Sheraton Dallas Hotel
May 23-25, 2018

An Invitation
from the National Key 3

Fellow Scouters,

On behalf of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, we invite you to join us for the 2018 National Annual Meeting, May 23–25, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Dallas offers exciting events and warm hospitality that will allow us to make the most of this tremendous opportunity for Scouting fellowship.

Our goal is to deliver life-changing experiences to youth and their families through our programs, and NAM 2018 will equip you for that mission. This year’s meeting will include inspiring speakers, a redesigned exhibit hall, great fellowship, and updates in membership growth, fundraising, and programs.

We hope you will join us for this gathering as we continue to build the adventure for our millions of youth, parents, and volunteers.

Randall L. Stephenson
National Chairman
Charles W. Dahlquist, II
National Commissioner
Michael B. Surbaugh
Chief Scout Executive

Dallas Skyline

Duty to God Breakfast

Duty to God has been a precept of Scouting since the very beginning of our organization in 1910. The Duty to God Breakfast is a perfect opportunity to come together and be inspired by works greater than our own, and to celebrate and recognize individuals who have exemplified their faith through their actions. The theme of this year's breakfast is "A Scout is Obedient".


National Annual Business Meeting

BSA National Chairman Randall Stephenson will preside as the nominating, resolutions, and treasurer reports are presented. This action-packed general session will equip you as a key Scouter to provide leadership in 2018 and beyond.


Spark Sessions

By participating in Spark Sessions, you will gain knowledge, skills, strategies, and solutions you need to grow Scouting in your council. These elective sessions will offer diverse perspectives from subject matter experts.


Americanism Breakfast

Always a highlight of the National Annual Meeting, the Americanism Breakfast will feature the accomplishments of some of our most outstanding Eagle Scouts.

Come celebrate the profound impact Eagle Scouts have on America!


National Silver Buffalo Recognition Dinner

Join us for an evening to remember as we celebrate some of the BSA’s most outstanding leaders! Since 1925, when the highest award for adult volunteers debuted, Silver Buffalo recipients have become known for their outstanding service to youth. Appropriate attire includes your choice of business dress, evening attire, or BSA dress uniform.