Contining the Service of Scouting in College.
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Sun, 2 Jul 1995 13:42:41 -0500
To continue the Service of Scouting in College: Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service Fraternity.
Alpha Phi Omega's cardinal principles are Leadership, Friendship and
Alpha Phi Omega's program of service is directed to four areas:
Campus, Community, nation, and members.
Alpha Phi Omega is Co-ed.
There are about 350 active chapters of Alpha Phi Omega in the United
States and more than 250,000 students have chosen Alpha Phi Omega.
There are about 150 chapters of Alpha Phi Omega, Phillipines.
Alpha Phi Omega was founded by former Boy Scouts who wanted to
practice Scouting ideals in the college setting. They decided the best
approach was to adopt the Scouting tradition of service. Furthermore
the Scout Oath and Law were chosen as the guiding principles and they
are still today.
Until 1967 membership was open only to former Boy Scouts. As the
fraternity rapidly grew, it realized other college students had a
desire to render service and had beliefs similar to that of the BSA.
Membership is now open to any college student, male or female,
regardless of race, color, creed, or other fraternal affiliation.
Alpha Phi Omega is not a social fraternity. Our open membershiip
policy means that there are no selective or exclusive membership
requirements and there is absolutely no hazing.
Alpha Phi Omega maintains strong ties to its scouting roots. Each
chapter is required to have a Scouting advisor. Scouting heratige is
evident in the traditions and symbolism of this fraternity. Two
National officers of the BSA serivce on the Alpha Phi Omega National
Board of Directors. HOWEVER, the BSA does not finance or govern the
fraternity in any way. Service to Scouting is a major facet of
fraternity projects every year. Chapters sponsor Scout troops, staff
camporees and other functions, clean up Scout camps and assist in fund
While Alpha Phi Omega is currently in the United States and the
Phillipines, any appropriately sized college campus could be
The address & phone number of the Alpha Phi Omega National Office is
14901 E. 42nd St.
Independence, MO 64055
There is an Alpha Phi Omega Mailing list called APO-L, which deals
with Alpha Phi Omega issues to which anyone may subscribe.
Send me Email for more information on any part of Alpha Phi Omega
including location of chapters, APO-L or anything else. I will be
happy to respond.
Yours in Leadership, Friendship and Service
Alpha Phi Omega Alumnus
Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Volunteer , (D.C. & MD) (Section 84)
Leadership, Friendship and Service - Alpha Phi Omega
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