Need More Summer Fun?

If your Boy Scout loves science and technology and wants an extra camp experience this summer, then TechLab is the place! 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. Remaining sessions are June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 17-21.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register
Lost Pines Boy Scout
Room in Week Five!

We still have space in Week 5 for Summer Camp at Lost Pines! To register, please contact Keri Smeaton at
Venturing Extreme Summer Camp

You can still get members of your crew into Venturing Extreme Summer Camp! Takes place June 26-30 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. We offer a later "wake up" for teens, First Aid certification, a canoe trip, floating the river, and much more!

CLICK HERE to register
CLICK HERE to learn more
Make Plans for Venturing Is Happening

Make plans now to attend Venturing is Happening, September 16 at Lost Pines! It's a weekend that's fun for those who are already in Venturing and Sea Scouting... but also a great opportunity to introduce potential new members to our exciting outdoor program. Bring a friend and take part in pistol shooting, tomahawk throwing, stand up paddleboarding, climbing, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting, and more!.

CLICK HERE to register
CLICK HERE to learn more
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:

July 22 - Unit Commissioner Basic Training
September 8-10, 22-24 - Powder Horn
October 13-15 and November 3-5 - Wood Badge
Check Your Records Now For Recharter Later

We know - feels like you just finished recharter. But our council commissioner corps says there's a little work you can do NOW that will make the next recharter easier. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Have questions? Ask your Unit Commissioner. 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 Planning
  • 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!
  • This and so much more can be found on our council's popcorn page - visit now, visit often
Shop Notes

Summer Hours are now in effect and run through August 12, as our staff helps support the trading post at Lost Pines. This means the Steve Matthews Scout Shop will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Are you headed to NYLT or Jamboree this summer? We have all your last-minute uniform needs covered. Is there a hiking or camping trip in your future? The Scout Shop carries many of the top 10 items you'll find on any hiking or camping list. Will your Scout be working on any merit badges over the summer? Come see the friendly staff in your Scout Shop for ideas - we are happy to help you.

We hope you have a great summer! If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at 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 or by phone at 512-617-8630.
Summer Discount Offer

July 7, 2017 - Round Rock Express vs. Oklahoma City
  • Dell Diamond, Round Rock
  • Pre-game parade on the field at 6:10pm
  • First pitch at 7:05pm
  • Scout overnight at Dell Diamond
  • Post-game fireworks
  • Half-price tickets offered to Scouts and their families
  • CLICK HERE to get ticket purchase form
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