Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about Scouting Alumni and Friends
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What is Scouting Alumni and Friends?
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?