Texas Trails Council | Boy Scouts of America

Council Service Center and Scout Shop Closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day


Boy Scout Summer Camp
  • 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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Boy Scouts at Camp Billy Gibbons

Webelos and Cub Scouts at Camp Tonkawa

Interviews To Be Held - Based on your schedule


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 Fee 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

Community Relations - Service Project Opportunities

Abilene Disc Golf Association at Lake Abilene

  • Sat. June 2, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wear work clothes and bring gloves. Volunteers will be moving brush and debris.
  • Contact and confirm participation with Keith Carroll at (325) 201-2485 or Erik Johnson at (325) 439-0186

Abilene Outdoor Adventures
Sat. June 2, 2018

Outdoor Adventures is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Grover Nelson Park in Abilene. Activities for kids include fishing, archery, geocaching, camping demos, fitness, and more. Volunteers Needed!

Learn More on our community relations page


Face to Face Youth Protection UPDATE

Upcoming Events

  • May 31, 6:30 pm - Scout Hut in Clyde - Contact James Whitehead (325) 829-7808

BSA recently announced - 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.


Area 2 SR Training Weekend | July 28-29
Fairview, TX

The first ever annual Area Training Conference will be held July 28th and 29th,2018 (Saturday and Sunday). The purpose of this conference is to share information and help develop plans to greatly improve training results in all Area 2 Councils prior to upcoming primary volunteer fall recruitment period. We are asking the following positions to attend:

  • Area 2, Southern Region Training Committee members
  • Council training Chairs
  • District Training Chairs
  • Council and District Key Threes
  • Any other positions involved in training or wishing to contribute to learning success

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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.


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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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.

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NESA World Explorer Program

The National Eagle Scout Association’s World Explorers Program pairs stellar Eagle Scouts with world-class researchers at sites around the globe. 

Since the program's launch in 2012, over fifty Eagle Scouts have earned the distinction to be considered a NESA World Explorer. These young men have assisted researchers in destinations including the Galápagos Islands, Mammoth Cave, Amazon rainforest and South Africa.
 


Eagle Scout Project of the Week

Eagle Project Welcomes Captain America and Other Superheroes to Children’s Shelter

Scout Joe Nicholson wanted to launch an Eagle Scout project that would brighten the lives of children who might not get the chance to smile everyday. He knew that Harbor House served children and families that had been affected by domestic abuse, and he wanted to provide the youth with role models they could trust, while also letting kids just be kids. That’s why Nicholson launched Harbor Heroes in 2016 with the help of some friends. Learn More

Find more ideas for Eagle Scout Service Projects


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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Resources for Volunteers @ BSA Brand Center

Materials are centered on five activity areas - fishing, rockets, biking, canoeing, and slime.

Download and customize at the BSA Brand Center


Our Partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Message from Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive - May 9, 2018

Many of you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been a chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America for more than a century. I’ve been grateful for our long-standing chartered partnership that has provided countless boys across the country with character- and leadership-building experiences through our programs. Our movement has benefitted greatly from the thousands of Scout leaders who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored units. Read More

Asst. Scoutmaster and Former Burmese Refugee Explains How Scouting Changed His Life

TC is the first Eagle Scout from Burma in the last 60 years – but it wasn’t long ago that he says he was in jeopardy of potentially joining a gang. Now an assistant Scoutmaster, the Eagle says Scouting made a significant impact on his life as he adjusted to American life and learned to make positive choices in his new home.
 


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.

Features

  • 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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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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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

Service Center
& Scout Shop Hours
Monday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 
Tuesday-Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
 
Upcoming Events
 

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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