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"But," you ask, "why does it say 'Troop 234' in some places?" It's by design; you may click HERE if you want to know the answer!

Special Virtual COVID Safety Officer (CSO) Training

Posted by cgibson on May 15 2021 - 1:09pm
The Capitol Area Council's Training Committee cordially invites our District Scouters to this Wednesday's special Training Committee Meeting. The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be dedicated to COVID Safety Officer (CSO) Training.
This training is open to anyone in the Council, and at the end of the training a link will be provided to allow you to add credit for this course this to your official training record.
Having trained CSO's at unit, district and council-level events is a vital component of our COVID camp re-opening process. Did you know that:
  • Unit activities on Council properties with more than 75 overall attendees requires one trained CSO for every 25 attendees
  • District and Council activities need a COVID Safety Plan, supplemental applications, and at least one trained CSO to take place
Please visit our district web site for more information. And please save the date to attend this Zoom meeting:
What: COVID Safety Office Training (as part of Training Committee meeting)
When: Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 PM
Where: Zoom (click here, or copy the link below)
Meeting ID: 598 665 9452
Password: 77URv9brJ_
Phone: US +1 (346) 248-7799,,5986659452#

Webelos Woods 2020 Has Gone Virtual

Posted by cgibson on Nov 5 2020 - 9:03pm

Our traditional Webelos Woods day was virtualized due to COVID-19. Please visit our all new Webelos Woods special website to find out how YOU can "Be A Scout" and get into Scouts BSA!


Youth Protection Training

Posted by cgibson on Nov 5 2020 - 8:59pm

Two years ago, all existing adult leaders needed to complete the "new" Youth Protection Training, so many of us will need to renew our YPT this year in order to recharter! Please don't wait until the last minute, as the online systems might get crushed.

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers and is a joining requirement.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
  • Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training

COVID-19 and District Activities

Posted by cgibson on Mar 13 2020 - 2:47pm

The message below may be accessed via this URL at any time: https://conta.cc/2IH2P61

To all of our Bee Cave District Scouters: our district committee, together with the Capitol Area Council staff and volunteers are focused on the safety of the youth and volunteers we serve. As we monitor the Texas Department of Health Services and the CDC for the current status and best practices for monitoring and mitigating the Coronavirus impact, we wanted to share the most recent information from the Council as well as our local district impacts.


The Capitol Area Council has already postponed the March 21 STEMboree event as well as the March 28 Volunteer Award Reception. Our Bee Cave District Camporee, originally scheduled for April 3-5, has also been postponed.

The Rare Merit Badge University, scheduled for April 25, is still planned at this time as we continue to monitor events.

Based on evolving guidance about group meetings, the Council strongly recommends that until March 31, 2020 all District-level meetings be conducted through video- or tele-conference. Units should decide among their leadership, families, and chartered organization about whether to postpone meetings, campouts, and other activities.

Current updates from the Capitol Area Council on the Coronavirus impact on council operations can be found here:

We will send an additional update later this month. Thanks for your support of Scouting.

Stephanie Cook
Bee Cave District Chair

District Rare Merit Badge University

Posted by cgibson on Mar 1 2020 - 9:08pm

Troops 70 and 72 are hosting the first annual (?) Bee Cave District Rare Merit Badge University on April 25, 2020. The event will be open to Scouts in all local Troops. This is a unique opportunity to find classes in many of the 30 least-often-earned merit badges!

  • When: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sign-In Opens 8:00 AM
  • Where: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Registration is open now! Please click here or on the link below:

Merit Badges Offered - subject to change based on registrations:

Important: BRING BLUE CARDS - no electronic tracking of merit badge requirements is being offered. We're going old school! Blue. Cards.

Plant Science
Dog Care
Stamp Collecting*
Landscape Architecture
Insect Studies
American Business
Veterinary Medicine
American Cultures*
Public Health

* expected to be complete, though some have prerequisites. This is our first time offering this, so we're learning as we go, too!

There may be a Tenderfoot / Second Class advancement track. We may add Skating but it would be offsite. 

Lunch is not provided, but there are a ton of local restaurants and delivery places, and plenty of time to get lunch.

Parents may be asked to hang around to help assure two-deep leadership for all classes. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR YPT CERTIFICATE SO YOU CAN BE PRESSED INTO SERVICE.

A Message from the Bee Cave District Chair

Posted by cgibson on Feb 19 2020 - 3:07pm
Hello everyone - first I would like to thank each of you for the tremendous amount of time that you give to Scouting, and as your District Chair I want to apologize if you spent any part of yesterday addressing the national BSA bankruptcy through questions or comments from others. I respect that your time is valuable and your volunteer position should focus on your unit needs rather than addressing decisions made outside our purview.
I too was surprised to learn of the news and at the District level we coordinated to update our District website with information mirroring the information from the Council and National organizations. As you move through the next week and scouting events, our website has information to answer questions or comments. If you find that the public information does not answer your specific questions, or you need assistance with responding to questions of others, please feel free to reach out to me or the council directly.
I would also respectfully ask that our message be consistent throughout the BCD units. I cannot speculate on the motivations prompting National BSA’s decision and I respect each individual’s need to seek redress for wrongful acts endured as a child. I was present at the Senate hearings this last year when the Texas Olympic female gymnasts testified in favor of legislation extending the time to file complaints for abuse. Their stories, and the stories of other abused children, affected me deeply and are chilling to recall. I know that each of you work hard to ensure the safety of our children and I appreciate your continued efforts and dedication. 
It is my sincere hope that you will not encounter negative comments or repercussions based on your association with Scouting.  If you feel that your youth or adults, including your chartered organization, need to discuss the bankruptcy or motivations, please let me know and we can coordinate efforts to respond. I acknowledge and appreciate that each of you volunteer hundreds of hours to youth in this District and I hope that this email and the information the District has provided will assist in easing any burden created by the bankruptcy news.
Thank you again,
Stephanie Cook
Bee Cave District Chair

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