK HERE for a ticket purchase flyer
  • Questions? Email groups@12thmanfoundation.com
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
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