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Troop 512 is a strong, youth-led linked troop of over 30 boys and girls between the ages of 11 to 17. The troop operates a year round program and conducts at least one outdoor activity each month, mainly campouts. Please click on the About Us  link learn more or drop us a note via the Contact Us page.

Our meetings are held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30PM at VFW Post 8315 in the Hall of Flags (the large metal building in the back) located at 1000 FM 78 Schertz, TX 78154.


Philmont Crew 625K from 21Jun-8Jul 2022

Posted on Jun 16 2021 - 3:39pm

Philmont first payment $700 due Sep 7.

Trip dates: depart VFW on 21 Jun 22 and arrive back 8 Jul 22.

Philmont is the BSA's premiere high adventure camp in north east New Mexico.  

The troop will continue to take additional registrations until we reach max crew size.  Roster will lock out in Jan 22. 

April Enchanted Rock Climbing Campout

Posted on May 5 2021 - 2:46pm


January Hill Country Backpacking trip

Posted on Mar 23 2021 - 4:35pm

The troop backpacked Hill Country State Natural Area from 22-24 Jan 21.  The first night we stayed in the Equestrian Area, with generators humming and found out that little camper kids can ride bicycles in the moon light after midnight!!  The next day we hiked to the wilderness area and set up camp in our individual tents and then TJ led us on a 3 mile hike on the "ice cream" backcountry trail.  We found the pond eventually and purified water for dinner.  Got to see EMS respond to a broken leg in another group (so that is why we carry our first aid kit!!)  That night we chowed down on a rice and chicken stew prepared by Justin and Eric on our backpacking stoves.  It was an early dark evening as we prepared to hike out the next morning.  Although we never actually got rained on, it was a wet weekend with us learning to live inside a cloud.   Although we got a little wet, it wasn't cold like a typical January and we did enjoy hiking in the cool weather without the hot Texas sun!  Total backpack mileage was around 7 miles.  A great campout focused on learning Philmont backpack skills using the troop's Philmont gear. 

Survival Campout at Camp Alzafar

Posted on Mar 23 2021 - 4:35pm

Troop 512 Scouts headed to Alzafar Shrine Camp the weekend of September 11-13 to practice their wilderness survival skills. The Scouts slept in shelters they prepared from poles, twine, and tarps.  They cooked their meals on coals from fires they created with flint and steel and practiced fishing with line, hooks, and bait they found on the land.  After, they took some time out from their hard work and cooled off in the cool river waters. We enjoyed banana smores in tin foil cooking as dessert.


Girls may now join the Scouts BSA with Troop 512

Posted on Feb 2 2021 - 8:30pm

Girls 11-17 may now join Scouts BSA Troop 512 as part of our family scouting initiative.

Family Scouting - Linked Troop

National's webpage: https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/  

FAQ: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/UPDATED-Family-Scouting-FAQ-2-11-191.pdf 

Update:  https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/familyscouting/pdf/Program-for-Older-Girl-Update-and-FAQ-3-5-18.pdf 

First time BSA youth joining fee: $25 (Only if you have not previously been a paid member of a BSA Troop, Cub Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, or Explorers) 

National membership fee: $66/annual (N/A for members who have already paid renewals for current year and are transferring or multiple-unit registered, including Arrow of Light crossovers) 

Troop 512 dues: $15/month

Forms: Youth Member Application | Adult Volunteer Application

Submit a Contact Request here: https://www.schertztroop512.org/contact

Canoeing Campout in Kerrville

Posted on Jan 27 2021 - 3:10pm

On Oct 9-11, the Troop and Crew went canoeing on the Guadalupe river at Kerrville.  We canoed 4 miles and learned canoeing skills for the canoeing merit badge. 

We adjusted our cooking plan to Dutch ovens and enjoyed monkey bread on Saturday. More photos in the photo album.

BSA Troop # 512

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