Q/A SAF Relationship with Other Alumni Groups
Q: 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?
A: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has a wide variety of affinity groups where individuals with common Scouting interests and backgrounds may coalesce. For instance, the BSA has an affinity group just for Eagle Scouts, called the National Eagle Scout Association. Likewise, a BSA honor society exists in the form of the Order of the Arrow. These groups are organized at the national, regional, and council level. (Councils may also have additional affinity groups in the form of camp alumni associations or troop alumni groups.)
SAF is designed to support these Scouting affinity groups by sharing resources (e.g. the Scouting Alumni Network) and collaborating on best practices for engaging BSA Alumni. For instance, when a Scouting alum is a member of multiple Scouting affinity groups and the SAA, their individual data updates are shared between all organizations to which they belong.
Last revised May 6, 2016