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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Scouting Alumni and Friends

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Q/A SAF PROGRAM AND PURPOSE

What is Scouting Alumni and Friends?

Q/A THE ORIGIN OF THE SAF

Why did the BSA create Scouting Alumni and Friends?

Q/A SCOUTING ALUMNI DEFINED

What is the definition of a Scouting alumnus?

Q/A SAF STRUCTURE

What is the organizational structure of SAF?

Q/A SCOUTING ALUMNI LISTS

How does my council obtain our list of alumni?

Q/A COUNCIL ALUMNI ADMINISTRATORS

Who can be a council administrator?

Q/A UPDATING ALUMNI INFORMATION

How does alumni data get updated?

Q/A SAF RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER ALUMNI GROUPS

What is SAF's relationship with other alumni groups such as the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), Philmont Staff Association (PSA), Order of the Arrow (OA), and council camp alumni associations?

Q/A ALUMNI DUES AND MEMBERSHIP TIERS

Are there tiers of membership in SAF and where do membership dues go?

Q/A ALUMNI BENEFITS

What are the alumni benefits and can councils add benefits for alumni within their council?

Q/A REGISTERED VOLUNTEER VS. SAF ALUMNI AFFILIATE

What is the difference between a registered volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America and SAF Affiliate?

Q/A ALUMNI PERSONAL INFORMATION

How is alumni personal data handled and protected?

Q/A PUBLICIZING COUNCIL EVENTS

How do councils and other Scouting alumni affinity groups post events on the Scouting Alumni Association website so that alumni across the country can view and sign up to attend them?

Q/A COMMUNICATING WITH ALUMNI

How do councils and Scouting alumni affinity groups use the alumni database to communicate with alumni?

Q/A ALUMNI AWARDS

How do individuals earn the alumni knot?

How do individuals earn the alumni knot if the council doesn't have a SAF Committee?

Why is the Regional Alumnus of the Year certificate, lapel pin, and medal not available at the National Supply Group?

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