Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission!
by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: November 12, 2018
The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We are excited that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls! The Alamo Area Council currently serves over 553 girls in the Cub Scout program out of the 61,483 girls served Nationally by BSA in 10,549 Packs.
Using the same curriculum as the current Boy Scouts program, the organization is also scheduled to launch Scouts BSA in February 2019, which will serve boy troops and girl troops, enabling all eligible youth to earn the Eagle Scout rank (Scouts BSA troops will be single gender – all girl or all boy). This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.
Attached and below are some resource reminders to help us welcome in Scouts BSA!
“Be proud of the work we do in service to youth and community! The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council is THE premier leadership development program for boys and girls wanting an outdoor adventure!” said Angel Martinez, PR Director for the local Boy Scouts.
…share your passion for the
Boy Scouts of America (BSA)!
We believe the BSA offers the
best program for youth – but we
also believe it’s important for
youth to be involved in the
programs that are right
…compare the programs
of the BSA to other youth
…girls who are in Scouts BSA
aren’t members of the Girl Scouts
of the USA (GSUSA). Avoid using the
word “girl” before “Scouts.” This
includes fliers, in conversation,
social media, etc. For example, you
shouldn’t say, “Let’s have that group
of Scouts BSA girl Scouts line up.”
…refer all questions
about GSUSA programs
to the local GSUSA
council or website.
…refer all inquiries from
media outlets (TV, radio,
newspapers, online) to the
BSA public relations team by
email at email@example.com
…remember that the BSA and GSUSA
are separate organizations. If those
around you say or suggest
otherwise, politely correct them!
…use names, programs, marks,
logos, images, or awards of the
GSUSA or combine them with
those of the BSA.
…be clear. Be sure to use official BSA
marks and logos from the BSA Brand
when using terms like “Scout
Me In” whether in print, social media,
A Scout is Courteous
The Boy Scouts of America applauds the
work of the GSUSA in service to our
nation’s youth and is committed to
respecting the organization’s
rights and programs.
Be Prepared. For Scouts BSA
With support from the professional and volunteer Scouting community, Civic, faith-based, and educational organizations called Charter Partners operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.
If you have interest in becoming a Charter Partner in support of all youth, or you are a donor, parent, or young lady interested in supporting this change, please contact our service team to request a meeting by email at SAS@AlamoAreaBSA.org
Or, contact the Alamo Area Council Main Service Center and request to talk with a Family Scouting Service Team member at 210-341-8611.