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Angel Martinez, PR Director

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Young Ladies Ages 11-17 start their Trail to Eagle beginning Friday, February 1, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (January 30, 2019) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) is now inviting both boys and girls to join the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17) beginning Friday, February 1, 2019. To celebrate this historic year of officially registering older girls into the Scouting Movement leading to the Eagle Scout rank, the Alamo Area Council is hosting a party at their headquarters from 3 to 6 p.m. this Friday to celebrate the launch of Scouts BSA. 

Media is invited to attend to witness young ladies turning in their membership applications for the Scouts BSA program with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. located at 2226 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, Texas 78213.

“The Alamo Area Council might get 200 new girls in the Scouts BSA program and we might get 20,000, but we do know we are all in this together in service of youth and excited to welcome them and their families into Scouts BSA come February 1, 2019,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.

All Scouts and their families are invited. Those looking to join Scouting are invited to attend and can learn more about the program at the event. We have events lined up to welcome new Scouts this Spring starting with our Council Wide Campout, March 1st-3rd and even this Summer with special pricing for our Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Bear Creek.

“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 will make their future brighter,” said Angel Martinez, PR Director with the local Boy Scouts.

Any young lady that has turned in an application on or by February 1st to join a troop AND stops by our Launch Party on Friday will receive a Scout Law Bracelet (varied designs) and a Founder's Patch for their uniform at the event.

We will have games and activities, pizza and donuts, and door prizes that will help you to Experience the Adventure.

The Musselman Scout Shop, located inside the Alamo Area Council Service Center, will be open and ready to help youth with the new Scouts BSA uniform, including the new Scouts BSA handbook for girls. The shirts come in sizes and cuts for women and girlsand the new uniform pants for ladies can be rolled up at the leg to be worn as capri pants. The current, switchback-style uniform pants that zip off at the knee can also be purchased.

“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.

Scouting makes the most of the little time parents have in positively impacting their children. To find out more about Scouting, look for or ask about the BSA recruitment flyers and posters at a school near you.  Or, visit the National BSA program information and recruitment site www.BeAScout.orgExternal Linkto 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.orgExternal Linkor 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.orgExternal Link