Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Scouting Alumni Association
What is the Scouting Alumni Association?
Why did the BSA create the Scouting Alumni Association?
Q/A SCOUTING ALUMNI DEFINED
What is the definition of a Scouting alumnus?
Q/A SAA STRUCTURE
What is the organizational structure of the SAA?
Q/A SCOUTING ALUMNI LISTS FOR COUNCILS
How do councils obtain their alumni lists?
Q/A COUNCIL ALUMNI ADMINISTRATORS
Who can be a council alumni administrator?
Q/A UPDATING ALUMNI INFORMATION
How does alumni data get updated?
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 them?
Q/A COMMUNICATING WITH ALUMNI
How do councils and Scouting alumni affinity groups use the alumni database to communicate with alumni?
Q/A SAA RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER ALUMNI GROUPS
What is the SAA'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 the SAA 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. SAA ALUMNI AFFILIATE
What is the difference between a registered volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America and SAA Affiliate?
Q/A ALUMNI PERSONAL INFORMATION
How is alumni personal data handled and protected?
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 SAA Committee?
Why is the Regional Alumnus of the Year certificate, lapel pin, and medal not available at the National Supply Group?