“Project Aguila” (Project Eagle) was kicked off in August of 2011 as a local Alamo Area Council Board initiative to create long-standing units in areas where the council has identified the need for a program that prepares boys and girls for life.
For more information, visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/ProjectAguila or contact the Project Aguila leadership team by email at ProjectAguila@AlamoAreaBSA.org.
Focusing on Cub Scouting (youth in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age), Project Aguila financially provides: program staff leadership, membership dues, camp fees, training, uniforms, program supplies, and recognition for Scouts and adults for three years.
- The goal is to continue to see healthy increases of parent involvement while managing the expectation for these Cub Scout Packs to become financially self-sufficient.
- Parents who volunteer in the program become trained role models displaying traits of ethical and moral character as they lead and participate in activities with youth and other adults.
- Volunteering for the Scouts is also an aid to good parenting; Scouting gives involved parents the confidence and resources to work alongside their boys in whatever activities may come their way.
By the numbers
Project Aguila is currently in 5 Harlandale ISD Elementary schools: Bellaire, Carroll Bell, Morrill, Adams, Columbia Heights; 1 Edgwood ISD Elementary schools: Loma Park; 1 Northside ISD Elementary schools: Elrod; 3 Southwest ISD Elementary Schools: Elm Creek, Indian Creek, and Southwest; 1 San Antonio ISD schools: Riverside; and 2 Assisted Community Sites: SAM Ministries and Ella Austin Community Center
For the 2017-2018 Calendar year
- 11 units
- 207 youth
“Teaching self-sufficiency and encouraging youth are the keys to our success, and this year’s Project Aguila Field Day is partly a celebration of the increase of youth and family in such an impactful Scouting program. When our kids win, our community wins,”
“Las claves de nuestro exito son animar a los niños y enseñarles autosuficiencia. Proyecto Aguila Dia de Campo 2013(dos mil trece) es, en parte, una celebracion del aumento en participacion de niños y familias en un programa de Exploracion tan impactante. Cuando nuestros niños ganan, nuestra comunidad gana.” ~ Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive / CEO