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NEWS RELEASE -Campfire Alive at Friends of Scouting Breakfast

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Scout Youth are Honored, Share stories around the "Campfire" at Alamo Area Council’s Annual Fundraiser

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  (February 10, 2016) - Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather Thursday, February 11, 2016, to hear youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council share their stories.  Others will be honored for their outstanding achievements and saving lives.  Valero will host the event at their facility at 1 Valero Way at 7:10 a.m.

“Events like our Bexar County Community Breakfast provide our supporters insight into our youth leadership programs in South Central Texas, and supports funding that continues this tradition of adventure and character development that keeps the campfire alive for years to come,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.  Youth will perform a patriotic flag ceremony and share stories of their experiences in Scouting. 

The Faylor brothers, Eagle Scouts with Troop 660, chartered through Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints - Wiseman Ward, will emcee the breakfast, announcing several special honorees.  Eagle Scout,  Alexander Putman of Troop 512 will be honored for his Eagle Project that earned him the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.  Boy Scout Alejandro Salas Rios of Troop 412, chartered through the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, will be honored with the Meritorious Action Award.

Sea Scout, Michael Nelle, of Ship 26, chartered through Northshore United Methodist Church will share his story of the Sea Scouting program and what it meant to receive the Quartermaster Award.  This award has not been earned since 1979. Sea Scouts program is an Alamo Area Council Venturing program for young men and women 13 through 20 years of age.

The annual event, chaired by Eric Fisher,Vice President-Investor Relations, Market Analysis & Strategic Planning of  Valero Energy Corporation, and hosted by Mike Crownover, President of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and the former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Valero Energy, helps support Scouting programs and camps council wide.  To support local Scouting, donate online today at

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 www.AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link


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