PRLog - Feb. 11, 2014 - SAN ANTONIO -- Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather Thursday, February 13th, at the Kerr County / Texas Hills Friends of Scouting Breakfast to hear youth and Scout leaders of the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America share stories of inspiration and achievement. The annual fundraising event will be held at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center with the breakfast buffet beginning at 6:45 a.m. and the program at 7:00 a.m. Youth will perform a patriotic flag ceremony and share stories of their experiences in Scouting.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout Caleb Thomas, a recent college graduate; and Life Scout, Antonio Flores, will both be speaking on their adventures within Troop 111 and on Scouting’s impact on their lives. Also supporting the Alamo Area Council in its message of having a “Unified Focus on Youth” will be Preston Weatherred, Scoutmaster of Troop 60, and Chief John Young, Jr., Eagle Scout and Chief of Police in Kerrville. Emceeing the breakfast will be Kenneth Bruner, Executive Operations Director at First United Methodist Church of Kerrville and District Commissioner of Texas Hills, and Robert Collier, Director of Quality and Services Operations at Mooney Airplane Company and Scoutmaster of Troop 111. They will help share the impact of Scouting over many years and its continued importance.
“Events like our Kerr County Community Breakfast provide our supporter’s insight into our youth leadership programs in South Central Texas, and none of our youth's Scouting adventures or leadership accomplishments would be possible without the support of our Friends of Scouting,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive of the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
“Scouting has instilled in me a life-long love of the outdoors,” says Curt Anastasio, President of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council. “Through the support of our volunteers and community leaders we are able to continue this tradition of adventure, keeping the campfire alive for years to come.”
The Kerr County Texas Hills Friends of Scouting Breakfast is chaired by Frank Dunlap, former Director of The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, which helps support Scouting programs in the Texas Hills District and council wide. To learn more about the Texas Hills District of the Alamo Area Council, visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/
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 28,500 youth and 7,500 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Texas Hills District includes Kerrville, Ingram, Hunt, Mountain Home, Center Point, Comfort, as well as Bandera and Medina Counties. 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.