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Sea Scout and Venturer Selected to Speak at Report to Nation in 2019

by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: December 14, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council is proud to announce that one of our own, Michalea Oaks of Sea Scout Ship 26 and Venturing Crew 804, has been selected as one of 12 delegates to speak at Report to NationExternal Link in representing the over 2.2 million Scouting youth in the U.S.

Each year, as part of our congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America is required to present a report to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report covers who the BSA is as an organization, the programs and initiatives we support, and our major accomplishments and contributions over the past year.

The report is a presentation of who we are and what we do as a community — from the organization as a whole down to each individual unit. Thus, we each own a little piece of it. To bring that important point home, each year a delegation of representatives from a range of Scouting programs is selected to travel to Washington, D.C., to share how Scouting’s programs are building lasting character in the next generation of leaders and strengthening communities through service. The delegation represents all areas of Scouting and every region of the country.

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Inspirational Platform

o   Building  Unshakeable Confidence in Others  (Bullying Prevention)


Academic Background

o   Abeka Christian Academy 
o   Advanced Placement Curricula 
o   GPA 4.1 

 
Career Goals

o   United States Air Force 
o   Pursue Training in the Medical Field


 Work Experience

o   Babysitting 
o   Photography Assistant
o   Ballet & Acrobatic Dance Instructor 
o   CIT (Counselor-In-Training) at Bear Creek Scout Reservation
o   Staff Lifeguard McGimpsey Scout Camp

 
Achievements & Training

o   Straight "A" honor roll since Kindergarden 
o   Bronze, Silver, and Gold Presidential Service Awards 
o   Venturing Discovery Award 
o   Rank of Apprentice as a Sea Scout
o   Hiked over 100 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch
o   Competitive dance (team & individual)
o   Youth American Grand Prix - Finalist & National Qualifier
o   First Place Over-All - ACT 1 Dance Competition
o   Past Member of San Antonio Youth Ballet and Cibolo City Ballet 
o   Cast Member with Ballet San Antonio, Metropolitan Ballet, and Ballet Latino
o   Trained - Lifeguard, CPR, CPR-Pro, First Aid
o   Trained - Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, HipHop, Tap

 
Community Service Work

 o   Flags at Fort Sam - I placed flags with scouts and community volunteers on the graves at Fort Sam Houston National Cememtary to honor our heros.

 o   Pilgrimage to the Alamo - Set up chairs and seated royalty for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at the Pilgrimage to the Alamo Fiesta event honoring military service members and those that died in the Battle of the Alamo.

o   Fit to be a Princess - I taught dance as part of the Cherice Cochrane Foundation's Fiesta event to enrich the lives of young lady's through mentorship.
 
o   JBSA Military Minis - A photography program that offers free photography services to families of deployed service members so they can send portraits from home to their loved one while they are away and also welcome home reunion portraits when they return. I work as a photography assist and crafts director for their events.

 o   San Antonio Food Bank - Fighting hunger and Feeling Hope - I volunteer to help in the food pantry and also collect food for their program.

 o   Toys for Tots - I collected 298 toys to be given as part of the Toys for Tots program to children throughout San Antonio

o   Gifts for Vets - In partnership with the FM 3009 7-Eleven I collected over 600 gifts for people from 0-99 to be given to vets and their families.

o   Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome - I walked as part of the UPS team to raise money and awareness for down syndrome research and support.

 o   Wilenchik Walk for Life - Worked with the 2016 Miss Schertz Court running check-in for the walk to raise money for cancer research. I also ran it for the first time in 2017.

 o   Operation Backpack - Helping homeless children go back to school without the basic supplies they need – I am currently running a drive to collect backpacks and school supplies.

 o   I also support and participate in various Eagle and Summit Award projects and other various state charities in Texas.

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