Lost Pines
You Can Still Sign Up For Boy Scout Summer Camp

It's not too late to experience all that Lost Pines has to offer for summer camp!  NEW THIS YEAR: July 8-15 will have a special Aquatics focus with special classes for Sea Scout skills (open to all) and highlighted by a Sea Scout Regatta! 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.  
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.

Shoot N' Splash N' Geocache

Have fun, stay cool, and test your skill at the Venturing Shoot N' Splash N' Geocache event on Saturday, April 28 from 9am to 4pm at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Activities include stand up paddle boarding, pistol and rifle shooting, archery, canoeing, bike-athalon, a geocaching challenge, volleyball tournament, and more! The cost is $10 per Scout. You can learn more and get the link to register by visiting bsacac.org/shooting_day
Venturing Extreme Summer Camp

Whether you are taking your crew to the next level or just starting up a new crew, we have a camp that can give you the experience you need to go out and start your own High Adventure experiences. June 25-29 at Lost Pines. CLICK HERE to learn more and get the link to register.
2018 Council Award Recipients

Scouters - there is limited seating for this free event! Please register now for the Volunteer Awards Reception on Saturday, March 24, from 1pm-4pm at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center. We will honor an outstanding group of Scouters and community leaders. There will be fellowship and light refreshments from 1pm-1:55pm, and then the program begins at 2pm. CLICK HERE for a list of award recipients and a link to register.
Spots Remain For 2019 World Jamboree

You still have time to sign up for the 24th World Scout Jamboree! Young women in Venturing and Sea Scouting are especially welcome. The World Jamboree is 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.
The Summit
Adult Adventure Weekend

The BSA's Adult Adventure Weekend offers all of the fun at the Summit Bechtel Reserve High Adventure Base, plus evening workshops on promoting high adventure to Scouts! It's happening June 20-24, 2018. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.   
2019 Philmont Council Contingent Openings

Time is running out for your unit to apply for one of the remaining 12 person crews in our 2019 council contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch. The final application deadline is April 30, 2018. The dates for the 10 day 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, go to http://www.sccovington.com/philmont/. CLICK HERE to download the application package.
Sea Scouts Spring Splash

A gathering of Sea Scout ships for fun and fellowship on Sunday, April 29, at Lost Pines. There is no program (other than playing with boats), no plan (other than show up and have a good time), and no lunch (so be sure to bring your own)! It's a great time to play with small sailboats (bring your own or use ours) and to get to know your fellow Sea Scouts. Contact Council Commodore Jim Graves at jimgraves2144@gmail.com with any questions. 

Scouters To Sailors?

Been a Boy Scout leader, interested in getting involved with Sea Scouting - but don't know how to start? Former Council Commodore and current Southern Region Commodore TW Cook has written the Sea Scouts for Scoutmasters guide make that transition even easier. This document explains Sea Scouts in terms familiar to you, and will help you get off to a great start in Sea Scouting. CLICK HERE to learn more and get the guide.
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Tonkawa Lodge "Smoke Signals"
  • Order of the Arrow Joint Fellowship of Tonkawa Lodge and Aina Topa Hutsi set for April 6-8 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation. At "Raiders of the Lost Pines" there will be loads of fun, competition, fellowship and patch trading!
  • Spring Assembly is set for May 4-6 at Lost Pines for newly elected candidates to complete their Ordeal and become official member of the Order.
  • National Order of the Arrow (NOAC) contingent will depart Austin on July 27 and return on August 5. "It Starts with Us" NOAC 2018 will be hosted by Indiana University. Time is running out for you to commit to attend this mountain top OA experience. Sign up today!
Visit www.tonkawa99.org for more information and to register for any of these events.
It's Not Training; It's MEGA Training

Make your Scouting program the best it can be by getting trained at MEGA Training May 18-20 at Lost Pines! Whether you are looking to complete required outdoor training or go beyond with Swimming and Water Rescue or Wilderness First Aid, we have a class for you. Register today by visiting bsacac.org/mega_training.  
Registration Open For Summer NYLT

Registration is open for our summer National Youth Leadership Training courses! This week-long course gives Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts 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. Visit bsacac.org/nylt for more information and a link to register. 
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:

Wood Badge 70th Anniversary Reunion

Have you taken Wood Badge? Mark your calendars for our Wood Badge Reunion on Sunday, May 20, from 1pm-6pm at Lost Pines. Come relive the fun with Gilwell assemblies, rockets, campfire and more. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information and come show your critter pride!  
Class Of 2017 Eagle Reception Photos, Videos

Photos from the morning and afternoon sessions of our Class of 2017 Eagle Scout reception are now available for you to download. CLICK HERE to see the album from the morning session, and CLICK HERE to see the album from the afternoon session.

Special thanks to our media partners KVUE for producing the video features of recent Eagle alums that were used in the Eagle reception programs! If you missed them, they're available on our council's YouTube account. CLICK HERE to see the feature of 2010 Eagle Hunter Gabbard. CLICK HERE to see the feature on 2010 Eagle Gareth Deakes.  
Adult Eagle Scout Networking Event

Eagle Scouts over 21 - join our council's National Eagle Scout Association for a networking event of fellow Eagles on Tuesday, April 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the Warren Wildlife Gallery. Please RSVP via Facebook as space is limited. 
Find Service Opportunities Easily

Figuring out where and how to serve is sometimes challenging for Scouts. The website JustServe.org has hundreds of service opportunities posted in our area. The site allows you to narrow your search and check off "suitable for all ages." This way, the results will only show projects suitable for youth under age 18. Many Scouts have also found Eagle Projects on JustServe.org, like Life Scout Dallin McCullough from Troop 193 in Pflugerville. He found "Foster Village" on JustServe.org and is now making preparations to build shelves for this wonderful organization that supports families with foster children for his Eagle Project. 
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.
Scout Discount Offers 

University of Texas baseball vs. Kansas
  • Friday, March 16
  • First pitch at 6:30pm
  • UFCU Disch-Falk Field
  • Discounted tickets for Scouts
  • Bring your glove and ball and play catch in the outfield and run the bases after the game
  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (use promo code SCOUTS) or call 512-471-3333 and mention the promo code
University of Texas baseball vs. Kansas
  • Saturday, March 17
  • First pitch at 2:30pm
  • UFCU Disch-Falk Field
  • Discounted tickets for Scouts
  • Bring your glove and ball and play catch in the outfield and run the bases after the game
  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (use promo code SCOUTS) or call 512-471-3333 and mention the promo code
University of Texas baseball vs. Kansas
  • Sunday, March 18
  • First pitch at 1:00pm
  • UFCU Disch-Falk Field
  • Discounted tickets for Scouts
  • Bring your glove and take part in a special postgame clinic with Texas baseball players
  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (use promo code SCOUTS) or call 512-471-3333 and mention the promo code
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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