Class Of 2017 Eagle Reception

The Capitol Area Council reception for 2017 Eagle Scouts will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Eagle Scouts, families, friends, and troop/team/crew/ship members are invited to attend. Each 2017 Eagle Scout will receive a letter in the mail by early February with detailed instructions. CLICK HERE for more information. 
Lost Pines
Summer Is Coming

Camp is filling up quickly! Weeks 1, 2, and 3 are already at capacity and weeks 4-7 are filling up quickly. Come experience the best camp in central Texas and join our fun and amazing staff for a summer you won't forget. For more information, visit www.lpsr.org.  Click the "Reserve Your Spot" button, fill out the form, and email it to 564roster@scouting.org. Questions? Call 512-617-8650.  
Looking For A Few Good Staffers

Are you looking for a fun way to spend your summer? Join our amazing team of seasoned staffers for a summer job that is second to none. We are looking for ages 16 and older to staff our program areas, 15-year-olds for Counselors in Training, and a few older staffers for Medic, Trading Post Director and a second ATV Instructor. Interested? Learn more at lpsrstaff.org.  
Register Now For Spring Hornaday

Interested in the natural world and conservation? Join your fellow Scouts at the Spring Hornaday Award Weekend, April 20-22 at Lost Pines, to start your journey to earning Scouting's highest conservation award. Classes are all taught by professionals in each field. Project advisors will be on hand to help you start planning your Hornaday Project. We are also partnering with our council's STEM/NOVA committee to offer more class options during the weekend. Event is for Boy Scouts but any youth may join us for the our "Take Care of Texas" Conservation Project on Sunday morning 9am at Lost Pines (please contact Jessica Snider if you are interested in attending just the conservation project). CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to register.
2018 Council Award Recipients

Join us on Saturday, March 24, from 1pm-4pm at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center to honor an outstanding group of Scouters and community leaders. There is no charge to attend, but we do need you to register to get a headcount for refreshments. CLICK HERE for a list of award recipients and a link to register.
TechLab Summer Day Camp

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 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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Leadership Training For Older Scouts

Only 3 spots remain for our Spring Break NYLT course! But never fear, we still have space available for both of our summer courses. Register your older Scout for this amazing week of developing youth leadership skills. More information at bsacac.org/nylt.

It's Not Training; It's MEGA Training

From BALOO to IOLS to Swimming and Water Rescue to Wilderness First Aid, we have something for everyone. Come get your training at the beautiful Lost Pines and network with Scouters from all over our council. New this year:  Trainer's Edge - the course for anyone who wants to be a better speaker/presenter/instructor. Register today by visiting bsacac.org/mega_training.  
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Additional Upcoming Training

Here are courses 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:

Registration Open For 2019 World Jamboree

You can now sign up to take part in the 24th World Scout Jamboree, happening July 22-August 2, 2019, at the Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base in West Virginia. CLICK HERE for FAQs page with links to more information and to register.

Want to know more about the World Jamboree? CLICK HERE for an update from our council's International Scouting Committee.
2018 Philmont Unit, Provisional Crew Openings

We have openings on a potential 2018 Provisional Crew to Philmont Scout Ranch. Our council's High Adventure Committee is looking for youth and adults from units that do not have enough participants for a full 12 person Crew. They will train and coordinate with crewmembers from other units to form a full 12 person crew. The price for the contingent is $1330 per person, which includes travel, Philmont fee, food, travel bags, and patches. The travel dates are June 24, 2018, to July 7, 2018. For more information, please contact the Philmont Council Contingent Advisor Mark McDermott at mcdermott@austin.rr.com.

Troop 1105 from Walburg has openings on a two week Philmont expedition this summer scheduled for July 13-July 25. If you have interested, please contact David Baylor at 512-567-3472.
2019 Philmont Council Contingent Openings

Our High Adventure Committee is also looking for additional applications for our 2019 Philmont council contingent. The dates for a two week expedition in 2019 are Sunday, June 23, to Saturday, July 26. The cost for the expedition is estimated at $1368 per participant. For more information and to download a application package, go to
http://www.sccovington.com/philmont/.
In Memoriam

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

In memory of Kenneth Wallgren
Richard and Lynda Myers
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 Offers 

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

University of Texas baseball vs. Kansas

  • March 16, 17, 18
  • Details TBA

Round Rock Express vs. Iowa 

  • Sunday, May 6
  • Dell Diamond
  • Details TBA

Rock Rock Express vs. Reno (Scout Overnight) 

  • Friday, July 27
  • Dell Diamond
  • Details TBA
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