Are you Tougher Than a Scout?

The South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), is hosting the fourth annual Toughest Scout Challenge Friday, Oct. 19, at Camp Karankawa on the shores of Lake Corpus Christi, near Mathis, Texas.

The Challenge is a competitive team building event that raises funds for the South Texas Council. The event is a challenging outdoor camp experience for organizations and groups to compete against each other and older Scouts. Participating teams will engage in team building, problem solving, outdoor adventure, and personal challenges. Teams compete in shooting sports (archery, rifle and shotgun), a blind canoe race, fire building, problem solving, ropes course challenges, and a few other camp activities.

“Teams will encounter something that can’t be duplicated by a seminar or other corporate training,” said Tommy Kurtz, Toughest Scout Challenge Chair.

Past challenge team champions include Kleberg Bank and Citgo Refining.

Charlie Zahn, Past Council President and Port of Corpus Christi Commission Chair, is the Toughest Scout Challenge honorary chair. All net proceeds from this event will support the Council’s program and operational budget which provides a quality Scouting experience for over 4,000 youth across the 17-county area.

The purpose of Boy Scouts of America is to provide an educational program for youth to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness.

Team entry fee is $750, which includes a donation to the Boy Scouts. To register a team or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Marty Sepulveda at or 361-814-4300.