PRLog - Feb. 7, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO -- Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather Wednesday, February 8 to hear youth members of the Boy Scouts of America share their stories and others will be honored for their outstanding achievements. Valero will host the event at their facility on One Valero Way at 7:15 A.M.
Scouts stand in honor during the Parade of Flags
“The event will feature some of the most outstanding youth in south central Texas,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive of the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Youth will have displays on the fun and adventures of Scouting, perform a patriotic flag ceremony with bagpipes, and share stories of their experiences. Five youth will also be recognized with awards for saving lives.
“It is amazing as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Alamo Area Council that the traditional values of Scouting continue to be reflected in today’s youth members,” de los Santos said.
William Sessions, retired FBI Director and Distinguished Eagle Scout, will be in attendance and participate in recognizing youth members. “Our youth will remember the day and be guided by his example and leadership in our community and nation,” said de los Santos.
Marine Lance Cpl. John Felix Farias will also be honored in the closing ceremony. He was an Eagle Scout from New Braunfels from the Alamo Area BSA Troop 381 who was recently killed while serving in Afghanistan.
The annual event, chaired by Eric Fisher, Vice President of Investor and Corporate Communications at Valero, helps support Scouting programs council wide.
About the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 28,000 youth and 7,000 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 sports fitness. For more information on the Alamo Area BSA, please visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.
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The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 28,000 youth and 7,000 volunteer adults in South Texas.