Lost Pines Boy Scout
Summer Camp Leader Orientation

If your troop is attending Lost Pines Summer Camp, we invite your adult leaders out for a pre-camp orientation on May 13. We will begin at 9am in the Lost Pines Dining Hall and conclude with a delicious BBQ lunch.
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Still Making Your Summer Camp Decision?

Space remains in Weeks 4-6 for Summer Camp at Lost Pines! We're offering new programs this year, including an overnight canoe trip, LDS 11-year-old specific program and more. To register, please contact Keri Smeaton at keri.smeaton@scouting.org.
Venturing Extreme Summer Camp

Venturing Extreme Summer Camp takes place June 26-30 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Have fun, sleep later, get your First Aid certification, take a canoe trip, float the river, practice camp skills, conduct "Night Ops", and much more!

CLICK HERE to register
CLICK HERE to learn more
Explore The Rainforest With TechLab

Our best in class STEAM Camp challenges your Scout to explore the rainforest. Classes cover Robotics, Electronics, Programming, Exploration, Remote Sensing and much more!  Camp takes place at Austin ISD's Applied Technology Center at Anderson High School. There are five week-long sessions in June and July.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register
You Can Still Attend The 2017 National Jamboree

We can still squeeze in any Scouts who want to attend the 2017 National Jamboree this Summer at The Summit National High Adventure Base in West Virginia! But, you need to act quickly. CLICK HERE for more information.
2018 Philmont Contingent Deadline

May 10 is the deadline to register for our council's 2018 Philmont Contingent. It will depart Austin Sunday, June 24, 2018, and will return Saturday, July 7, 2018. CLICK HERE for more information.
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Spring Assembly Registration Open

Candidates and Arrowmen can now sign up for Spring Assembly on May 5-7 at Lost Pines. CLICK HERE for more information and registration.
Hammock Camping Prohibited

Hammock camping is no longer permitted on council properties. CLICK HERE for more information.
Summer NYLT

NYLT is a week-long course that gives Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers methods, skills and experiences to become better leaders in their unit. A participant orientation for the June 5-10 course is happening April 23 from 2pm-4pm.

CLICK HERE to register for the June 5-10 course
CLICK HERE to register for the June June 11-16 course
CLICK HERE to learn more
MEGA Training
MEGA Training In May

Come make new friends and find all your training needs in one MEGA-fun packed weekend, May 19-21 at Lost Pines! CLICK HERE to visit our page for more information.
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Chaplain Training 
Are you a new Unit Chaplain or Chaplain Aide in need of training? Are you interested in learning more about the religious emblems program, and helping more Scouts in your unit earn a religious emblem in their faith? Join us for Chaplain Training during Mega Training Weekend at Lost Pines Scout Reservation May 19-21. Register for Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Classroom Training on Friday evening, May 19 from 7pm to 9pm, and Chaplain Outdoor Training from 8am Saturday, May 20 to Noon Sunday, May 21.

Once you've registered, visit our Chaplain's page and download the Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Handbook and complete the Chaplain's Fast Start training. For more information contact Maria Talamo, 512-299-7771, mariatalamo@me.com.
Additional Upcoming Training

Here are courses in the next ~30 days that cover the basics of your volunteer leadership position or specific outdoor skills. The links below will either take you to an online course registration or send an email to the course director:

April 19 - Classroom Youth Protection Training (at Fickett Center)
April 19-30 - COPE Level II Training
April 21-13 - Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific + IOLS
April 22 - Unit Commissioner Basic Training
April 28-30 and May 5-7 - BSA Lifeguard
April 29-30 - Wilderness First Aid Training (at Fickett Center)
May 5-7 - IOLS (in Wimberley)
May 9 - Classroom Youth Protection Training (at Fickett Center)
May 13 - Trainer's EDGE
May 17 - Classroom Youth Protection Training (at Cabela's in Buda)
May 19-20 - Wilderness First Aid Training (at Lost Pines)
May 19-21 - Rifle Instructor Training
May 20 - Basic Archery Instructor Certification
Unit Commissioners At Your Service

Each district has Unit Commissioners dedicated to capturing your unit's strengths and needs. They can help find needed resources for Scout programs, grow your Journey to Excellence score, and guide you with annual recharter.  

Don't know who your Unit Commissioner? Contact your area's District Commissioner for further information. Each District Commissioner is listed on our district contacts page.
Popcorn Starting To Sizzle
  • Use the Ideal Year of Scouting tool to help plan your Unit's 2017-18 program budget
  • Details about the 2017 sale are available on the Popcorn Fact Sheet
  • Unit Registration for the 2017 Sale is open NOW!
  • Are you a Unit Kernel and need more information? Registration for the 2017 Sneak Peek event opens on April 17
  • This and so much more can be found on our council's popcorn page - visit now, visit often
2017 Volunteer Awards

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fickett Center on March 25 to honor our council's 2017 Silver Beaver Award recipients: Heather Ball, Judith Carroll, John Culpepper, Rosalie Galliver, Jim Graves, Toni Malone, Dave Read, Dr. Richard Rhodes, Liz Shelby, Gene Shepherd, Eric Swenson, Rich Wahl and Sam West. The history Col. Te Starr shared and the history in the room was inspiring.

Through the generous donations of Tonkawa Lodge, council supporters, sponsors and previous Silver Beavers, the 2017 Silver Beaver committee is pleased to be able to provide to the Fickett Center a handicap ramp, hand rails and 2 sets of steps. Having these accommodations on site will allow many groups and programs more opportunities. It is the hope of the committee that these gifts will, as Barry Bales stated in the recommitment pledge, "... help strengthen the Scouting program... for the benefit of the youth, our communities, our state, and our nation."

Put March 24, 2018, on your calendar now for next year's stellar event as we look forward to honoring more outstanding adult leaders from our council. To nominate someone for the Silver Beaver Class of 2018, please CLICK HERE to find the form.

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

In memory of Beau Ross:
Jon C. Yates

In memory of Conrad Stai:
Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Bridwell
Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Beard
Harlan Stai

In memory of Ben Spaeth:
Charles Porter

In memory of William C. Daniels:
Peter Baen

In memory of Camilla Garrett:
Beverly Roddy

In honor of Jim Graves:
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Moore
Shop Notes

Spring is here! Has your unit picked up its earned 2016 JTE emblems? Remember your JTE flag ribbons, too; we have a limited supply of the gold 2016 JTE ribbons.

Have you seen our new pre-sewn uniform shirts? We now have adult sizes available in poplin and microfiber.

Completed advancement reports are always required for rank advancements! If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org or by phone at 512-617-8630.
Schlitterbahn Tickets Now Available At Shop

Planning a summertime trip to Schlitterbahn? Buy your tickets at the Scout Shop and save a few bucks. You can pay for them using your Scout Shop unit account. Here are the discounted prices we're able to offer:
  • Scout Days at Schlitterbahn (June 4-30; Saturdays excluded) - $35.99 Adult and Child
  • 1 Day Adult General Admission - $47.59 (reg $50.99) - valid all season, no blackout dates
  • 1 Day Child/Senior Admission - $37.39 (reg $38.99) - valid all season, no blackout dates
If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org or by phone at 512-617-8630.
Fickett Center
Meet At Fickett

The Frank Fickett Center is not just a great building for all of your Scouting events; we also take reservations for groups outside of Scouting. It is a
wonderful place for meetings, trainings, corporate retreats, holiday parties, or any other need your company might have. We can accommodate groups up to 300 people, have in house A/V, and very competitive rates - including a special rate for nonprofit and government groups. If you would like more information, please email our Facility Sales Manager Andra Allen at facilitysales@scouting.org.
May Discount Offer

May 7, 2017 - Round Rock Express vs. Oklahoma City
  • Dell Diamond, Round Rock
  • Pre-game parade on the field at 12:15pm
  • First pitch at 1:05pm
  • Half-price tickets offered to Scouts and their families
  • CLICK HERE to get ticket purchase form
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