Welcome to the Website for Troop 256 !

Welcome to the Troop 256 Website. We are sponsored by Bannockburn Baptist Church. We meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in room 202 of the Bannockburn Education Center. Bannockburn is located at 7100 Brodie Ln. Austin, Texas. Troop 256 was founded in 1991 and over the years has maintained a quality program that adheres to the principles of scouting.

We are a Journey to Excellence - Gold Award Unit for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Membership to this site is restricted to unit members and their families. If you would like information on joining the troop, or you are a member and need a user name and password to this site please use the form under "Contact Us" in the Menu area.


Summer Camp July 2-8 at Walther Scout Camp, El Rancho Cima

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 2:20pm

Troop 256 Summer Camp will be at El Rancho Cima Week 3, July 2-8, 2017

For more information here is the Leader's Guide: http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/Data/Sites/1/media/camping/summer-camp/leader_guide-small.pdf

Registration For Merit Badge classes starts April 1st. Jim Bateman will register your scout for the programs you request.

First Year Scouts:

Jim Bateman will register First Year Scouts for the Fortress Mountain Brigade Program, which focuses on the Rank Advancements up through First Class, plus Swimming and Basketry Merit Badges. If you want to sign up for Merit Badges instead, email jimbob_bateman@hotmail.com

FIRST CLASS EMPHASIS PROGRAM AKA THE FORTRESS MOUNTAIN BRIGADE (FMB) We are extremely proud of this very special program for the first year Scouter.
  FMB is a day-long program.
  Your Scouts will be formed into patrols along with Scouts from other troops. As a patrol, they will travel throughout the week learning most of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class.
  The Scout will demonstrate the skills he has learned to his Scout leader. When he has shown the leader that he is proficient in each skill the leader will sign off in the Scout’s book. 
  Included in the Scouts FMB rotation will be their opportunity to learn to swim and ultimately complete the Swimming Merit Badge at the pool as well as the Basketry Merit Badge in the Indian Village/Handicraft Area. 
  The FMB instructors will not sign off on any skill in the Scout’s book.
  The list of skills the Scouts worked on during the FMB sessions will be included in your unit’s checkout packet.
  We recommend all FMB Scouts participate in Death March 1 to work on completing 2nd Class requirement 3b.

Tenderfoot Weekend

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 5:25pm


Tenderfoot Weekend


Shady Hollow Community Center

Adult in charge:

David Shugart

Scout in charge:

Brandon Hobza

Date:  April 28th-30th


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District Adventure Weekend

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 4:09pm


District Adventure Weekend


Wessendorf Ranch

Date:  3/31/17 - 4/2/17

Adult in charge:  Ann Marie Eathorne

Turns out - It's not too late!  On-site registration is available for $30!

Please register before 3/28 so we can have a final head count for the QMs.


Stave Launcher Testing - 3/16/17 @ 4:00pm

Posted on Mar 13 2017 - 10:47am

Troop 256 will be hosting the Stave Launcher competition at DAW.  

We will be meeting at the Scout Shed Thursday 3/16 @ 4:00 pm to verify that we have all the parts and that it works.

OA elections

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 1:54pm



Next troop meeting (March 7th) will be OA elections.

We need a majority of scouts present present to hold vote so be sure you're there.

Family Camp out

Posted on Mar 4 2017 - 3:56pm


Faily Camp out


Kickapoo Caverns

Adult in charge:

Rosie Ward

Date:  March 11th-15th


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