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International Scouting Relations Grow With San Antonio

Mexican Scouts from Monterrey to Celebrate Anniversary while camping at McGimsey Scout Park

San Antonio Campamento 2012- International Scouting Event at McGimsey Scout Park
San Antonio Campamento 2012- International Scouting Event at McGimsey Scout Park
Nov. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Over eighty male and female Scouts from Monterrey, Mexico will travel to San Antonio on Friday, November 16 to celebrate their group’s anniversary and unify around the Spirit of Scouting with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at The Alamo Area Council’s McGimsey Scout Park. Media is invited to see the Scouts in action on Saturday, November 17 from 2 – 5 p.m. at McGimsey Scout Park located at 10810 Wedgewood, San Antonio, TX 78231 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10810+Wedgewood,+San+Antonio,+TX+78231&hl=en&sll=31.168934,-100.076842&sspn=12.523413,28.366699&hnear=10810+Wedgewood+Dr,+San+Antonio,+Texas+78213&t=m&z=16).

McGimsey, a 140 acre scout park owned by the Alamo Area Council, is located in north central San Antonio and will host the event. The first of it's kind in San Antonio, the San Antonio Campamento, as the event is called, brings together nearly 300 Scouts de Mexico, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas in a new forging of international Scouting relations during the weekend of November 16 - 18, 2012, with planned outdoor activities, goodwill gift exchange, and a goal of creating great shared experiences and memories for the youth.

“The Mexican Scouts of Groupo 33 reached out to us and we responded in accepting the opportunity to host them as a symbol of one united Scouting community…There is also much we can learn from each other to help make a difference in our respective communities,” says Lex Lopez, Senior Patrol leader for the Alamo Area Boy Scout’s Troop 285.

“This is a great opportunity for our Scouts to experience not only their cultural differences, but also discover their similarities and shared values. I really admire everyone working together to make this happen, and I appreciate the focus on our kids - as we know, they will determine the future success of our nations,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the Alamo Area Council, BSA, based in San Antonio, Texas.  

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.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Alamo Area BSA.  For more information, visit http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.

About Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT):

In partnership with more than 7,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas serves 23,500 girls in its 21-county jurisdiction. Girl Scouting helps girls in grades K – 12 develop the courage to experience new adventures, the confidence to defy self-doubt, and the character to impact a community. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. For more information, visit https://www.girlscouts-swtx.org.

About Scouts de Mexico

The Association of Scouts of Mexico A.C., headquartered in Mexico City, serves over 33,000 youth members with a mission to contribute to the education of young people through a value-based system and to participate in building a better world, in which people develop fully as individuals through Scouting.  For more information, visit http://www.scouts.org.mx/

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