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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.


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. 

Thanksgiving Campout- Nolte Island

Posted on Nov 24 2019 - 4:22pm

The troop had a great time on our Thankgiving campout 22-24 Nov at Nolte Island in Seguin.  The weather was great during the day and thankful the heavy sleeping bag worked at night.  We held two flag retirement ceremonies because of the amount of flags that we had to retire. Dinner was served at 5:00 with 4 turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, greenbean casserole, and cranberry sauce. The Dargon/Damoose won the dutch over cooking competition with their upside down pineapple cake.  The official count was 62 people served.  

Canoeing Campout at Schreiner Park, Kerrville 11-13 OCT 19

Posted on Oct 16 2019 - 11:19am

 CCC bench
Scouts paddled 6 miles on the Guadalupe River this weekend, learned about proper paddling techniques and the parts of a canoe. A couple of experienced scouts got to try out our new to us kayak, they really zipped around the rest of us. Back at camp, the Troop played a few rounds of corn hole and threw Frisbees around. Dessert was worth the wait, dutch oven monkey bread with pecans.

BSA Troop # 512

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