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 Clarke
Troop Committee Chair: Emily Hansen



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Carter Hull Eagle Project- Donations Info!

Posted on Sep 3 2020 - 12:48pm
I have reached the point on my Journey towards Eagle where all I must complete is my service project.
Below is information on how you can make a donation towards my project. Please donate. Any donation, large or small, will be greatly appreciated. 
More details to follow on the project itself and how you can help!

Donation and project information:

St. Matthew's Backpack Outreach Project

Posted on Aug 11 2020 - 1:07pm

Mark your calendars for St. Matthew's Backpack Outreach Project on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 am-12:00 pmThis year, things will be a little different! Our August 15 backpack packing outreach event will take place outside in the courtyard with social distancing protocols in place and masks required. Scouts who participate are encouraged to attend in Class A Uniform, and will receive service hours for their time!

Virtual Campout/ Lock-in

Posted on Jul 28 2020 - 11:51am

It is almost time for Troop 511's second virtual campout and first ever virtual lock-in! The event will start at 7:30pm and conclude around 11pm. This is going to be a fun night filled with food, a campfire, games, and more! Be sure to RSVP now on the Troop website. More information will be sent out as we get closer to the event but expect the following:

Merit Badge Pamphlets Now Electronic!

Posted on Jul 22 2020 - 5:41pm
Though certainly not required, Merit Badge Pamphlets can be a really great resource for a Scout working on a Merit Badge. Each is a full-length booklet that covers almost everything a Scout needs to work on a given Merit Badge. BSA revises them regularly, and keeps them up to date and aligned with the current Merit Badge requirements. You can now get authorized electronic copies of  Merit Badge Pamphlets via Amazon, so all that great material is on hand immediately! Important Note: A Kindle device is needed to read the pamphlet. There's a free app. So if you want a pamphlet, you can buy, download and start learning!

June Service Opportunity

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 3:35pm
Although we might not be able to engage with our community as we usually do, it is still important that we stay mindful of the oath we take to "help other people at all times". This month we have partnered with Westover Church to collect donations for Sparrow House. You can find out more information about Sparrow House at http://www.nacconline.info/sparrow-houseAny scout who donates will earn an hour of service to count as service hours! Sparrow Hosue is asking for donations to include: 

Merit Badges - Lost Pines Update, Summer Merit Badge Extravaganza!

Posted on Jun 19 2020 - 10:46am

Lost Pines Summer Camp registrations for Week 4 & 5 (July 4-10 and July 11-17) are still open but filling up. In addition to a great schedule of online merit badge classes, the Week 4 and 5 offerings include Rifle, Shotgun and ATV!   You must be at least 13 for shotgun and 14 for ATV!  These 3 courses will be blended, with an on-line portion during the week followed by in person range/course time (3-4 hours) on August 29, August 30 or September 5 or 6. Schedule & registration here: https://www.bsacac.org/activities/summer-camp/    More info here: https://www.troop511austin.org/node/2827

The San Antonio Merit Badge University has been replaced by the Summer Merit Badge Extravaganza, with a very robust schedule of online Merit Badge classes scheduled now through July 30! Scouts can register with the Alamo Area Council directly (just click the Merit Badge name to get started). If you have Scout Bucks, you can contact Mr. Kapoor to be reimbursed by the troop! Schedule & registration here: https://www.alamoareabsa.org/resources/scouting-at-home/

Here are the Merit Badges the San Antonio team is offering that weren't on the Lost Pines schedule, as those may be of special interest:

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