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Community Bulletin Board

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) occasionally receives information about community events and organizations or products/services that we think is important to share with you.  Please note that the listing of these community events and programs does not signify their endorsement by the BSA.  The BSA cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of these events and programs.

Submit your Event Flyer in .PDF (max size 4 MB) for approval to the Alamo Area Council Program Office with the email subject "Community Bulletin Board" to CommunityBB@AlamoAreaBSA.org. 

EVENTS

           

June

Great Opportunity!     4-7 of June!
Please contact Justin Franz (below)

  • I am contacting you on behalf of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's (USGIF) Young Professionals Group (YPG). I would like to gauge your interest in sending 30-50 scouts from the Alamo Area Council to participate in the 2017 GEOINT Symposium held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas June 4th through 6th. Each year, USGIF holds the GEOINT Symposium in order to bring together members of government, industry, academia, and the military for the purpose of showcasing advancements and innovations in the GEOINT field. GEOINT (short for geospatial intelligence) is the tradecraft of gathering information about the earth using tools such as satellite imagery, laser scanning, and radar signals, and analyzing this information to make intelligent and informed decisions about the earth and activities that take place on and around its surface. You can read more about this year's symposium here: http://usgif.org/events/geoint-symposiaExternal Link.

     Every year, 25 young professionals from across the industry are selected to attend the symposium through the Golden Ticked Program. As part of this experience, Golden Ticket winners are required to participate in an outreach service project. In years past this has involved leading children on a scavenger hunt throughout the exhibitor's hall, or supervising JROTC cadets as they gain hands-on experience with some of the most advanced technology at the symposium. This year, we invite local Scout troops to participate in this service project, which will likely involve a STEM-related activity. For many scouts who are considering what they might want to study in college, this could be a very valuable opportunity to learn about a field that combines STEM subjects with geography, international affairs, defense, and national security.  

     A member of the USGIF Young Professionals Group, Charlie Devine is an Eagle Scout, former mapmaker at Philmont Scout Ranch, and current geospatial professional. He has offered to describe how the skills and experiences he obtained through scouting have brought him to where he is in his career as a kick off and welcome to the attending scouts. 

     Comtact:    Justin Franz

    Volunteer Engagement Manager

    703-793-0109 ext. 111 (Office)

    703-622-0047 (cell)

    Justin.Franz@usgif.org

    www.usgif.orExternal Linkg

     

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Franklin Park Sonterra  - volunteer with assisted living residents playing games, assisting with crafts, and much more. For more information contact Life Enrichment Coordinator, Julie Ammon, at (830) 358-9206, or email JAmmon@fpliving.com. 
  • Mission San Jose - Scouts are invited to volunteer at Mission Fest celebration on Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. Volunteers are needed for guest relations, food, and children's ride areas. Service hours will be signed off on. For more assistance please contact Irene Wunderlich at (240) 675-8635. 

PRODUCTS / SERVICES OFFERED

  • PHYSICALS FOR SCOUTS - Texan Urgent Care Clinic will be offering $35.00 Physicals for Scouts to Attend Camp. Texas Urgent Care Clinic will also donate $10.00 to the BSA Organization. No Appointment Needed!! For more information visit www.texanurgentcare.com
    External Link

  • HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
    - There are several international students who have worked so hard to earn a scholarship for an opportunity to spend one school year (10 months) with an American family and in an American high school.  For more information, contact Dixie Gaona F.L.A.G. Local Coordinator at 830-708-8812
  • The U.S. Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage - Invites Boy Scouts of all ages to participate in our Outreach and Advancement Program. Learn about the incredible story of Army Medicine since the founding of our Nation. Our program presents the opportunity for advancement and recognition, while never forgetting that “Scouting is a game with a purpose.” For more information download flyer HERE


  • Texas Archery Academy locations would like to support the Scouts with alternative troop meeting opportunities "Archery Night" and regular Archery Merit Badge seminars.
    More details:  http://texasarchery.info/1155-2External Link or contact Clint Montgomery, Executive Director, by email Clint@TexasArchery.info
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