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For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America has prepared generations of leaders. We guide youth on a solid path toward becoming great citizens, role models, stewards, and friends.

Millions have passed through Scouting’s ranks, and millions more have supported them along the way. Every camping trip had a guide…every patch, a tailor…every Pinewood Derby, a carpenter…every youth, a mentor.

The BSA is inviting all Scouting alumni to reconnect through the BSA Alumni Connection program. That group—nearly 50 million members strong—includes former Scouts, their family members, volunteers, professional Scouters, community leaders, and the tens of millions of Americans who have benefited from Scouting.

Check out the Alumni Alive site  click here

For more information please contact the council office about what is happening in the Mountaineer Area Council.

Scouting alumni are invited to come back, make a new connection, and take an active role in Scouting again. As we prepare for our 2010 Anniversary, we are committed to inspiring, engaging, and empowering the entire Scouting community.

When Scouting alumni visit www.BSAalumni.org, they gain access to a host of new programs. They can search for old friends and mentors, upload photos and stories onto an online scrapbook, make donations that directly benefit Scouts in Mountaineer Area Council, and learn how to get involved in 100th Anniversary activities and events.

“We think our alumni and our Scouts will benefit from the program,” said Scout Executive Dan Wagner.  As an example, he pointed to a national 100th Anniversary program called A Year of Celebration, A Century of Making A Difference. It rewards Scouts, their leaders, and Scouting alumni for living up to some of the BSA’s core values.  “If alumni fulfill the requirements, which require sharing their experience and expertise with Scouts, they can even earn a series of commemorative patches,” Mr. Wagner said.

The goal of the BSA Alumni Connection program is to make sure that all whose lives have been positively impacted by the Boy Scouts of America demonstrate their dedication and commitment to the next generation of Scouts.  “These are the people that lived through our first 100 years,” Mr. Wagner said. “Now, they can take on an entirely new role and impact the next century of Scouting.”

The program also directly benefits our council, districts, and units. When alumni from the area  reconnect, we receive their contact information and other data. Our hope is to engage them as volunteers, donors, and ambassadors for Scouting in the Mountaineer Area Council area of Northern West Virginia.

Contact the council office to get tools to connect with Scouting alumni you meet. Start by encouraging them to visit www.BSAalumni.org and reconnect. Those without access to the Internet can call (304) 366-3940 to be part of the BSA Alumni Connection program.

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