Special Events

National Board, Advisory Council, and Second Century Society Reception

Wednesday, 6–7 p.m.

If you’re a member of the National Board, Advisory Council, Presidents Leadership Council, or Second Century Society, you are invited to the reception for an evening of Scouting fellowship, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Bring your spouse and guest for this event that will include brief remarks from the national Key 3 and BSA Foundation donor recognitions.

National Board and Advisory Council members: Please note that this event replaces the Wednesday evening Board and Advisory Council Dinner held at past National Annual Meetings.

The charge for this reception is $45 per person.

National Foundation Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, 7– 9 p.m.

This dinner, where outstanding donors will be recognized for their significant investment in Scouting, will be held at the Sheraton Dallas. Priority access and seating will be given to members of the Presidents Leadership Council, Second Century Society, National Executive Board, and BSA Foundation trustees.

The charge for this dinner is $165 per person.

Duty to God Breakfast

Thursday, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Duty to God has been a precept of Scouting since the very beginning of our organization in 1910. More than 107 years later we continue to highlight that principle in many ways. One of the best ways is to celebrate and recognize individuals whose Duty to God has been exemplified through their action and faith. The Duty to God Breakfast is a perfect opportunity to come together and be inspired by works greater than our own. Please join us for this outstanding event.

The charge for breakfast is $55 per person.

Americanism Breakfast

Friday, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

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

We will be showcasing the recipients of the two largest National Eagle Scout Association scholarships, the national winner of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award, and the winner of the Scouting Alumni and Friends National Alumnus of the Year Award. A recently returning Eagle Scout Explorer will provide a report on the World Explorer program.

We’re also incredibly excited to welcome Tony Cavalero as our emcee, and Norman Mineta and Alan Simpson as our keynote speakers.

Here is some information about our featured speakers:

Eagle Scout Tony Cavalero is an actor, comedian, and main company member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is in his third season starring as Dewey Finn in Nickelodeon’s musical comedy series “School of Rock.”

FRIENDSHIPS: The Heat of War Welds a Bond That Endures Across Aisles and Years

The friendship between our keynote speakers began at a western internment camp 75 years ago when the two were Boy Scouts. Over the years, they exchanged Christmas cards. Then, as leading members of Congress, they worked together toward passage of a piece of historic legislation. Hear their story told as only they can tell it.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Norman Mineta is a former congressman from California, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995. Well-known for his work in transportation and national security, he also served in the Cabinets of both a Republican and a Democratic president.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Alan Simpson is a former senator from Wyoming, having served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997. He was elected Republican whip in 1985 and served in that position for 10 years.

The charge for breakfast is $55 per person.

Regional Luncheons with Silver Antelope Awards

Friday, 11:45 a.m.– 1:15 p.m.

Join us to honor this year’s recipients of the Silver Antelope Award.

The regional luncheons are separate gatherings designed to appropriately celebrate with our peers. Remember to purchase lunch when registering for the meeting. The charge for lunch is $60 per person.

Silver Antelope and Silver Buffalo Grand Reception

Friday, 6–6:45 p.m.

Celebrate with friends who have been newly recognized with the Silver Antelope or Silver Buffalo awards. There is no charge for attending this reception.

National Silver Buffalo Recognition Dinner

Friday, 7–9 p.m.

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, recipients have become known for their outstanding service to youth.

Appropriate attire includes your choice of business dress, evening attire, or BSA dress uniform. The charge for dinner is $85 per person.