Keeping The Campfire Alive for “Scout Heroes” at Friends of Scouting Breakfast

Local Scouts are Honored and share stories of Heroic experiences at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council’s Annual Fundraising Appeal
SAN ANTONIO - Jan. 31, 2014 - PRLog -- Community leaders and Scout supporters will gather Friday, January 31st  to hear youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council share their stories.  Others will be honored for their outstanding achievements. Valero will host the event at their facility at 1 Valero Way at 7:15 a.m.

“Events like our Bexar 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. Youth will perform a patriotic flag ceremony and share stories of their experiences in Scouting. Three youth will also be recognized with awards of merit and for saving lives.

“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.”

Eagle Scouts, Steele Sessions and Lex Lopez, will emcee the breakfast, announcing several special honorees. Eagle Scout Ross Luna will be recognized for his achievement in earning all 135 Merit Badges currently offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

Eagle Scout and Attorney Robert Dittman was born blind and says that without the Scouting program he would not be the man that he is today. Dittman will be recognized for his perseverance and continued support of scouting endeavors.

Explorer Gladys Molina will share her exceptional story of over-coming adversity to achieve her goals, while inspiring others to do the same. The Explorers program is an Alamo Area Council career-oriented program for young men and women 14 through 20 years of age.

The annual event, chaired by Mike Crownover, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Valero Energy, 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 28,500 youth and 7,500 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

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