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 Winter Camp 2016  

Winter Camp is a great opportunity for troops to camp and Boy Scouts to earn merit badges, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.  Winter Camp will give scouts a chance to learn new skills and have fun while working on advancement so they are one step closer to being an Eagle Scout.

Come join the fun.  Winter Camp will be held at Camp Sol Mayer and starts on Tuesday, December 27th through Friday December 30th.

More information can be found by clicking on the link below.  We look forward to seein' you there.


 Silver Beaver Nominations  

Nominate a Worthy Scouter

The Silver Beaver is a national award, presented by the local council at our Annual Recognition Dinner. It is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer 21 or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon, and a square knot to wear on a uniform.


The nomination for the Silver Beaver Award consists of three parts:

  • Noteworthy service of exceptional character to non-Scouting youth

  • Exceptional service to the BSA

  • Service or standing within the community or community organization

To nominate someone you think deserves this honor, complete the Silver Beaver Nomination Form found at the following link:

 Silver Beaver Nomination form

Nominations will not be considered for professional Scouters or council employees within five years of their leaving employment with BSA. Nominations cannot be made for posthumous awards. Self-nominations are not allowed.


Nominations for the Silver Beaver award are due December 10, 2016

Questions can be directed to Devin at


Annual Volunteer and Eagle Recognition Banquet

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Sutton County 4-H Civic Center
1700 N. Crockett
Sonora, TX

The Texas Southwest Council is trying something new this year. The Council Banquet location was chosen to provide more equal travel time for all our Scouts, families, friends, mentors and guests.  Note that we are also starting the event earlier in the day.  We encourage each of you to support your Troop’s Eagles and leaders by attending this year’s celebration.  A speaker will not be on the program this year so that more recognition will be included.

Please... return the form, linked below, before January 18th to avoid a late fee.

Recognition include:

Unit Leader of Merit
Veteran Service
Adult Eagles
Past Silver Beaver Recipients
2016 Eagle Class
Eagle Class Namesake

Awards include:

Adams Award (2016 Eagle)
Soaring Eagle Award (young adult)
Outstanding Eagle Scout (adult)
Journey to Excellence
Popcorn Sales
Silver Beaver


 Taste of Adventure-2017  

Come join the fun next year at the Texas Southwest's "Taste of Adventure" weekends. These weekends will be full of HIGH ADVENTURE !!!


February 17-19 (Camp Sol Mayer)
August 4-6 (Camp Fawcett)
October 27-29 (Camp Sol Mayer)


Cowboy Action Shooting
Shotgun Shooting
Tomahawk Throwing

Other activities include: a survival hike, cantina show, and a late night movie.

COST $20.00 and is open to all Boy Scouts, Ventures and Explorers.

Make your reservations now by completing the form linked here and returning it to the Council office.

* if available