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Alamo Area Council-Statement of Services

Support of Council Keeps the Campfire Alive for Youth

by Ed Rogers for the Alamo Area BSA: April 15, 2015

To support activities and strengthen your son’s Scout unit, your Council maintains a service center to:

1. Handle your son’s registrations, Boys' Life subscriptions, and requests to national council office

2. Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, to carry out unit program for your son.

          3. Keep records of your son’s advancement, membership, training, etc., necessary for unit operation.

          4. Produce newsletters to your son’s leaders stay informed of latest local and national Scouting events.

          5. Distribute notices, minutes, agendas, for district committees to support your son’s leader and unit

6. Handle inquiries for information related to your son’s unit operation and Scouting procedures.

7. Provide your son forms, applications, scoreboards, certificates, and literature for his program.

8. Establish district/council calendars, programs, kits/aids for your son’s leaders and committees.

9. Make reservations for equipment, camps, events, training, district mtgs, volunteer events


To support your son’s unit leaders, your council employs staff to counsel, guide, and inspire them through:

1. Training/counseling workshops in unit operation, relationships, administrative, operational issues.

3. District volunteer committees, commissioners, round­tables, conferences, workshops, activities,

4. Collaborations with parks, recreational areas, campsites that units alone could not obtain


To support unit program for your son, your council plans and conducts district/council activities and services:

1. Activities in which your son and his unit may participate, such as Scouting Anniversary Week

2. Camp-o-rees, day camps, jamborees, high-adventure trips, minimizing your family’s expenses

3. Linkages with community groups for your son and fellow scouts in civic affairs/Good Turn projects.

4. Recruitment/training of volunteer commissioner staff to support quality unit program


To support your son’s leaders w/education/relationships, your council provides staff and budget for:

1.  Audiovisual equipment and library for use in training and promotional programs for your son.

          2.  Informal and formal training courses with limited cost of literature and materials for your son,

3. Monthly roundtables w/ materials to benefit your son’s unit leaders, committee members, assistants

          4.  Scouter's Key, Den Leader’s Training Award, Silver Beaver Award, Eagle kits, etc.

5.  A merit badge counselor corps for your son for 130 life skills/career exploration subjects.

                   6.  A variety of advancement forms and certificates for your son without charge.


To support your son’s unit camping/outdoor education, your council operates year-round camping facilities:

1. Maintains year-round reservations for camping, and Cub Scout family outdoor events for your son.

2. Offers your son’s unit the use of equipment for short-term weekend, year-round camping.

3. Employs a Camp Director, repairs, replacement, utilities, maintenance, taxes, insurance for your son

4. Employs full-time rangers for protection and the convenience of your son’s unit’s access to facilities.

5. Provides your son’s unit leader guidebook, video, folder, literature supporting unit outdoor program.

6. Provides "camperships" for Scouts who need support to have a summertime camp experience

7. Offers your son high adventure at Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier Canoe Base, and Jamboree


To support your son’s unit leaders in developing programs for youth, your council provides, without charge:

1. Program helps, planning charts, activity calendars, meetings, and special events for your son

2. Recognition awards such as ribbons, certificates, School Night for Scouting recruiting awards

3. Roundup, camp-o-ree, Scouting Anniversary Week kits, posters, to enhance your son’s experience

4. Sample song sheets, ceremonies, parents' night program outlines, training aids, etc.

5. Source materials, books, pamphlets, folders, AV’s, and special helps from the national organization 


To protect your son’s unit leaders, your council:

1.    Screens requests for services, money-earning project proposals–guards against improper use of

Scouting commercialism and exploitation.

2.    Maintains liability insurance for the protection of your son and all members and chartered partners

3.    Has staff members available at all times to meet any emergency

4.    Conducts Youth Protection training for all adult leaders, youth, and parents/guardians


These adventures and the services are supported in part by gifts to the Friends of Scouting Campaign

from donors like you. Thank you.   If you wish to make your gift click on this link below


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