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Angel Martinez, PR Director
Young Ladies Ages 11-17 are welcomed to their first BSA summer camp experience
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 1st, 2019) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) has kicked off their Bear Creek Scout Reservation Summer Camp Program for Scouts BSA youth (ages 11-17). Young women enrolled in the Scouts BSA program made history by joining the roughly 350 scouts in attending camp and earning merit badges. This is the first summer in which girls are invited to begin working towards the highest rank in Scouting – the Eagle Scout. Media is invited to witness youth participate in a multitude of activities at Bear Creek Scout Reservation throughout various summer sessions. Many female scouts are also willing to share their historic experience in the Scouts BSA program via interview and/or demonstration.
“I thought it was interesting that everyone had a chance to be a leader, including the younger scouts that had just come in…like me who’s never had any scouting experience!” said Morgan Hegemier, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 596, from League City who participated in the first week of summer camp at Bear Creek Scout Reservation.
All Scouts and their families are invited to learn more about the program and sign up for remaining Bear Creek Summer Sessions. Events are lined up throughout the summer to welcome new scouts to the Scouts BSA youth program. Any young lady interested in attending will be able to enjoy a variety of activities, including a BMX track, 1400 foot tandem zip-line, and dual waterslide. Registration is still available for both boys and girls to attend Bear Creek Scout Reservation. Nationally the Boy Scouts of America have registered over 100,000 young ladies within the Cub Scout and Scouts BSA programs. The Alamo Area Council is on pace to serve over 1,000 girls locally.
“The Alamo Area Council works alongside our charter partners and over 5,000 adult volunteer leaders to make significant investments of our time and resources to provide hope. This hope to a Scout youth and their families is the ‘peace of mind’ that their unique Scouting outdoor adventure – like at Bear Creek Scout Reservation – will make their future brighter,” said Angel Martinez, PR Director with the local Boy Scouts.
“Communities need unity to thrive. I am excited to have the opportunity to work together with so many great organizations in this area to make a positive impact on the lives of all our youth. The investments we make with our time, energy and resources to build the character and leadership of our youth is a proven way to strengthen our future. Join us in the Scouting movement to positively impact the lives of all youth!” said Jim Jeffery, President, Alamo Area Council, BSA.
The Alamo Area Council earned the Journey to Excellence Silver Award status based on our performance in membership, program, unit service, district leadership, and finance. 355 Scouts BSA youth achieved the Eagle Scout rank in 2018, contributing over 52,000 service hours with a value equaling $1.28 million invested into our local economy.
To find out more about attending Bear Creek Scout Reservation, visit www.BearCreekScoutReservation.org. To join Scouting, look for or ask about the BSA recruitment flyers and posters at a school near you. Or, visit the recruitment site www.BeAScout.org to find a unit near your based on your zip code. Or, contact the Scout Service Executive team member in your area by emailing Join@AlamoAreaBSA.org or calling 210-341-8611.
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 18,000 youth and 5,000 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continues 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 sports fitness. The Alamo Area Council manages 1,280 acres of outdoor adventure for boys and girls from 5-21 years of age at three premier camps: Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Mays Family Scout Ranch, and McGimsey Scout Park. Learn more at http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.