How to Get Involved at the National Annual Meeting - The National Eagle Scout Association

How to Get Involved at the National Annual Meeting

Registration for the highly anticipated 2023 National Annual Meeting (NAM) of the Boy Scouts of America is now officially open after a short break for maintenance. As a member of NESA, this is your chance to learn more about NAM and discover how you can actively Get Involved in this exciting event.

What Is the National Annual Meeting?

The BSA’s National Annual Meeting (NAM) in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 30 to June 1, 2023, is a crucial event where BSA leadership will gather to discuss key imperatives such as safety, relevant programming, exceptional experiences, financial stability, and revitalization of the brand. With a packed agenda spanning three days, attendees will explore how to implement these imperatives and prepare the next generation of youth for life. Your in-person attendance and participation are critical as the BSA embarks on a new era of leadership development for young people. Together, we’ll plan how to take Scouting Forward through inspirational presentations and informative sessions. Scouting needs your leadership and support now more than ever. You can register for the National Annual Meeting by clicking this link.

How Do I Get Involved With NESA at NAM?

During the BSA’s National Annual Meeting, NESA and the BSA Alumni Association offer various engaging activities for Scouters to enjoy. These offerings, most of which will need to be selected during NAM registration, provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and connecting with fellow Scouting alumni. Get ready for an enriching experience at NAM as you explore the exciting offerings from NESA and BSA Alumni Association.

Alumni Reception | Tuesday, May 30th, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

NAM Registration NOT Required

Join your fellow BSA Alumni in exploring your critical role in Scouting’s future. Whether you’re an active Scouter or considering returning, you’re invited to move Scouting forward. Here’s what you can expect and this uplifting event::

  • Connect with fellow alumni, continue your advocacy of Scouting, and have fun!
  • Socialize with National BSA leaders, BSA Alumni Association, and local council representatives.
  • Connect with diverse generations of Scouters. 
  • Be inspired by a panel discussion with first-generation Eagle Scouts.

Elective Session: Everything You Need to Know About NESA and Why You Need to Know It | Wed. May 31st, 1:45 - 2:30 pm

National Annual Meeting Registration Required

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is empowering Eagle Scouts to perpetuate the mission of Scouting for future generations and is continuously evolving. Join NESA President Frank Tsuru, his Vice Presidents, and professional staff for an interactive session where you will have the opportunity to learn about NESA initiatives in the areas of membership, scholarships, national events and programs, awards and recognition, training, and marketing and communications. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their NESA efforts at the local council level, how NESA can benefit their council, and who to contact for support. Time will also be allotted for attendees to ask questions of the NESA leadership.

Elective Session: Engaging Alumni | Wed. May 31st, 3:45 - 4:30 pm

National Annual Meeting Registration Required

Learn the why and the what of how a successful alumni program can rocket your council to the future you want to achieve. Whether you need membership, money, marketing, or person-power alumni activities are the cornerstone upon which your future is built. Find out what others are doing and what you need to do to get started or take the next step forward in your existing program. This presentation and panel will have your answers.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) Reception | Wednesday, May 31st, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Distinguished Eagle Scout Awardees

National Annual Meeting Registration Required

One of the highlights of the upcoming National Annual Meeting (NAM) will be the highly anticipated Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) Reception. This exclusive event will honor esteemed Eagle Scouts who have made outstanding contributions in their fields and communities, embodying the values and principles of Scouting. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with fellow Eagle Scouts and be inspired by the incredible impact that Scouting has on individuals and society. Distinguished Eagle Scout recipients, and their quests, will want to attend this prestigious event!

Americanism Breakfast | Thursday, June 1st, 7:00 am

National Annual Meeting Registration Required

Guest Speaker Monty Gibson

The Americanism breakfast sponsored by the National Eagle Scout Association and held traditionally during the National Annual Meeting is a time to celebrate Eagle Scouts and Scouting’s role in our American ideals. Please join us on Thursday, June 1, 2023, for an inspired program hosted by NESA President Frank Tsuru, featuring keynote speaker Monty Gibson, Eagle Scout, and assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns.

We’re excited to have you join us at one or all of these thrilling events as we continue Scouting Forward together! We can’t wait to see you there!

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