Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 511!

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 511's web site. Boy Scout Troop 511 in Austin TX is sponsored by St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, and was founded in 1972. It is one of the larger troops in Central Texas and during its existence, it has produced more than 170 Eagle Scouts.

If you're interested in our troop, we encourage you to come visit us at one of our meetings. We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Huffman Hall on the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church campus. We love to have guests any time. Some meetings are more interesting for visitors to come to, so feel free to contact us if you're wondering which meeting would be best for you to come and check out out Troop 511.

Scoutmaster: Paul Youngdale
Troop Committee Chair: Emily Hansen



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Rechartering time! Action required by December 7

Posted on Nov 27 2021 - 5:09pm

Hello, friends of Troop 511! Rechartering season is upon us! In scouting jargon, that’s the term used for registering our troop and our members for the coming year. Our charter is on a calendar year basis, and our paperwork is due to the Council by the end of the year. If you would like to continue with Troop 511 in 2022, we need to hear from you by December 7

Lumberjack Campout Nov 5-7

Posted on Oct 26 2021 - 9:00am
Nov 5-7 in McDade, Texas
Click here to sign up

The Lumberjack campout is a recruiting campout where we invite the Arrow of Light Scouts from several packs.  Historically, we invite the AOL scouts to camp with us the entire time, but because covid is still an issue most of the AOL scouts will joining us just during the day on Saturday. Please note will be important to engage with them in all our activities which include: blade safety training, wood working, a campfire event, lashing/tower building, cutting down trees, and hopefully archery.  We will also have a fire and cook hotdogs for lunch. For more information and to sign up, visit our registration page.

2021 BSA Troop 511 Annual Holiday Greenery Fundraiser

Posted on Oct 14 2021 - 7:26am
This time of year, for over a decade, our troop has collected orders for fresh greenery.  For 2021, our producer, Sherwood Forest Farms, is offering their online ordering system so we can continue offering their beautiful items with health and safety in mind!  Our community is looking for us, so please participate! 

How to Participate

It’s easy!  Just share the link below with friends, family, neighbors, and social media.   

SpecOps - Calling All 511 Parents! Planning Meeting Wed May 26!

Posted on May 21 2021 - 9:27am
Calling all parents! Join us on Wed May 26 at 7 PM to help plan Troop 511's  Special Operations ("Spec Ops") campout, which is scheduled for the first week of December! This is a really fun campout that 511 parents run every other year. It's big and fun, and we need everyone's energy and talents to make this happen! This first meeting will be on Zoom, with the next at a restaurant (think adult beverages! seeing each other in person!) if enough folks are comfy with that. We have lots to do, and this is always a super fun project! 

Come to Conservation Awards Weekend at Lost Pines

Posted on Feb 20 2021 - 11:38am
Come to Conservation Awards Weekend at Lost Pines (formerly known as Hornaday Weekend) from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18.  It’s a great opportunity to earn a couple of merit badges in such areas as Soil and Water Conservation, Oceanography, Environmental Science, and Landscape Architecture.   
This event will be hosted in person, but event and COVID specific rules and regulations apply.    More information about the schedule, rules, and regulations of the event and classes can be found at https://bsaconservation.org/conservation-awards-wknd.
$40 per Adult ($41.40 if paid through PayPal)
$90 per Scout ($93.15 if paid through PayPal)
If you want to attend, please click here to register:  https://www.troop511austin.org/node/2998.  Registration deadline is Sunday, February 28.  Always good to sign up earlier than later as classes may fill up.  
Also, we will need another adult or two to attend, depending on who signs up.   Any adult attending must take a COVID Safety Officer Training (the class is only 30 minutes.)
If you have any questions, contact Laura Wood (lgilwood@gmail.com.)


Starting the Family Life Merit Badge (Eagle Required)

Posted on Dec 21 2020 - 6:01pm

Hello Scouts,

I hope this message finds you well rested after the fall semester! The holiday break is a wonderful time to start the Family Life Merit Badge, which is required for Eagle. I’ve included some ideas below for specific requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at becky.fearing@gmail.com (and copy your parents).

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