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Boy Scouts will honor Richard Nolan of United Way at Good Scout Luncheon

By Vivian Diaz

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 3, 2016) - The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council will honor Vice Chairman of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County at their 34th Annual Good Scout Luncheon on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  This year’s Good Scout luncheon, the largest special event the Alamo Area Council BSA hosts annually, will be held at the Norris Conference Center in the Red Oak Ballroom, 618 N.W. Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216. The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. and concludes by 1 p.m. Media is invited to attend the luncheon and the pre-luncheon reception that begins at 11:15 a.m.

“In recognition of the importance that leadership plays in our mission and community, the Council is honored to present the 2016 Good Scout Award to Howard Nolan, whose leadership and values reflect that of Scouting’s Program, which comes as no surprise, for Nolan is a Scout and lives a life accordingly,” said Michael de los Santos, Alamo Area BSA Chief Executive. “Through service to our country, company, and community, Nolan represents the spirit if the Good Scout Award which recognizes leadership in business, industry, government, education, and social work in the local community, state and nation.”

The annual event, chaired by Brett Morgan, Senior Vice President of SWBC Insurance Services, Inc., helps support Scouting programs council wide. Individuals, corporations and private foundations serve as sponsors for the Good Scout luncheon.

“I am honored to be able to help scouting and be recognized by scouting. Not just myself but United Way and the agencies we have worked with,” said Howard Nolan, Vice Chairman of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. “Through Scouting and military experience as a young man, values of integrity and loyalty have been especially instilled in me. From when I started at United Way in Rhode Island 50 years ago, I have aimed to be loyal and display integrity.”

Nolan was born in Rhode Island and becoming a Scout gave him a chance to get out into the country. By the age five, Nolan imagined his life as a soldier and in the 1940’s, he enlisted in the U.S. Army after college.  After his time as a platoon leader, Nolan started working for United Way Rhode Island. After three years, an opportunity in United Way Los Angeles became available where he became Vice President of Resource Development. In 1977, Nolan became the Executive Director of United Way San Antonio where he has served for 39 years.

“’Good, better, best-never let it rest,’ is a phrase that has taken me through my entire career. My advice to youth is to channel yourself to your interests and find something you like, nurture the idea, and involve yourself,” said Nolan. “The biggest problem is overcoming the hurdles that present themselves with every opportunity. But, they can be over-came and you can make a difference.”

For more information and a list of past honorees, visit or email or contact Courtney Bukowski at 210-296-7623.

About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has an established credibility and reputation for being synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals which supports over 65 agencies and 133 programs. In the past two years, United Way San Antonio and Bexar County has invested over 45 million in programs, services and initiatives serving the local community. Of the total invested dollars, about 48 percent is invested in life-changing programs serving children and youth, about 29 percent in programs that strengthen families, about 17 percent to programs providing food, shelter and emergency care, and about 6 percent in community building investments.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 6,500 volunteer adults in South Texas.  With Learning for Life, an in-school character education BSA subsidiary, the Council serves over 25,876 youth.  The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness.  Learn more at



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