Being prepared is more than just a motto, it's the heart of what we do. And right here in the Great Rivers Council, our Scouts are practicing leadership skills and embarking on exciting adventures that will prepare them for life.
Help us continue to prepare the next generation of leaders by being a part of our 2024 Patron Events - our marquee events of the year! From captivating stories to special appearances, learn how Scouting continues to shape the fabric of Central and Northeast Missouri.
2024 PATRON EVENT
Holiday Inn Executive Center
The Patron Event will start promptly at 7:30AM on February 29th, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia. This year’s keynote speaker will be Todd Huston.
February 29th, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center
CHECK-IN & SOCIAL
Guests should proceed to the Ballroom for check-in and directions to their table.
A warm and delightful breakfast will be served to all guests in attendance.
Lead by the local Scouts, updates on Scouting, hear from a Eagle Scout
Given by our distinguished speaker, Todd Huston
The conclusion of our annual Patron Breakfast
Amputee, author, world record holder, inventor, and Eagle Scout
Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. He was well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, at age 14, he was injured in a severe boating accident that eventually led to his leg being amputated.
Relying on the foundation of Scouting, he then accomplished the impossible, by becoming the first leg amputee to climb the highest points of all 50 states and breaking the able-body world record by an astounding 35 days.
Todd became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California. He also worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents, and children. He used his professional skills and personal experiences to help patients achieve more in their lives. He also trained health-care professionals and authored articles about working with individuals coping with disabilities.
Be Prepared. More than a motto.
At the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
We are currently offering virtual programming through video conferencing to continue Scouting remotely.
Doing what’s needed today
The Scouting Adventure Center will offer a broad spectrum of programs that meet the needs of today’s families.
The Scouting Adventure Center is a place to play, learn, and create. Participants in BSA’s expert developed programs and curriculum will have a one-of-a-kind experience.
We don't want a family's financial situation keep Scouts from attending camp, the campership program needs to be fully funded to meet the need this summer.
Make camp happen for all Scouts tomorrow
Invention Scouts teach new skills and talents to help a Scout become an Inventor. We provide access to high-tech equipment, specially selected Learning Skills, and an awesome program with lots of challenges and fun competitions.
Inspiring future Inventors and Entreprenuers
More than 2,500 youth in Central and Northeast Missouri take part in the once-in-a-lifetime adventures and character building programs that can only be found in Scouting. In doing so, they discover skills they never knew they had and develop into the leaders we’ll need in the years to come. Scouting makes a dramatic, positive impact on our youth, our families, and our communities, but it won’t happen without your support.