Founded in 1982, Boy Scout Troop 500 is sponsored by St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. The troop is part of Diamondback District of the Alamo Area Council.

Troop 500 is a boy-led troop. We normally meet (Troop Meeting) three Tuesdays every month at the old Knights’ Hall (Building 3) at St. Mark’s at 7 p.m. Normally there is no Troop Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month.

Our Troop Committee Meetings are held 4th Wed of every month at St. Marks Community Center Rosary Room from 7-9pm.

We try to campout every month, and usually end up camping about 8 times a year, in addition to summer camp. We also have Popcorn, Poinsettia, and Taco breakfast fundraisers.

SCOUT MEETINGS are held at Scout Hut (Brotherhood) 7-9pm.
TROOP COMMITTEE MEETINGS are held at St. Marks Community Center Rosary Room at 7-9pm.
*DIAMONDBACK DISTRICT ROUND TABLE MEETINGS are held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 6:45pm.
DIAMONDBACK DISTRICT EAGLE BOARDS OF REVIEW/CONCEPT APPROVAL are held at Coker Church at 7pm on the 2nd Mon of the month.

– POC Joel Albert – (210) 342-7710
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ALAMO COUNCIL Website link: http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org

ALAMO AREA COUNCIL Training Contact info:
John Smith 210-945-2231:

Council Boy Scout Training Chairman
Larry Peabody 210-341-8611 ext 120.

Council Training Advisor

Diamondback District Training Contact info:
Diana Rhodes – email hidden; JavaScript is required
Julie Heitzman – email hidden; JavaScript is required


We normally attend Summer Camp and Merit Badge Universities. We also try to go on camp outs an average of once a month.  Some local parks that we’ve gone to include:  Choke Canyon, Canyon Lake, Enchanted Rock, Guadalupe, Lost Maples, Blanco, Goose Island, Palmetto, Big Bend, Perdenales, Government Canyon and Inks Lake.

We’ve attended Winter/Summer Camps and Freeze-o-Rees at Bear Creek, Camp Bullis, Tahuaya, El Rancho Cima and Lost Pines.

Other activities we participate in are fundraisers:  Taco Breakfasts, Poinsettia and Popcorn Sales.



We normally meet (Troop Meeting) three Tuesdays every month at the Brotherhood Room (Old Knights’ Hall) at St. Mark’s at 7 PM.  We normally do not meet on the second Tuesday of the month.  We have a Troop Committee Meeting once a month at St Mark’s in the Healing Room on the third Wednesday at 7 PM.

Other Scout Units sponsored by St. Mark’s:

Cub Scout Pack 500 (Boys, 1st-5th Grade in the Hardy Oaks Elementary area)

Cub Scout Pack 657 (Boys, 1st-5th Grade in the Wetmore Elementary area)