Tidbits from the National Annual Meeting

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Voting and non-voting members gathered at the BSA National Annual Business Meeting.

Did you know that each May, key Scouting volunteers and professionals gather for the BSA National Annual Meeting?

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Banners decorated the convention center at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

This year, the meeting was held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  Here are a few fun facts and tidbits from the three-day gathering:

-A proposal was made during the business meeting to add the term “studious” to the Scout Law!

-Two events from 2013 were highlighted at the business meeting:  the 2013 National Jamboree, and “A Century of Honor,” the popular presentation chronicling the history of Scouting in the Church.

-Another general Church officer, Sister Rosemary Wixom, was nominated to the National Executive Board.

 

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Sister Wixom attended the National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, brings the total of Church officers on the Board to three, including President David L. Beck, Young Men general president, and Church President Thomas S. Monson.

 

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Brother David L. Beck, Young Men general president, stands with his wife, Robyn, and Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock (left) and new BSA National President Robert Gates (right) during the National Recognition banquet.

 

At the National Recognition banquet on Thursday evening, Brother David Beck and Sister Rosemary Wixom both received the Silver Buffalo Award.

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Sister Wixom greets Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock during the Silver Buffalo Award presentation.

 

We visited with Sister Wixom at the meetings.  Read more about her interview here.

On Friday evening, an LDS reception was held for LDS Scouters and guests.  Members of the Young Men and Primary general presidencies were in attendance and spoke to the group of approximately 140 people.

 

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Brother Larry M. Gibson, Young Men general presidency first counselor, speaks at the LDS reception.

 

Church member Wayne Perry completed his service as BSA National president.  Robert Gates, former CIA Director, was nominated as the new president.  Listen to his remarks at the closing banquet here:

Robert Gates speaks

Next year the National Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

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