PRLog - March 4, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO -- The Alamo Area Council, BSA, celebrating its centennial this year, will honor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Chancellor of the University of Texas System, at their annual Good Scout Luncheon on Friday, March 30, 2012. The Good Scout luncheon is the largest event the Alamo Area Council, BSA hosts annually. “Every year we honor a citizen who best exemplifies the goals, traditions, and values of Scouting through their service to our community. Dr. Cigarroa is that citizen for 2012,” declares Jeff Rummel, President for the Alamo Area Council, BSA.
Dr Cigarroa supports 100 Years Scouting
Individuals, corporations, and private foundations serve as sponsors for this annual luncheon recognition event which supports Scouting programs council wide.
“Our Scouting programs combine excitement with educational activities and lasting values. It also allows parents to witness their boys strengthen their character, develop good citizenship, and enhance their mental and physical fitness,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the Alamo Area Council. “We also have a great number of girls participating in Scouting within our career-oriented Exploring and high adventure Venturing programs!”
“I am honored to be associated with the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts, an organization whose service mission shares similarly noble themes with those of The University of Texas System,” said UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. “We both aim to make a positive impact on the lives we touch, and we both seek to better prepare people for their futures. I congratulate the Boy Scouts for being such a positive force in our society over the past century and wish the organization my best for generations to come.”
“Francisco has had a long and highly distinguished career in medicine and higher education, but he is a tremendously humble individual who is passionate about serving youth and the Greater San Antonio community,” says Curtis V. Anastasio, President-elect of the Alamo Area Council BSA and President/CEO, NuStar Energy.
Dr. Cigarroa is a nationally renowned pediatric and transplant surgeon who previously served as the third president of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Cigarroa has appointments from former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, serving as a member of President Bush’s Committee on the National Medal of Science and on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He and his wife, Graciela, an attorney in San Antonio, have two daughters, Maria Cristina and Barbara Carisa.
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.