May 29-31, 2019
An Invitation From the National Key 3
On behalf of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, we invite you to join us for the 2019 National Annual Meeting, May 29-31, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
Denver offers exciting events and warm hospitality that will allow us to make the most of this tremendous opportunity for Scouting fellowship.
Over the past year, we have witnessed truly historic events in the legacy of the Boy Scouts of America. As our program has expanded to offer opportunities to the entire family, we have seen almost 80,000 girls join the Cub Scout program, and over 600 troops and 4,000 girls begin the adventure of a lifetime in Scouts BSA. Along with these young women, we are seeing an increase in new boys joining, and a greater number of adults stepping forward to make the program possible for these excited young people. The positive outcomes of character, citizenship, service and leadership are now being delivered to an expanding youth and adult family of Scouting. While this journey has not always been easy, we are grateful for your support and enthusiastic leadership to see Scouting begin to impact the next generation – and, most importantly, provide the leadership our Nation will need in the years to come.
The BSA will face some challenges ahead – but like all challenges before, we are prepared to meet them. Please join us for this gathering where we can share details of how these challenges will be met and together look forward to a truly bright future for our movement!
James S. Turley
National Board Chair
Ellie S. Morrison
Michael B. Surbaugh
Chief Scout Executive
Duty to God Breakfast
Duty to God has been a tenet 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. Come for inspiration!
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 Annual Business Meeting
National Chair Jim Turley will preside as the nominating, resolutions, and treasurer reports are presented.
By participating in Elective 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.
Regional Board Meetings/Regional Silver Antelope Luncheons
Local councils will be recognized in regional business meetings on Thursday afternoon. These meetings will also include elections for regional presidents, commissioners, executive committee, executive board, and advisory board.
And on Friday, join us to honor this year’s recipients of the Silver Antelope Award at the regional luncheons.
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 been known for their outstanding service to youth.
Appropriate attire includes your choice of business dress, evening attire, or BSA dress uniform.