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Merit Badge Sponsors

Merit Badge Sponsorship Overview

Your Benefits

While supporting a great cause, the Merit Badge Sponsorship Program offers marketing benefits for you and your company to our Alamo Area Council’s audience within the 13 counties we serve:

  • over 10,000 event participants
  • 28,654 youth ( Approximately 5,000 Boy Scouts eligible to earn Merit Badges)

  • 7,513 registered adult volunteers. 

The counties served by the Alamo Area BSA include Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.

In today’s more competitive business environment, warm introductions by a trusted network are increasingly important to any organization’s growth and success. 

The Boy Scouts of America brand is known and valued; and we influence well over 100,000 individuals within our community through our youth, their parents, friends, board of directors, and our volunteers and event participants.

Our over 135 merit badges can be found at www.scouting.org/meritbadges.aspxExternal Link  Let’s find the merit badge that works well with your organization and ours. 

Sponsorship Programs

We offer three main sponsorship programs with the opportunity to tailor another program option that fits with your organization: 

Participating Sponsorship

  • works in partnership with another participating sponsor to support a merit badge program at the Leader sponsorship level.

Leader Sponsorship 

  • Sponsor of One Merit Badge for one year
  • Press Release announcement to local media 
  • Name included in the Alamo Area Council Annual Report (March)
  • Banner recognition at the annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast (February/March)
  • Logo and name recognition on the Council Website (AlamoAreaBSA.org/meritbadgesponsors)
  • One banner displayed during our council wide Roundtable (August)
  • Opportunity to host a merit badge clinic at your location or at one of our facilities.
    • Advertise clinic with your logo through Council's E-NEWS online monthly newsletter and E-BLASTS sent to almost 10,000 members.
    • Advertise clinic through social media platforms owned by Alamo Area Council (i.e. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+1)

Partner Sponsorship 

  • Includes all of the above benefits 
  • One week Camp Session Sponsorship at a Alamo Area Council Resident Camp (Bear Creek or McGimsey Scout Park) with a banner (summer)
  • One table during council wide Roundtable (August)
  • Logo within eBlast Communication NEWS can be hyperlinked to your company or association's website
  • One special event sponsorship package from one of our three events: Good Scout Luncheon (March), Sporting Clay Shoot (May), Golf Tournament (September/October)

Merit Badge Sponsorship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Merit Badge Sponsorship Program. Your financial leadership will positively affect thousands of San Antonio youth and families this year.

Greater San Antonio Youth Benefits

The Merit Badge Sponsorship Program provides opportunities for at-risk youth in low-income and culturally diverse areas to grow physically, mentally, and morally in after-school and weekend activities.  By attending Scouting’s structured, safe activities, San Antonio’s young people do not have as much idle time to explore drugs, alcohol, or find themselves in as many peer-pressure activities.  The Scouting program is a year-round effort because the pressures on our young people increase every day.  There is no better time than now to help guide youth in positive directions.

Scouting addresses San Antonio’s at-risk youth in the following ways:

  1. Offering a place for youth to attend after school and on weekends at which he or she will learn how to be physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight
  2. Teaching the youth how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse through the “Drugs: A Deadly Game” program
  3. Instructing youth how to recognize, resist, and report child abuse through the “It Happened to Me” and “A Time to Tell” program
  4. Creating weekly opportunities at youth group meetings to assist the youth and young adults in learning a code of ethics: being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent

Additionally, Scouting helps San Antonio’s at-risk youth to focus on six critical elements of healthy youth development:

  1. Strong personal values and character
  2. Positive sense of self-worth and usefulness
  3. Caring and nurturing relationships with parents, other adults,  and peers
  4. A desire to learn
  5. Productive / Creative use of time
  6. Social adeptness

THANK YOU!

With your funding, the Alamo Area Council will ensure that the youth involved will register with the Boy Scouts of America, have the opportunities to attend summer camp, own their own books and uniforms, and enjoy the same activities as youth involved in mature, self-funded units.  Your funding will also help us to create more Scout units, like those successfully started through our PROJECT AGUILA  program; and to develop the units into self-sustaining, successful programs.

For more information on our Merit Badge Sponsorship Program, contact Director of Development, Courtney Bukowski at 210-341-8611 Ext 140.

Or, Communications & Marketing Director, Angel Martinez, at 210-341-8611 Ext 160

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