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Report to State 2017 for the Alamo Area Council

Year End 2016 Review

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, a delegation of Scouts and leaders from the Alamo Area Council attended the event called "Report to State" held annually at the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas.

A "Report to the State" is presented annually by each council to the governor of Texas, highlighting and sharing the benefits Scouting provides to the state of Texas.  It provides an opportunity to build the Scouting brand and image, as well as increase the awareness and visibility of Scouting's service. Within our Alamo Area Council, the report to the state provides a source of pride and a morale boost.

"Greetings from the 22,331 Scouts and 5,900 adult volunteer Scouters of the Alamo Area Council, headquartered in San Antonio," announced Life Scout, Patrick Roca, from behind the state podium.  "I am honored to be here today to report that the Alamo Area Council continues to progress in accomplishing its mission of instilling values in our youth - the leaders of tomorrow, by always following the local council theme of United Focus on Youth."

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Counted among our 2016 successes are:

  • Camping - Nearly 6,400 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts attended summer and year-round adventure programs.
  • Eagle Scouts - 375 Boy Scouts achieved Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout, contributing over 68,000 service hours with a value equaling $1.58 million invested into our local economy and community.
  • Advancement - Total Cub and Boy Scout advancement grew to 11,770.
  • Popcorn / Campcard Sales - Our youth grossed nearly $1.5 million in popcorn sales, with $600,000 going directly to units. Additionally, they netted nearly $169,000 from the sale of Campcards. Both annual fundraising programs provide the necessary funds for Scouting youth to enjoy outdoor adventures. 
  • Scouting for Food - 1,000 Scouting youth and adults collected 20,655 pounds of food. This represents 16,137 meals for food-insecure youth and families in our local community. 
  • Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award - Hunter Beaton of Troop 18 was awarded the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award in recognition of his valuable service, of an exceptional nature, to the community. Hunter's Eagle Service Project raised $10,000. He was able to donate 100 duffle bags full of necessities and HEB gift cards to foster families. Hunter's project with be implemented across the state of Texas by the end of 2017. 

                                         “Love Scouting for What It Has Done and For What It’s Going To Do”

                          Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive/CEO, Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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