This is the last week to sign up for one of the most dynamic events in Scouting

A photo of a speaker at the BSA's National Annual Meeting

The BSA’s 2024 National Annual Meeting is set for May 6-9 in Orlando, Florida, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most epic national Scouting events of the year.

Inspiring guest speakers, informative elective sessions and enlightening conferences are among just a few of the highlights.

Registration closes this Friday, March 29, so sign up today.

“From the rugged trails of the Pacific Northwest to the sun-drenched shores of the Florida coast, Scouting volunteers and professionals from every corner of this great nation are converging on Orlando for one epic event … a celebration of Scouting!” the BSA said in a news release. “In the heart of the Sunshine State, we’ll unite under a single banner, celebrating the diverse tapestry of cultures and experiences that make up the Scouting movement.”

What is the National Annual Meeting?

The National Annual Meeting (often referred to simply as NAM) is an annual gathering of BSA employees and volunteers from across the country at every level of Scouting. The event is open to folks such as unit leaders, Scout executives, council presidents, registered BSA youth, BSA alumni … and anyone else involved in Scouting in any way, along with their spouses or guests.

“Through dynamic conference sessions, we’ll propel forward and affirm Scouting’s pledge to prepare young people for lives of impact and purpose,” says the BSA. “Together, we’ll light the way for generations to come as a united, strong and vibrant movement.”

The 2024 National Annual Meeting logo

Where is the 2024 National Annual Meeting?

The 2024 National Annual Meeting will be at the Orlando World Center Marriott, conveniently located near attractions such as Disney World, Universal Islands of Adventure and Aquatica water park. If you book your room before Friday, March 29, you can get the BSA’s discounted rate.

What do attendees of NAM do?

Lots of things! Click here to check out the schedule.

General sessions are open to everyone. You can sign up for elective sessions during the registration process.

There will be opportunities to learn about topics such as the updates to the Cub Scout program, what’s new in health and safety, and much, much more.

There are also breakfasts, dinners and receptions honoring various BSA award winners from the previous year.

And, new this year: a 5K fun run/walk with BSA President and CEO Roger Krone!

Photo of the Orlando World Center Marriott

How do I sign up for the 2024 National Annual Meeting?

The deadline to register for the National Annual Meeting is Friday, March 29.

During the registration process, you’ll be able to set your agenda by choosing which elective sessions and other events you’d like to attend.

Click here to get started.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.