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Boy Scouts Host Project Aguila Field Day

Cub Scouts Enjoy A Minecraft Themed Day

by Kimberly M. Rodriguez for the Alamo Area BSA: October 10, 2015 (photos courtesy of Soobum Im)

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The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council hosted a Project Aguila Field Day at the Mays Family Scout Ranch on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Cub Scouts enjoyed a Minecraft themed day where they participated in archery, sling shots, an obstacle course, a Legos station and crafts. 

“Field day is a day of fun for our Cub Scouts, it's a mini version of our summer camp,” said Project Aguila Service Coordinator, Marylynn Garcia. “Last year we had 130 Cub Scouts and 300 family members attend, this year we are anticipating just as many.”

Project Aguila, named for the Boy Scouts highest rank, Eagle Scout, was kicked off in August of 2011 as a local Alamo Area Council Board initiative to create long-standing units in areas where the council has identified the need for a program that prepares boys for life. The focus is to provide Cub Scouting to boys in the first through the fifth grade or ages 7 to 10. The council provides financial aid for staff, uniforms, camp dues, supplies and recognition for scouts and adults for three years.

The goal of Project Aguila is to continue to see healthy increases of parent involvement while managing the expectation for these Cub Scout Packs to become financially self-sufficient. Parents who volunteer in the program become trained role models displaying traits of ethical and moral character as they lead and participate in activities with youth and other adults.

"Teaching self-sufficiency and encouraging youth are the keys to our success, and this year's Project Aguila Field Day is partly a celebration of the increase of youth and family in such an impactful Scouting program. When our kids win, our community wins,” said Alamo Area Council Scout Executive / CEO, Michael de los Santos. 

The council first offered the initiative on the South Side in August 2011 to create long-term units in areas identified by the council as in need of a course to prepare boys for life. Currently, Project Aguila is offered in the Harlandale I.S.D. at Wright Elementary, Adams Elementary, Columbia Heights Elementary, Collier Elementary, Gillette Elementary, Bellaire Elementary, and Carroll Belle Elementary; in the Southwest I.S.D. at S.W. Elementary and Indian Creek Elementary; in the Northside I.S.D. at Elrod Elementary and in the Edgewood I.S.D. at Loma Park Elementary and Winston Elementary. There are 12 units, 259 youth and 54 adult volunteers in the program to date.

For more information about Project Aguila, contact Project Aguila Service Coordinator, Marylynn Garcia, at (210) 296-7594 or visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Aguila.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video below to see a glimpse of Project Aguila Field Day 2015 at Mays Family Scout Ranch.

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