Support the Alamo Area Council – Strong Families…Strong America!
For generations, Scouting has transformed the lives of thousands of youth right here in South Central Texas. Scouting is made possible through the generosity of volunteers, families, members of our community and companies who all believe that a strong foundation of character and leadership developed in youth, leads to stronger more productive lives.
In 2019 the Alamo Area Council launched a $2.0 million fundraising campaign to generate the annual support needed to make Scouting programs happen this year. There are many ways that you can participate in this campaign, either as a fundraising volunteer, by making a gift to our GIVE THE ADVENTURE campaign or by simply participating in one of our special events. Every dollar raised stays right here in South Central Texas to support the youth in our own communities.
We hope that you will find something that not only excites you but also gives you an opportunity to give back to a program that has shaped the lives of great leaders for well over a century. We need your help in Building Stronger Communities…together!
GIVE THE ADVENTURE
GIVE THE ADVENTURE is the Alamo Area Council’s annual campaign for individuals and companies to make a 100% tax-deductible gift to support Scouting programs. The Alamo Area Council will invest over $250 in each of our over 18,000 youth in 2018 alone. By making an investment in this campaign you are supporting families who are in need of financial assistance in order to participate, five year-round facilities including three camping properties and two Scout Service Centers, and an infrastructure designed to support over 5,000 adult volunteers who bring Scouting to life. GIVE THE ADVENTURE is the most cost-effective way to support Scouting programs.
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Matching Gifts: Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts of America. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting.
Volunteer Gifts: Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants. Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Increase Scouting support through your time!
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The Alamo Area Council hosts a number of special events throughout the year to fund various Scouting programs and to recognize the outstanding individuals that provide those programs. Here are some events we hold each year.
The “Good Scout” Award Luncheon is presented annually to a deserving individual at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council’s largest special event, the Good Scout Award Luncheon. The GSA recognition is presented to those who exemplify in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service, as evidenced by their leadership to many worth-while organizations, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.
The Boy Scout Shoot Out is a fun filled afternoon, sporting clay competition, held annually at the National Shooting Complex. Teams of five compete at various stations, accommodating all skill levels, to shoot 100 targets. The National Shooting Complex is one of the premier shooting facilities in the world, spanning 671 acres of San Antonio countryside. A dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony follow the tournament.
The Boy Scout Golf Classic is a four-player scramble golf tournament held annually to benefit the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council. Along with a $10,000 putting tournament elimination round, there are contests for longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one WIN A NEW CAR contest.
The Eagle Scout Luncheon – Gathering of Eagles hosted by the Alamo Area Council Eagle Scout Association committee recognizes the previous year’s Eagle Scout Class. The council continues its tradition of providing this reception is free of charge for new Eagle Scouts and their guests. The evening is underwritten with generous sponsorship’s by many Eagle Scout alumni, charter members and patrons
The Scouting Expo This annual event brings together over 900 adult volunteer Scouting leaders from across the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council’s (BSA) 6 geographic districts for the purpose of training, education, and inspiration rallying around the Scouting movement. This is an opportunity for businesses and other local non-profits to get in front of the Scouting community by ways of a booth a this event.
Other Ways to Support Scouting in the Alamo Area Council
Endowment gifts ensure the council can continue to offer outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years.
Planned Giving for endowment ensures Scouting will continue building character, fitness, and citizenship for years to come. Learn more about ways to plan a gift and the additional personal income and tax benefits your gift can create. Help ensure Scouting success with meaningful planned gifts.
Memorials and tributes are a nice way for individuals, businesses, or groups to remember special friends. Special donations in memory or honor of an extraordinary individual will be acknowledged and handled with great care.
Non-cash gifts help ensure the success of Scouting at the Alamo Area Council through meaningful gifts such as vehicles, trucks, trailers, and boats.
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To donate stocks, bonds, mutual funds or securities, please call Courtney Bukowski at (210) 296-7623 or email courtney.bukowski@Scouting.org regarding your intent. Please see the instructions below for additional information.
- What is the procedure for donating stock to the Alamo Area Council?
- Contact Courtney Bukowski at (210) 296-7623 for the Stock Gift Transfer Instructions Form and follow the three simple steps. To donate stock certificates, transfer the ownership of stock certificates to the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and mail the certificate to the Alamo Area Council, 2226 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78213. Please mark the envelope “personal and confidential, attn: Courtney Bukowski. This will enable the council to see funds are properly credited.
- Can the Alamo Area Council accept the gift of mutual funds?
- Yes. It is a different procedure than with stocks. Please call Courtney Bukowski at (210) 296-7623 to discuss.
Director of Development