Spring 2017 Merit Badge Bash is Coming Soon!

Come all Boy Scouts!

Following the success of Fall 2016 Merit Badge Bash, Troop 233 of Leon Springs is throwing a Spring 2017 Merit Badge Bash!  Troop volunteers will be offering an opportunity for area Boy Scouts to earn up to two (2) Merit Badges on Saturday the 1st of April, 2017 0800-1600. Space is limited to 20 scouts per class on a first come first serve basis. You can sign-up by filling out an available attendance slot on our Sign-up Genius form, along with sending copies of Boy Scouts of America Health form parts A & B to scoutmaster@troop233.org (documents will be protected and are for emergency scenarios only).

  • Merit Badges
    The merit badges offered include (linked to each merit badges' workbook):
    (*Eagle Required)
  • Prerequisites
    If the scouts wish to walk away with completed merit badge sheets, they will need to bring all prerequisites the day of the Merit Badge Bash (details on completing specific prerequisites to follow shortly, scouts signed up for classes will be emailed).  Some prerequisites have additional time requirements, please see below. 
  • Long Term Prerequisites
    Three of the Merit Badges offered, Physical Fitness, Personal Management and Family Life, require long term charting so there will be Kick-Off meeting for just those badges on January 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Leon Springs Presbyterian Church. If you plan to attend the Kick-Off, please sign-up and send copies of your Boy Scouts of America Health form parts A & B to scoutmaster@troop233.org.  If you cannot attend the kick-off meeting, please email John Beard for details.  We will also be sending out reminders on details for long-term prerequisites.
  • Costs
    There will be no charge for classes, the Merit Badge Bash is completely volunteer-driven, but we are asking $10 per scout to cover included meals and snacks. Troop 233 is accepting secure online payments (via PayPal), cash, or check by/at the start of the Merit Badge Bash.  Online payments can be made by clicking here.  Payments made through PayPal are $10.59 per scout (the extra 59¢ is a PayPal induced fee).

  • Schedule
    0730 - 0800 Registration/Opening Ceremony
    0800 - 0930  Class A Session 1
    0930 - 0945  Break           
    0945 - 1115  Class A Session 2 
    1115 - 1150  Lunch            
    1150 - 1320  Class B Session 1
    1320 - 1335  Break           
    1335 - 1500  Class B Session 2  

  • Food
    The food included in the $10 fee:
    • Breakfast - 2 tacos and drink
    • Lunch – Hamburger, hot dog, chips, 2 cookies, and drink

    - Addition snacks, food and drinks can be purchased if desired.

    Concession Menu:
    Breakfast tacos $1.50
    Donuts $1.00
    Hamburgers $2.50
    Bratwurst $2.50
    Hot dog $1.50
    Chips $1.00
    Drinks $1.00
    Fresh Baked Cookies $ .50

Thank you for your support!

A Little About Us
Boy Scout Troop 233 is located in Northwest San Antonio (Leon Springs), Texas.  The troop is in the Alamo Area Council (583).

The Charter organization for Troop 233 is Leon Springs Presbyterian Church, 23943 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257 (210-698-2325).

Several schools are represented by scouts in the troop, including Leon Springs Elementary School, Aue Elementary School, Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School, Boerne Middle School South, Rawlinson Middle School, Boerne-Champion High School, Clark High School, and TMI.  

Troop 233 is dedicated to developing leadership skills, outdoor skills, and moral character.  Membership is open to all boys who are 11 years old, or have completed the fifth grade, or earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, but not yet 18 years old.  For more information, contact:

Scoutmaster Doug Owens

Klondike Derby Preliminary Race 2014 Freeze-O-Ree

Troop 233 Wins Klondike Derby Final Race 2014 Freeze-O-Ree

Merit Badges

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Philmont July 2015. Click here for more pictures!

Backpacking Camp-Out, Nov. 15, 2014

Resting on the Trail, Backpacking Camp-Out, Nov. 15, 2014

Getting Ready, Backpacking Camp-Out, Nov. 15, 2014

Water Skiing Camp-Out, Oct. 18, 2014

Makin' Bacon - Water Skiing Camp-Out, Oct. 18, 2014

Mustang Island Fishing Camp-Out, September 28, 2014

Scouts and Adults Going to Sid Richardson Summer Camp, June 22, 

August 21, 2013 - Troop 233 with new troop sponsor.

Campfire at Wilderness Survival camp-out, April 13, 2013. 
This campfire contained ashes from other Boy Scout 
campfires dating back Lord Robert Baden-Powell at the 
first Scout camp for boys in 1907.

Trail-Building at Cave Without a Name, Feb 2, 2013

Fall 2012 Food Drive
Back Row: David, Thomas, Jake, Lincoln, Russel, Zach
Fromt Row: Matt, Connor, Vadim, Isiah, AJ

Court of Honor, Sep. 25, 2012
Back Row: Russell, Kyle, Tyler, Will, Duncan, Lincoln
Middle Row: David, Brandon, Elijah, Thomas, Michael, Jake, Mason
Front Row: Connor, Matt, Tommy, Elijah, Kellen, Kyle