Upcoming Training

Here are courses in the next ~60 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:

October 19-23 - C.O.P.E. Level II Training
October 22 - Scoutmaster Specific Training (Blackland Prairie District)
October 26-30 - Climbing Level II Natural Area Qualification
November 4-6 - Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster/IOLS Training combined (Chisholm Trail District)
November 5 - Scoutmaster Specific Training (Sacred Springs District)
November 5 - Troop Committee Challenge (Sacred Springs District)
November 5 - Crew Committee Challenge (Sacred Springs District)
November 5 - Venturing Advisor Specific Training (Sacred Springs District)
November 5 - Den Chief Training (for youth - Sacred Springs District)
November 5 - Train the Chartered Organization Representative
November 5 - Path to Eagle Scout Training (for youth - Thunderbird District)
November 5 - Shotgun Instructor Course
November 12 - Scoutmaster Specific Training (during Colorado River Camporee)
December 3 - Trainer's EDGE
Good Turn In 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 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

Lost Pines
A "Cool" Camping Experience

Register for Boy Scout Winter Camp! Enjoy the best time of year at Lost Pines and choose from more than 30 merit badges - many Eagle required. Sessions December 19-23 and December 26-30.

CLICK HERE to registration information
CLICK HERE for the Leader Guide
Fewer Than 10 Spots Remain For Winter 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. The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must be, what he/she must know, and what he/she must do - with a clear focus on how to accomplish all this.  

December 27-31, 2016 - CLICK HERE to register
2017 Philmont Council Contingent Openings

There are currently openings for the 2017 Contingent for both intact crews and individual Scouts/Adults. Philmont has extended the application deadline until January 31, 2017.

CLICK HERE to see crew openings
CLICK HERE to get the application package
Additionally, there are openings on the Philmont Opportunity Crew for financially challenged Scouts. Generous scholarships are available.

CLICK HERE for information about the POC  
CLICK HERE for the POC application package
New Contests To Power Your Popcorn 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
Order Of The Arrow Fall Assembly

Tonkawa Lodge's Fall Assembly was a huge success thanks to all the volunteers and candidates who showed up. 113 candidates took part in the Ordeal experience and 166 members attended. The weekend was full of fellowship and great service back to our home camp, Lost Pines Scout Reservation (2,232 man-hours total).

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Byron Lockhart Eagle Scholarships

Did you know that there are scholarship opportunities specifically for Eagle Scouts in our council, looking to further their education? Applications for the Byron Lockhart Eagle Scout Scholarships are due to our council officer by December 1.

CLICK HERE to get the Lockhart Eagle Scholarship application
CLICK HERE to learn more about additional Eagle Scholarships available
Help Recognize 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
Reception For Class of 2016 Eagle Scouts

All Capitol Area Eagle Scouts who earned their Eagle rank in 2016 are invited to attend a reception in their honor on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center. More information will be available in mid-January, and this information will be mailed to the Eagle Scouts at that time. This event is for the Eagle Scouts, their families, their friends and their unit leaders and Scouts.

For more information please contact
Scout Shop Notes

Happy Autumn! The Matthews Scout Shop has all your uniform, merit badge, and advancement needs covered. Are you looking for just the right acknowledgement gift for an Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster, NYLT graduate, or rank advancement?  Consider a Northwest Territorial Mint engravable coin or medallion. Remember the holidays are around the corner; the lighted collectible Scouting village now comes in miniature ornaments. See you soon! 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 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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