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SCOUT YOUTH HONORED AT VIRTUAL BRUNCH
Alamo Area Council’s Annual Fundraiser Recognize Youth
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 16, 2021) Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather virtually on Thursday, March 18, 2021, to hear youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council share their stories, including a keynote from Eagle Scout Jim Syring, President of Property and Casualty at USAA. Young men and women will be honored for their outstanding achievements, lifesaving efforts and resilient through the hurdles of 2020.
The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council will host the event on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook streaming services @AlamoAreaBSA. Media is invited to attend the event beginning at 10:15 a.m. and concluding at 10:45 a.m., pre-show begins at 10:00 a.m.
“The goal of the Scouting Movement is to teach our youth to have good judgement and a good head on their shoulders by experiencing positive outdoor adventures. So please ‘Give’ to help fund the tradition of adventure and character development for all boys and girls,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.
Tyler Syring with Scouts BSA Troop 18 will emcee the brunch; announcing many special honorees. Eagle Scout Harry “Quint” Bowers of Troop 119 will be honored with the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for his ‘Mighty Mitts’ in support of children diagnosed with cancer.
Lane Mokry of Pack 22, Christopher Bowling of Troop 381, and Therren Beetner of Troop 119 will be honored for their significant acts of service that demonstrate unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save another’s life.
Scouts BSA youth Michelle Bourland of Troop 496, Angel Gonzales of Troop 2222G, Medwyn Guajardo of Troop 361, and Gayle Hende of Troop 346G will be highlighted as the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts – a prestigious achievement attained by some of the country’s most noteworthy figures.
The annual event helps support Scouting programs and camps council wide. The counties served by the Alamo Area BSA include Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.
To learn more or attend the Virtual Brunch visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/VirtualBrunch. To support local Scouting, donate online at www.GiveTheAdventure.org or text GIVEADVENTURE to 41444.
To join Scouting visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Join or contact membership team by phone at 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 14,000 youth and 3,500 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 Council manages over 1,280 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.