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Successful Scouting Expo Night 2017

By: Jorge A. Lucio for the Alamo Area Council, August 11, 2017  

On August 3, 2017, the Alamo Area Council hosted a Scouting Expo with more than 800 Scouts, volunteers, leaders, and parents in attendance. The expo had booths that promoted scouting and 21 vendors in the Action & Attractions Hall. Vendors included: Alamo Tees & Advertising, Battle for Texas: The Experience, CarFest, Cave Without a Name, Fort Sam Houston Medical Museum, Incredible Pizza, Natural Bridge Caverns, Phillips Entertainment, San Antonio FC, San Antonio Missions, San Antonio River Walk Association, San Antonio SPURS, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, San Antonio Zoo, Scobee Education Center, Sea World, Allstate, Tower of the Americas, USS Lexington, Whole Earth Provisions, and the 501st Troopers.

Many vendors gave door prizes for the participants to receive ranging from backpacks to tickets to various activities.The Bear Creek Appreciation Dinner took place before the expo began where everybody enjoyed home-grilled burgers with plenty of water, drinks, and snacks for those who attended. The appreciation dinner discussed the upcoming ways to support and enjoy Bear Creek Scout Reservation and the changes in store for Bear Creek Summer Camp 2018. The expo successfully promoted the upcoming popcorn sale season by showcasing all it has to offer. Units picked-up sampling kits, show & sale order forms, and drones! The Alamo Area Council was able to recruit 18 new units for the upcoming popcorn sale season. For more information about the popcorn sale season visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Popcorn.

We also want to give a special thank you to William Cantu who lead his team from All-State to donate $6,000 to the Alamo Area Council. This money will allow future events to be hosted. Not only did they donate this generous amount, but they also helped and volunteered with various activities throughout the evening.

Scouts and future leaders participated in a membership training presentation where they learned about useful tips for recruitment. The Scouting Expo night was able to properly spotlight all the exciting adventures the Alamo Area Council has to offer to family and to scouts! 

Our new Adventure Guide Magazine was also featured at the expo. The Adventure Guide is released twice a year (February and August) and mainly focuses on promoting future events that the Alamo Area Council hosts such as: Woodbadge/NYLT, Spook-O-Ree, Report to State, Leadership Training, Scouting for Food, etc. We encourage all Scouts in the San Antonio area to pick up a copy so they can be informed and up to date with events and activities. You can locate the newest Adventure Guide at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/AdventureGuide.

Overall, the night was huge success with a huge turnout. We invite everybody to join us on Thursday August 2, 2018, for next years expo. To keep up to date with future activities or next years expo visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.

    

 

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