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Alamo Area Council Offers Unique Value to New Families and Youth from Kindergarten to 21 Years of Age

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  (September 8, 2018) – Youth and their families from thirteen South Central Texas counties will be participating in the Fall membership recruitment season of the Boys Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) during September to December. Scouting groups have scheduled signup meetings at local schools showcasing the fun and adventure of the BSA.  The counties served by the Alamo Area BSA include Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.

“With a Unified Focus on Youth, we work alongside our charter partners and over 6,000 adult volunteer leaders to make significant investments of our time and resources to provide hope. This hope to a Scout youth and their families is the ‘peace of mind’ that their unique Scouting Adventure will make their future brighter,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.

Parents and youth can learn more about the age appropriate camps and high adventure bases which feature water sports, climbing, camping, and backpacking. Yearly featured events like the New Cub Scout Adventure Day, Spook-o-ree, Scout Nights with sports teams, field trips, and friendly competitions like Pinewood Derby Races will also be highlighted.  Learn more about these events and others within our local guide

NEW in 2017 is the Lion program, designed as an introduction to Cub Scouting where the Lion badge will serve as a precursor to the Tiger rank. Kindergarteners participating in the program will be members of the Cub Scout pack; attend pack meetings; and learn the Cub Scout sign, the Cub Scout salute, and the Cub Scout motto.  Learn more about Lion at Link.  

NEWLY upgraded for 2017, BSA’s mobile web app for advancement tracking is FREE locally- www.Scoutbook.comExternal Link.

The Boy Scouts of America since 1910 has been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to help teach youth how to make good decisions throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow.   During the Alamo Area Council’s Fall membership recruitment season of 2016 over 5,500 traditional Scout youth joined the program.

Cub Scouting serves boys in kindergarten through 5th grades while Boy Scouting serves boys 11 to 18 years of age. The BSA also serves young men and women 14-21 through an outdoor adventure program called Venturing while also offering career guidance through the Exploring program.  Learn more about Venturing at www.Venturing.orgExternal Link and all about Exploring at www.Exploring.orgExternal Link.

Scouting makes the most of the little time parents have in positively impacting their children. To find out more about Scouting, look for or ask about the BSA recruitment flyers and posters at a school near you.  Or, visit the National BSA program information and recruitment site www.BeAScout.orgExternal Link to find a unit near your based on your zip code.

A list of all the schools participating and meeting times can also be found at  Or, contact the Scout Service Executive team member in your area by emailing

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 subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, the Council serves over 22,500 youth.  The Boy Scouts of America continues 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 http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link


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