Scouting Alumni Association Prepares to Launch
Last year, as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration, the Boy Scouts of America launched the BSA Alumni Connection program, a concerted effort to reconnect with some of Scouting’s 50 million living alumni. More than 200,000 people signed up and are now receiving such benefits as the Alumni Alive! newsletter, free bugle-call ringtones, and free one-year memberships to the National Scouting Museum. Meanwhile, more than 100 local councils created alumni-relations committees to reengage those men and women.
Now, the BSA is taking alumni relations to a new level by creating the Scouting Alumni Association. The SAA won’t replace the Alumni Connection; instead, it will offer additional benefits to alumni who want to do even more to support Scouting. For annual dues of $35, SAA members will enjoy all the benefits of Alumni Connection membership, plus special recognition items and discounts on products and services from trusted BSA partners.
“There’s no doubt that alumni make up Scouting’s strongest support group,” said Bill Steele, the BSA’s director of Alumni Relations and the National Eagle Scout Association. “Our new alumni association will give them a tangible way to support both their local council and the National Council while they help us spread the word about Scouting in their communities.”
The Scouting Alumni Association will be launched this fall. Visit www.bsaalumni.org/ or see future issues of Alumni Alive!