Battle For Texas: The Experience has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to deliver interactive Texas heritage training that teaches scouts the skills of survival in Texas during the 1800s and allows them to step into the journey of Texas settlers who find themselves at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
“The Boy Scouts have a Texas Badge they can earn by fulfilling Texas heritage and history requirements,” said Ryan Latham, BFT Executive Director. “We worked closely with the Boy Scouts to develop a program tailored to those requirements. With our proximity to the Alamo and other historic sites, scouts can achieve all of the requirements for the Texas Badge in one day.”
Latham explains that during the interactive adventure, Boy Scouts embark on a journey guided by 1830s re-enactors who place them in the shoes of Texas settlers, and they ultimately become Alamo defenders themselves.
“The Alamo Area Council is excited about our new partnership with Battle For Texas,” said Ted Borcherding, Scout Service Area Coordinator for the Alamo Area Council. “We look forward to the fun and exciting ways our Scouts will not only learn about Texas history and Battle of the Alamo, but that they will get to do it in such an amazing location in the heart of the city.”
In addition, Battle For Texas has created a comparable partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas so that they, too, can learn about and engage with Texas heritage. “Our Girl Scouts program leans heavily on delivering an experience that really engages Scouts with the experiences and perspective of women at the Alamo,” Latham added.
Becky Jennings, Director of Program with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, said they are happy to partner with Battle For Texas. “Girl Scouts has a long history of upholding tradition and honoring our ancestors,” she said. “This partnership will help increase the Girl Scouts’ knowledge of our history and encourage them to keep it alive.”
The first Boy Scout Day will take place on Saturday, May 13 with Girl Scout Days scheduled for Sept. 23 and Oct. 21 with additional dates anticipated. “Our vision is to offer an interactive and engaging Texas heritage experience to Scouts across Texas,” Latham said. “Our program is perfect for individual scouts and their families as well as scout troops looking for an educational and exciting outing that fits into their programming.”
“Battle For Texas: The Experience” is an immersive museum-quality attraction of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo that symbolizes the early struggle for Texas independence.
For more information, visit www.battlefortexas.com. For group orders of 10 or more, call (210) 592-6824 or toll free (866) 633-0195 or email Lindsey@BASEentertainment.com. Ask about booking your next special event at Battle For Texas: The Experience!