Ten Things You Can Do To Support Scouting at the Alamo Area Council
- Enroll your children in Scouting at the Alamo Area Council
They will love it and thank you for it! Read more about joining >>
- Financially support a youth in need through our Annual Giving called GIVE THE ADVENTURE
Everyone who shares BSA’s strong values should be able to participate in Scouting. Contribute to Scouting with an ongoing donation and you will change a life. Read about financial support >>
- Become a BSA volunteer.
With the enormous time pressures in their lives, America’s youth need time well spent. Whether you volunteer as a den leader, Scoutmaster, or merit badge counselor, Scouting will be worth your time and effort because of the benefits it provides to youth.
- Tell your neighbors and friends about Scouting both in person and through your social media postings!
Youth love Scouting and its activities, but they love it even more when their friends are involved.
- Get your place of worship involved in Scouting.
Churches, synagogues, and other places of worship are great places for Scouting activities. The Boy Scouts of America supports the strong ideals and values that families are looking for today.
- Write a letter to your local newspaper or other media outlets about your positive opinions about Scouting!
The Boy Scouts of America is a great organization that builds character and values. Share your positive story! Tell other people about it!
- Write your local school board president and principal.
Thank them for the opportunity to use their facilities for Scouting activities, for the use of their bulletin boards to get information to youth, and for the access their school provides to help get information to parents of Scouting-age youth.
- Call your local Boy Scout of America council.
Tell them how much you appreciate what the organization is doing in your community to build tomorrow’s leaders. Contact the [CouncilServiceCenter].
- Organize a Scout color guard for local athletic events or city council meetings.
It is important for people to see Scouting as a meaningful and vital part of the community.
- Leave a Legacy Gift starting with a James E. West Fellowship.
James E. West Fellowship
This gift recognizes individuals who contribute $1000 or more to the endowment. Donors may make a gift in their own name or in honor of someone else. The endowment fund is a permanent fund to support the Alamo Area Council. When you make a gift to the endowment, you ensure funds are available to instill the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law for future generations.
Endowed funds are invested and earnings are used to promote and fund existing Scouting programs. We primarily seek to build the endowment to benefit our camp properties – Bear Creek Scout Camp, McGimsey Scout Park, and the Mays Family Scout Ranch – plus our outdoor programs and outreach efforts in hard to serve communities in the Alamo Area Council.
For more information on Leaving a Legacy gift, contact the Legacy team by email LegacyGiving@AlamoAreaBSA.org or ask for the Development team by phone at 210-341-8611.