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Alamo Area Council’s Annual Fundraiser Recognize Youth and Distinguished Eagle Scout Lt. General Buchanan

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 12, 2019,) - Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather Wednesday, February 13, 2019, to hear youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council share their stories, including a keynote from successful Youtuber, Eagle Scout Bob Hansler, Others will be honored for their outstanding achievements and saving lives. Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, Commander of the US Army North (5th Army) and Senior Commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, will be receiving the prestigious DESA - Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. 

Valero Energy Corporation will host the event and Media is invited to attend at Valero’s facility at One Valero Way, Building D, Fourth Floor, with event beginning at 11:00 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.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.

Bre Scott with Venturing Crew 804 and Joseph Fuentes with Scouts BSA Troop 346 will emcee the breakfast; announcing many special honorees. Eagle Scout Joshua Boyd of Troop 133 will be honored with the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for hosting a workshop and fishing event for individuals with disability.

“Scouting has been a challenging exciting adventure for our son, and involvement with his troop, a wonderful family opportunity. We have been active in our community, honored to see Scouts actively engaged in reverence, and grateful for the leadership and mentoring our son received,” said Brian and Sheri Boyd, Scout parents of Eagle Scout Joshua Boyd.

Abel Salgado of Troop 501, Koal Schaub of Troop 194, Matthew Jeffery of Troop 18, Matthew Regner of Troop 498, Travis Farnsworth of Pack 604, and Jacob Harrison of Troop 90 will be honored for their significant acts of service that demonstrate unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save another’s life. 

Matthew and Luke Burek, Scouts from Troop 360 will lead the Scout Oath & Law at the event with Eagle Scout Franz Cangco of Troop 228 leading the Bear Creek Grace. Presentation of colors will be led by Sea Scouts of Ship 26 with Michalea Oakes, the Council’s Report to Nation delegate, being awarded the Sea Scout Leadership Award.

“The Alamo Area Council’s Bexar County Brunch, and donors like you, ensure over 18,000 Scout boys and girls have those character building outdoor experiences to become our future leaders,” said Raul Rios, Bexar Brunch Event Chair and VP of Total Financial Development for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.

The annual event hosted by Valero Energy Corporation, 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 support local Scouting, donate online today at or text GIVEADVENTURE to 41444.

To find out more about Scouting, visit www.BeAScout.orgExternal Link. Or, contact the Alamo Area Council by visiting Link or emailing Join@AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link 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 5-20 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


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