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Scouts BSA Launch Event

Be Prepared. For Scouts BSA - Dos and Donts

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission!

by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: November 12, 2018

 

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We are excited that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls! The Alamo Area Council currently serves over 553 girls in the Cub Scout program out of the 61,483 girls served Nationally by BSA in 10,549 Packs.

Using the same curriculum as the current Boy Scouts program, the organization is also scheduled to launch Scouts BSA in February 2019, which will serve boy troops and girl troops, enabling all eligible youth to earn the Eagle Scout rank (Scouts BSA troops will be single gender – all girl or all boy). This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.

Attached and below are some resource reminders to help us welcome in Scouts BSAExternal Link

“Be proud of the work we do in service to youth and community! The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council is THE premier leadership development program for boys and girls wanting an outdoor adventure!” said Angel Martinez, PR Director for the local Boy Scouts. 

Do...

...share your passion for the

Boy Scouts of America (BSA)!

We believe the BSA offers the

best program for youth - but we

also believe it’s important for

youth to be involved in the

programs that are right

for them.

Don’t...

...compare the programs

of the BSA to other youth

programs.

Remember...

...girls who are in Scouts BSA

aren’t members of the Girl Scouts

of the USA (GSUSA). Avoid using the

word “girl” before “Scouts.” This

includes fliers, in conversation,

social media, etc. For example, you

shouldn’t say, “Let’s have that group

of Scouts BSA girl Scouts line up.”

Do...

...refer all questions

about GSUSA programs

to the local GSUSA

council or website.

Do...

...refer all inquiries from

media outlets (TV, radio,

newspapers, online) to the

BSA public relations team by

email at pr@scouting.orgExternal Linkor 

pr@alamoareabsa.orgExternal Link.

Do...

...remember that the BSA and GSUSA

are separate organizations. If those

around you say or suggest

otherwise, politely correct them!

Don’t...

...use names, programs, marks,

logos, images, or awards of the

GSUSA or combine them with

those of the BSA.

Do...

...be clear. Be sure to use official BSA

marks and logos from the BSA Brand

Center www.Scoutingwire.org/BSA-Brand-CenterExternal Link

when using terms like “Scout

Me In” whether in print, social media,

or digital.

A Scout is Courteous

The Boy Scouts of America applauds the

work of the GSUSA in service to our

nation’s youth and is committed to

respecting the organization’s

rights and programs.

 

Be Prepared. For Scouts BSA

#FamilyScoutingExternal Link #ScoutMeInExternal Link#OutdoorAdventureExternal Link

With support from the professional and volunteer Scouting community, Civic, faith-based, and educational organizations called Charter Partners operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.

If you have interest in becoming a Charter Partner in support of all youth, or you are a donor, parent, or young lady interested in supporting this change, please contact our service team to request a meeting by email at SAS@AlamoAreaBSA.org 

Or, contact the Alamo Area Council Main Service Center and request to talk with a Family Scouting Service Team member at 210-341-8611.

 

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