New Scouts and Webelos

New scouts, webelos candidates and parents Troop 70 welcomes you!  With so many great options to join Scouting, we want to make sure you have all the info you need to make the best decision.  Here is why you should strongly consider Toop 70:

Who we are:

Boy Scout Troop 70 is a diverse group of boys from across both Eanes and Lake Travis ISD’s united by a common bond embodied in the Scout Oath.

Troop Size:

With 90 middle & high school aged boys we are not the smallest nor the biggest.  This is beneficial because with this size troop we allow ample opportunity for Scouts to learn and lead both within the patrol and across the troop.

What makes Troop 70 unique:

Troop 70 holds firmly to being boy led, so that Scouts are quickly taught responsibility for themselves and to each other.  Patrols are mixed age, allowing for more experienced Scouts to reinforce what they have learned and pass those skills on to new Scouts.  Drawing from two different school districts creates a diverse mix of Scouts and parent volunteers that provide a welcoming environment for both new Scouts and their parents to quickly belong. Our boys LOVE to camp - so every month includes a camp out of some kind.  Due to our size we also benefit from access to week long high-adventure camps, out of state camps plus a local (TX) camp in the summer months.

When and where does Troop 70 meet:

 Troop 70 meets at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church on the corner of Bee Caves Road and Barton Creek Blvd. (7127 Bee Caves Rd.).  Meetings are Mondays at 7pm, except for the Monday following a campout or holiday. 

What is planned for new Scouts & Webelos:

 We strongly encourage attending at least one of our weekly meetings and one campout to experience all Troop 70 has to offer. The following key dates are dedicated for prospective Scouts:

  • Webelos Woods - Saturday (9/29) at Camp Mabry. We will be there along with several troops in the Bee Cave District to preview all the fun activities we do together.
  • Trebouchet (Catapult) & Pumpkin Chucking Campout, Friday-Sunday (11/2-11/4), location TBD.   Come join us on this fun-filled campout where the prospective boys will join patrols and experience the best scouting has to offer during this popular weekend.
  • Biking Campout, Friday-Sunday (11/30-12/2), location TBD. Boys are invited to bring their bikes, are paired up in Patrols during this fun-filled weekend.

What else is planned for the 2018-2019 season:

As an active Troop we have a full calendar of events which you can view here.  Most Webelos 2's coming to join the troop will be eligible to join our March campouts and past.  We also plan to host a new scout campout in March to orient incoming scouts with the leadership team and teach some skills to get started in advancement.

Who to contact with more questions:

If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to bsatroop70austin@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from  you!