Lost Pines Boy Scout
Room in Week One!

Due to a last minute change, we now have space available in Week 1 for Summer Camp at Lost Pines! There is also space in Week 5. To register, please contact Keri Smeaton at keri.smeaton@scouting.org.
Venturing Extreme Summer Camp

Venturing Extreme Summer Camp is only half full - so if members of your crew are looking for a fun week, sign up now! 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
Explore The Rainforest With TechLab

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. There are five week-long sessions in June and July.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register
Few Spots Left For Summer NYLT Week 2

Fewer than 10 spots remain for this summer's week 2 NYLT course. NYLT is a week-long course that gives Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers the skills to lead their peers.

CLICK HERE to register for the June 11-16 course
CLICK HERE to learn more
MEGA Training
MEGA Training In May

Come make new friends and find all your training needs in one MEGA-fun packed weekend, May 19-21 at Lost Pines! CLICK HERE to visit our page for more information.
Chaplain Patch
Chaplain Training 
Are you a new Unit Chaplain or Chaplain Aide in need of training? Are you interested in learning more about the religious emblems program, and helping more Scouts in your unit earn a religious emblem in their faith? Join us for Chaplain Training during Mega Training Weekend at Lost Pines Scout Reservation May 19-21. Register for Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Classroom Training on Friday evening, May 19 from 7pm to 9pm, and Chaplain Outdoor Training from 8am Saturday, May 20 to Noon Sunday, May 21.

Once you've registered, visit our Chaplain's page and download the Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Handbook and complete the Chaplain's Fast Start training. For more information contact Maria Talamo, 512-299-7771, mariatalamo@me.com.
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:

May 17 - Classroom Youth Protection Training (at Cabela's in Buda)
May 19-20 - Wilderness First Aid Training (at Lost Pines)
May 19-21 - Rifle Instructor Training
May 20 - Basic Archery Instructor Certification
June 2-3 - Range Officer Safety Training
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

The following individuals have made generous contributions to Scouting in memory or in honor of the following individuals:

In memory of Jerry Jennings
Ann Love, Mark Love, Gary and Leigh Wyatt

In memory of Don McCullough
Wanda Page

In memory of Carolyn Parker
George Ramsey III

In memory of Beau Ross
Kathleen Panoff

In memory of Mick McAllister
Ann Love
Shop Notes

Summer is almost here and we have many ideas/supplies to keep your Boy Scout busy while school is out (Merit Badges related to woodcraft, leathercraft, first aid, wilderness survival to name a few).

Headed to Summer Camp? We have new Boy Scout T-shirts for class B uniforms. Plus, we have backpacks, hydration supplies, first aid kits, headlamps, caps/hats, hiking staffs, sock liners, mess kits and much more.

Yes, it's true - Youth X-large khaki uniform shirts will be available soon (in poplin and microfiber).

The Scout Shop staff thanks each participant of the online shopping survey - improvements are underway! If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at cacshop@scouting.org 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 cacshop@scouting.org 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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