Volunteer Award Nominations Due December 1   
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.
Find Service Ideas For November  

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!
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.
Thanks For Two Great Events!   

Thank you to everyone who attended our Cub Adventure and Tiger Days and helping to make those events a success!  We have lots of photos posted on our Facebook group and would love for you to add yours!
Upcoming Cub Scout Training Available   

(Links are either registration links or to email the course leader)

University Of Scouting In January   

Save the Date! University of Scouting will be back on January 27, 2018! Watch for more details in December in this newsletter and on our web page.
Save The Date For Report To State   

Mark your calendars and register for the 2018 Report to State on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Help turn Congress Avenue into a river of Scouts as we march from the Congress Avenue/Ann Richards Bridge, up to the south steps of the Texas Capitol. Plan to tour the historic Texas Capitol, visit monuments and other venues in Austin to make the event
memorable one for youth, parents and Scouters. Registration is now open. CLICK HERE for details and to register.
STEMboree In March   

STEMboree is an event open to all Cub Scouts and their families at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center. There will be awesome STEM and NOVA classes, a STEM Midway with a hands-on periodic table, lasers, rockets, chemicals, engineering, moon rocks, NASA, science, math, and much, much more! Midway is free, classes will be $8 each. Registration will open January 1, 2018.
In Memoriam 

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

In memory of Rusty Turley
The Soule Family
Lolla Page
Paul and Martha
Walter Bissex and Christina Shaheen
Mark Hagerty
William Nalle
Erika Nieman
The members and staff of Austin Country Club
The team at Antonelli's Cheese Shop
Atchley and Associates

In memory of Richard Newell
Dorothy Miller

In memory of Robert N. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. William Watson

In memory of Eric Wade Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones

In memory of H. William Davis
Rod Coffin
Shop Notes 

Holidays are right around the corner - be prepared! We have a great selection of camping gear, leather and wood kits, and stocking stuffers for your Cubs.

Please note the upcoming changes to our business hours:
  • Friday, November 17 - Scout Shop will open at 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 22 - Scout Shop will close at 2:00pm and remain closed through Sunday, November 26 for Thanksgiving
  • December 22-25 - Scout Shop will be closed for Christmas
  • December 27-January 1 - Scout Shop will be closed for inventory and New Year's
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 Events 

Harlem Globetrotters
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 7pm
  • Frank Erwin Center
  • Discounted tickets for Scouts and Scouting families
  • Discount on pre-game "Magic Pass" program
  • CLICK HERE for a flyer
  • To purchase tickets, call 512-232-4343 or email groupsales@erwin.utexas.edu (deadline 3pm January 25)
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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