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Coming Up: Local Heroes Family Fun Day May 14, 2016

BSA Local Heroes Family Fun Day is a council event jammed with more than your kids can do in a day, so get there early and get started. Get out there and experience hands-on thrills!

At BSA Local Heroes Family Fun Day, you’ll be able to learn more about Scouting while getting up close to the heroes who keep you, your family and other people in Central Texas safe each day. General admission for the static displays listed below is FREE (free registration link below)! But there are also opportunities for advancement at all Cub Scout levels!

What You Can Do At Local Heroes Family Fun Day

Everyone can check out these displays and learn more about our local heroes:

  • Try on some of the Austin Police SWAT Team gear
  • Learn about the APD Bomb Squad and how they train
  • Pet some of the members of the APD Canine Team and the APD Mounted Patrol
  • Learn how detectives in the APD Crime Scene Unit solve crimes
  • Climb on one of the motorcycles of the APD Motorcycle Patrol
  • See the Austin Fire Department’s impressive mock kitchen fire display
  • See a special demo by our Explorers by the AFD Fire Tower
  • Build your own Pinewood Derby car and race it on our track
  • Check out the Air Enforcement Helicopter or the CV1 Command Vehicle
  • Try over half a dozen fun STEM hands-on activities
  • Climb on the STEM Vortex vehicle
  • Bounce in our BSA Bounce House
  • Learn about bike safety and enjoy riding bikes in our Bike Rodeo
  • Train like a police or fire cadet and complete the test your physical fitness in our obstacle course
  • Play futbol with the Police Activities League (PAL’s) soccer team.
  • Build a rocket and launch it
  • Build a boat and race it in our Raingutter Regatta
  • Watch Star Flight take off or land
  • And more!

Great fun for the whole family!!!

Details: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Check in at 7:30am, Opening ceremony at 8am
Advancement programs and displays 9am-3pm

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Location: Austin Fire/Police/EMS Training Academy, 4800 Shaw Lane

Questions? Contact Shirley Sanders at shirley.sanders@scouting.org or 512-944-7691

Register here for general admission: http://bsacac.doubleknot.com/event/local-heroes-family-fun-day-2016-general-admission-free/1896786

Registration Begins: 3/22/2016 5:00:00 PM
Last Day to Register: 5/13/2016 12:00:00 PM

Cub Scouts and Webelos Advancement Opportunities

Local Heroes is a great place to complete several of the new “Adventures” in our Cub Scout advancement program!

Register here for advancement opportunities for New and Existing Cub Scouts ($10 per adventure and you can complete as many as your schedule allows)

All classes start at 9am promptly after the Fallen Heroes Opening Ceremony. Check-in between 7:30am-8:15am.


  • Tiger Adventure: Safe & Smart (9:00am and 11:00am)
  • Tiger Adventure: Rolling Tigers (9:00am and 1:00pm)


  • Wolf Adventure: Hometown Heroes (9:00am and 11:00am)
  • Wolf Adventure: Paws of Skill (1:00pm)


  • Bear Adventure: Forensics (9:00am and 1:00pm)
  • Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (11:00am)
  • Bear: Super Science (9:00am and 1:00pm)


  • Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher (9:00am)
  • Webelos: Build My Own Hero (1:00pm)
  • Webelos: Adventures in Science (11:00am)
  • Webelos Adventure: First Responder (9:00am and 1:00pm)
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