Texas Trails Council | Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts at Camp Billy Gibbons

Webelos and Cub Scouts at Camp Tonkawa

  • June 17-21 - Webelos Resident Camp
  • June 24-28 - Cub Scout Resident Camp
  • Jaime Limas, (325) 668-8576, jaime.limas@scouting.org

Interviews To Be Held

  • Council Service Center, 3811 N. 1st St., Abilene, TX 79603
    Monday May 7 to Thursday, May 10
    After 5:00 PM
  • OA Fellowship at Camp Billy Gibbons, May 19
  • Based on your schedule

Boy Scout Summer Camp

  • June 3-9 - Staff Week
  • June 10-16 - Boy Scout Camp Week 1
  • June 17-23 - Boy Scout Camp Week 2
  • June 24-30 - Boy Scout Camp Week 3

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Camp Tonkawa

  • June 11-15 | Day Camp @ Camp Tonkawa
  • June 17-21 | Webelos Resident Camp @ Camp Tonkawa
  • June 24-28 | Resident Camp @ Camp Tonkawa

Old Comanche Trail District

  • June 10-12 - Old Comanche Trail Eastland
  • June 14-16 - Old Comanche Trail Stephenville

Pecan Valley District

  • June 17-19 - Pecan Valley Brownwood
  • June 21-23 - Pecan Valley Lometa

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Summer Camp Fees Deadlines

Boy Scouts

May 18 - All Fees Due including camp deposit, camper fees, and class fees

  May 18 After May 18
Youth $245 $275
Adult $125 $145

If you have new Boy Scouts or Webelos that transition to Boy Scouts after May 18, please contact the service center for payment allowances.

Webelos & Cub Scout Resident Camp

  May 25 After May 25
Youth $125 $175
Leader $80 $100
Part-Time Leader $30 per day $40 per day

If you have new Scouts or Webelos Leaders joining Scouting for the first time after May 25, please contact he service center for payment allowances.

Buffalo Mountain District Cub Scout Day Camps

  May 31 After May 31
Cub Scout $75 $90

Old Comanche Trail and Pecan Valley District Day Camps

  May 31 After May 31
Cub Scout $45 $55
Community Youth $67 $77

Face to Face Youth Protection UPDATE

We have just been informed by BSA National Council that the State of Texas has ruled that BSA's new online Youth Protection Training will satisfy state law regarding all licensed youth camps. This means:

If you have completed the new BSA online Youth Protection Training course on or after March 13, 2018, you no longer need to take a classroom-facilitated version of the course in order to camp with your unit at a licensed camp (camps of four or more days).

What does this mean for you? If you have not yet taken the new BSA online Youth Protection Training course, you must do so by October 1, 2018 ... or you won't be able to recharter with your unit at year-end.

To take the new online Youth Protection Training, please visit my.scouting.org or complete the face to face facilitator version to satisfy the State requirement.

  • Thurs, May 10 - Wylie Baptist Church, Abilene
  • Thurs, May 17 - First Baptist Church, Eastland RSVP
  • Thurs, May 24 - First United Methodist Church, Goldthwaite RSVP
  • May 31, 6:30 pm - Scout Hut in Clyde - Contact James Whitehead (325) 829-7808

Thank you for Your Contributions!
Thank you for your participation in Abilene Gives. Texas Trails Council was fortunate to receive $2,180 from 18 generous donors. Overall, the Community Foundation of Abilene raised $551,892 for 111 organizations.

Penateka Lodge Spring Fellowship
May 18-20 | Camp Billy Gibbons

Please join us as we prepare Camp Billy Gibbons for the 2018 summer camp programs. This will be the last opportunity for the 2017 Ordeal Candidates to become members of the Order. Brotherhood will also be available. Learn More

The lodge will provide lunch to those who come out for Donkey Day on Saturday.

Scouts Meet BSA Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh
5 youth from Penateka Lodge had the pleasure of eating lunch with Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh at the Very Important Arrowmen lunch. Pictured here are

  • Michael Surbaugh (seated)
  • Slade Young, 2017-2018 SR2 Section Chief (standing behind Mr. Surbaugh)
  • Cameron Taylor
  • Riley Bilbrey
  • Hadyn Johnson
  • Leif Johnson
  • Clayton Dement (not pictured)

Mr. Surbaugh addressed adults and other youth members later that day. Arrowmen in attendance received a special Chief Scout Executive patch.

Local Scouts Attend Concave

29 members of Penateka Lodge attended Conclave at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, April 20-22 near Bridgeport, Texas. 16 youth and 12 adults participated in a great weekend of training, fellowship, and fun. Highlights included the
  • F-16 Flight Simulators
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Civil War Re-enactment
  • Pow-Wow
  • Ceremonies Competitions
  • Shooting Sports
  • Climbing Tower
  • Vigil Rededication Ceremony
  • Patch Trading
  • Leadership Training

Elections were held Sunday for the 2018-2019 Section Officers. New officers are: Connor Schee, Chief; Brody Humphries, Vice Chief; and Nate Humphries, Secretary. These officers will lead Southern Region Section 2 at the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), October business meeting, January TRIAD, and the 2019 Conclave.

The Council of Chiefs voted to have the 2019 Conclave at George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation on the banks of Lake Murval southwest of Carthage, TX.

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The Boy Scouts of America Organization Name is Not Changing, and Other Facts to Set the Record Straight

The Boy Scouts of America organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America. It is not changing.

Reports started circulating on Wednesday, May 2, concerning the update to the Boy Scout program name. That program currently serves boys ages 11 through 17. Beginning February 2019, the Boy Scout program name will change to “Scouts BSA” and will begin serving girls, as well as boys. Read More

BSA Launches ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign, Announces Older Youth Program Name
The BSA is making history with two big announcements: First, we are unveiling the new “Scout Me In” campaign featuring girls, as well as boys, in our iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. The campaign speaks to kids and their friends by putting them in the middle of the action. This also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them to be Prepared. For Life.

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NEW - Hazardous Weather Training
BSA has released a new online Hazardous Weather Training (SCO_800) that replaces WS81. Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.  Please review this website for more information.

Uniform Updates - Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos
Beginning in 2018, several rolling uniform transitions will begin taking place within Cub Scouts. To streamline the uniform process for parents, the rank insignia, neckerchief, hat, and Handbook/Leader Guide will begin to color coordinate for each rank.

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Lion is transitioning from a Pilot to an official Cub Scout rank and program beginning with the 2018-2019 program year. Recognizing the success of the national Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors have approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program. This will empower chartered partners with packs to offer the experience to kindergarten-age children nationwide.

Learn More About The Transition

Other Reference Material

Adult Adventure Weekend @ Summit Bechtel Reserve
June 20-24

Attention adult leaders! Unleash Your Inner Scout! Programs Include Aerial, Wheels, Water, Shooting, Biking, Rafting, Evening Workshops and More.

Reserve Your Adventure

New Scouting Mobile App

BSA recently released the new Scouting App for Android and iPhone.


  • Track a Scout’s advancement
  • Track logs like service hours, hiking, and camping
  • View parent and/or Scout profile
  • Provide parent access to your Scouts’ accounts

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Southern Region Week @ Philmont
July 8-16

The Southern Region invites all council, district & unit volunteers to join them for a special week of training. They will present several courses including:

  • Council Key 3
  • District Key 3
  • Welcoming Girls – Family Scouting
  • Leading Diversity
  • Visual Storytelling-Marketing the Stories of Scouting
  • Strengthening Leadership Teams

Unable to attend Week 5? Philmont has many options to fit your schedule.

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NEW - Philmont Family Adventure
The new Philmont Family Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before. This adventure is open to all registered members of the BSA and their families. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, crafts, shooting sports, and horseback riding

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VenturingFest 2018 - July 1 to 6 - Summit Bechtel Reserve
VenturingFest is a special Scouting event open to registered Venturers, Scouts and adult leaders across the U.S. This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the Summit. Activities include rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

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Summit Adventure Leadership Training
The Summit Adventure Leadership Training (SALT) provides an opportunity for Scouts and Venturers to enjoy the adventures available at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and learn how to be a high adventure champion in their units, district and council. Several dates are available.

Learn More

July 22 to August 9, 2019
Summit Bechtel Reserve - West Virginia, USA

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Wolfe Family Scout Service Center

   3811 North 1st St.
   Abilene, TX 79603
   Phone (325) 677-2688
   Fax (325) 677-2923

Scout Shop Hours
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Upcoming Events

May 18-21
OA Fellowship @ Camp Billy Gibbons

May 19
Donkey Day @ Camp Billy Gibbons

Jun 10-16
Boy Scout Camp

Jun 10-12
OCT NORTH Cub Day Camp

Jun 11-15
BM Cub Day Camp

Jun 14-16
OCT SOUTH Cub Day Camp

Jun 17-23
Boy Scout Camp

Jun 17-19
PV NORTH Cub Day Camp

Jun 21-23
PV SOUTH Cub Day Camp

Jun 17-21
Webelos Resident Camp

Jun 24-30
Boy Scout Camp

Jun 24-28
BM Cub Day Camp

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