Boy Scouts launch Galveston County's first bilingual unit

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by Whitney Hodgin / The Daily News

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Posted on December 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

GALVESTON — The Bay Area Council Boy Scouts started the first bilingual unit in the county at Galveston’s Alamo School in response to studies that show more Hispanic boys drop out of the program than any other demographic.

Regional Scout leaders pointed to a high Hispanic population on the island as reason to focus on ways to keep the interest of the boys — and their parents — from waning.

Countywide, the biggest challenge is the language barrier that non-English speaking parents face, District Director Lisa Stegman said. 

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