Report to State – February 1, 2020
Greetings from the 17,244 Scouts and the 4,456 adult volunteer Scouters of the Alamo Area Council, headquartered in San Antonio.
I am Eagle Scout Trent Corley of Scouts BSA Troop 809, and I am honored to report that the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council continues to accomplish its mission of instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law in our youth by utilizing outdoor adventure, citizenship, and fitness.
The Alamo Area Council earned the Journey to Excellence SILVER Award, the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. And, we were 1 of 11 Council’s in the Nation to receive the GOLD Journey to Excellence Award for Venturing.
Most importantly, we continue to serve more youth. In fact, over 1.3 Million youth have been served by the Alamo Area Council since our chartered date of May 16, 1912.
Counted among our 2019 successes include:
- Camping activity reached 5,699 – with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturing Scouts attending summer and year-round adventure programs.
- Scouting for Food efforts of our youth and adults collected over 5,000 pounds of food. This represents 6,500 meals for food insecure youth and families in our local community.
- Advancements: Total Cub and Scouts BSA advancements reached 11,697.
- Eagle Scouts – 399 Scouts BSA youth achieved Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout, contributing over 58,450 service hours with a value over $1.48 million invested into our local economy and community. (based on value of 2019 volunteer time $25.43/hr. by independentsector.org)
Highlights of our Eagles include:
- Jonathan Largoza, of Troop 346 – Recognized for the 2019 Adam’s Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year for his work supporting a senior citizens community.
- Eagle Scout Ethan Schneider of Troop 911 awarded prestigious William T. Hornaday Award for his conservation project work on invasive species control.
- Eagle Scout Alex Kubon earned ALL 138 Merit Badges available to complete within the Scouts, BSA program. (Alex joins a list of less than 450 Scouts that have reached such an accomplishment within the 110-year history of the BSA)
- Additional Community Service We acknowledge the sacrifices and services of those who serve in the U.S Armed Forces. In San Antonio, the Military City, we participate in many flag ceremonies with one of our biggest community service involving placing flags through Fort Sam Houston Cemetery to honor our American Heroes.
The Alamo Area Council continues to receive the support of our volunteers and community leaders; and, with your support, we will continue this tradition of Scouting and service for many years to come to help our youth to succeed!