Report to State 2013 for the Alamo Area Council
Year End 2012 Review
On Saturday, February 2, 2013, a delegation of Scouts and leaders from the Alamo Area Council attended the event called “Report to State” held annually at the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas.
A “Report to the State” is presented each year by each council to the governor of Texas to highlight and share the benefits Scouting provides in the state of Texas. It provides an opportunity to build the Scouting brand and image as well as increase the awareness and visibility of Scouting’s service. Within our Alamo Area Council, the report to the state provides a source of pride and morale boost.
“Greetings from the 28,654 Scouts and the 7,513 adult volunteer Scouters of the Alamo Area Council, headquartered in San Antonio,” announced life Scout, Roshan Nair, from behind the state podium. “It is always a pleasure to report that Alamo Area Council continues to successfully make forward progress in accomplishing it mission of instilling values in our youth – the leaders of tomorrow.”
Counted among our 2012 successes are:
- Camping – Cub Scout & Boy Scout Camping programs had another fantastic year with 3,582 youth attending our summer and year-round programs.
- Eagle Scouts – 372 Boy Scouts achieved Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout, contributing over 66,910 service hours with a value equaling $1,457,969 (million) invested into our local economy and community.*
- Mays Family Scout Ranch – Alamo Area Council began planning construction of a new 75 acre facility in the Southern most limits of San Antonio.
- Good Scout Award – Honored Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, Chancellor of University of Texas System with the Good Scout Award
- Project Aguila – One of our newest and proudest accomplishment was the growth of our Project Aguila (Eagle) initiative that recruited over 400 new Cub Scouts in 13 Cub Scout Packs and continues to grow. You add in the participation of their families, siblings, school administrators, and teachers and we are looking at nearly 1,000+ plus people that this program is impacting. Visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Aguila for more information on this program.
- Growth by the numbers:
- Membership grew from 28,099 in 2011 to 28,654 in 2012
- Units served grew from 734 in 2011 to 750 in 2012
- Eagle Scouts grew from 354 in 2011 to 372 in 2012
- Volunteer leadership grew from 7,291 in 2011 to 7,513
- Popcorn sales that support youth programs grew from $1.55 in 2011 to $1.61 million in 2012.
- Friends of Scouting financial support of youth programs grew to a historic level of over $920,000 in 2012.
“Love Scouting for What It Has Done and For What It’s Going To Do” ~ Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive/CEO, Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
If your unit is interested in serving as our official council delegation contingent for next year or for more event information please contact Veronica Martinez at 210-341-8611 Ext 137.
*1Estimate only based on value of volunteer time set at $21.79 per hour by Corporation for National and Community Service. “Research Brief: Volunteering in America Research Highlights ” (2011).