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Troop 512 is a strong, boy-run troop of over 60 boys 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.

 

Survival Campout at Camp Alzafar

Posted on Sep 13 2020 - 4:43pm

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 steal 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.  

Summer Camp at Bear Creek

Posted on Jun 30 2020 - 11:49am

The scouts have endured the cancelation of summer camp at Lost Pines but were able to attend Camp at Bear Creek.  They continue the tradition of showing off their knots and lashings by putting up the troop camp entrance sign.

Bracken Bat Cave

Posted on May 25 2020 - 9:37am

We had a great turn out for the Conservation Project at the Bracken Bat Cave on May 23rd with 32 scouts and adults attending.  We assisted them in cleaning up the trails and viewing areas which are used for viewing the  bats and bird watching tours.  After the work was done we enjoyed super-sized hot dogs, chips, cookies and ice cream.  Then went to view the miliions of bats come out of the cave.  It takes 3 hours for all of them to come out, so we stayed an hour to watch them go out to feed at the coast on moths. Additional photos are in the photo album.

Council-wide Campout at Bear Creek

Posted on Mar 7 2020 - 9:06am

 

The Troop and Crew teamed up togeter to attend the Alamo Council-wide Campout.  Over 1400 scouts attended the event at Bear Creek.  Scouts enjoyed tomahawk throwing, rocketry, knots, rock wall climbing and many other activities.  We had three obtain the Order of the Arrow Brotherhood rank and go on their walk. We ate great and had a camp fire to warm us up at night. 

Venture Crew goes Bouldering

Posted on Feb 17 2020 - 11:35am

BoulderingVenture Crew had a great climb at the Austin Bouldering Project on Saturday, 15 FEB. Afterwards they discussed art an outdoor Art Park and then had their pick of what to eat at a food truck park.

U.S.S. Lexington

Posted on Jan 28 2020 - 10:07am

The Troop went to Corpus Christi to spend the night on the U.S.S. Lexington on 26-27 January. We had 27 scouts and adults attend. We enjoyed a short movie, scavenger hunt thoughout the ship, and especially the chow. The berthing area was an experience, even with the snoring from some adults. 

BSA Troop # 512

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