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GOOD SCOUT AWARD BEING PRESENTED TO CARLOS AND MALÚ ALVAREZ
Alamo Area Council BSA will honor the Alvarez’s at Good Scout Luncheon on March 11th
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 6, 2020) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council will honor business leader and philanthropists, Carlos and Malú Alvarez, at their 38th Annual Good Scout Luncheon on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The largest special event of the Alamo Area Council BSA will be held at the Norris Conference Center in the Red Oak Ballroom, 618 N.W. Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216. The media is invited to attend the luncheon and the pre-luncheon reception that begins at 11:15 a.m.
“In recognition of the importance that leadership plays in our mission and community, the Council is honored to present the 2020 Good Scout Award to Carlos and Malú Alvarez, whose leadership and values reflect that of Scouting’s Program,” said Michael de los Santos, Alamo Area BSA Chief Executive.
The “Good Scout” Award, chaired this year by Barbara Gentry, is an annual award presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the community, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their friends and colleagues. Started in 1982, this prestigious local award will list past Good Scout Award Honorees including majority Spurs owner, Peter Holt, former President, George W. Bush, General Colin Powell, Governor Rick Perry, and Spurs legend, David Robinson.
Carlos is a true visionary who is one of our city’s greatest business leaders. He is Chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, which he founded in 1986 when he moved from his native Mexico with his family to San Antonio. He is responsible for bringing Corona Beer to the U.S. and developing Corona into one of the most successful global beer brands. In 1989, he acquired what at the time was a little-known, ailing brewery in Shiner, Texas, and transformed Shiner Bock into Texas’ best-selling craft beer.
“Carlos and Malú have established themselves as leaders in our community through their tremendous support of a very wide range of charitable and civic causes to which they have given generously of their time and money,” said Bill Greehey, Chairman of the Board of NuStar Energy L.P. and 2001 Good Scout Award Honoree.
Carlos and Malú are passionate about education, particularly scholarship funding. They have contributed to educational institutions across the U.S., including every major university in San Antonio. They are leading supporters of San Antonio-area organizations like the United Way, the Tobin Center for Performing Arts, Texas Public Radio, and Haven for Hope. Carlos serves on the Boards of Davidson College, Davidson, NC, the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, the World Affairs Council of America, and National Public Radio – both in Washington D.C. Carlos was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2010 and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2011.
About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council
The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13-county area imparting the Scouting program to over 17,000 youth and 4,000 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and fitness. The Alamo Area Council manages over 1,500 acres of outdoor adventure for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age at three premier camps – Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Mays Family Scout Ranch, and McGimsey Scout Park. Learn more at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.