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Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council
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Mission and Vision
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Welcome to Scouting!
The Alamo Area Council 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 fitness. The AAC manages over 1,500 acres of outdoor adventure for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age at three premier camps –
Bear Creek Scout Camp, Mays Family Scout Ranch, and McGimsey Scout Park.
There are no less than six Scout groups in the Kendall County area. Find the one right for you at alamoareabsa.org.
CUB SCOUTS: Boys and Girls 5-10 years old or those in grades K - 5th.
Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouts, and parents are strongly encouraged to play an active role in the program. This family and community-centered approach to learning results in time well spent. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
SCOUTS BSA: Boys and girls ages 11 - 17, or who have completed the Arrow of Light or have completed the fifth grade.
Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. The program helps develop character, leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities among youth, by focusing on Outdoor Adventures and fostering the desire and skill to help others. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as Scouts lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
VENTURING: Co-ed 14–21 years old or 13 and completed the 8th grade.
Venturing is all about building your adventure with your friends. Scouts will choose activities that matter to them and create their own opportunities for skill development like leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, and responsibility… all while having a blast!
It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you! You will love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility — the list goes on!
EXPLORING: Co-ed 10–20 years old
Exploring is a workforce development program designed to foster and sustain partnerships between businesses and youth (10-20 years old). Exploring also provides hands-on workforce development education which allows both boys and girls to explore different career fields. It uses a proven model that includes leadership, character development, life skills, volunteer service, and citizenship.
SUMMER CAMPS! See our website for more information on summer camps.