Originally planned for May 23-27, 2022, the BSA National Annual Meeting has been postponed to a later date (to be announced) in 2022. The BSA National Executive Board recently approved the postponement of the National Annual Meeting to accommodate for date changes in the ongoing bankruptcy process.
Rescheduling the National Annual Meeting to occur after the BSA emerges from bankruptcy will help to allow sufficient time to prepare to transact all required business. The meeting will be scheduled within 120 days following the BSA’s emergence from bankruptcy, and all business required to be transacted will be conducted at that time.
Boy Scouts of America National Chair Dan Ownby has shared the following letter with additional details and rationale for this decision:
BSA’s National Annual Meeting (NAM) is an event that many in Scouting anticipate to both conduct our Regular Meeting of the National Council (the business meeting) and as an opportunity for other meetings and fellowship. While we had planned to gather in person in May 2022, developments related to the pandemic and BSA’s financial restructuring have required us to be flexible. I’m writing to share the recent decision to postpone NAM 2022 until later this year.
We had hoped to gather in-person in San Diego, but Covid-19 restrictions necessitated that NAM be transitioned to virtual. We had also expected that BSA would exit bankruptcy by May. With the recent rescheduling of the confirmation hearing to mid-March, that may not be the case. As a result, the Board decided to postpone NAM until after bankruptcy emergence.
Importantly, hosting NAM after BSA emerges from financial restructuring will also allow us all to clearly focus on our Movement’s future. I am excited about hosting a gathering that plans for BSA’s long-term success and energizes our volunteers, professionals, and young people to drive Scouting’s revitalization.
The Board decided that the 2022 Regular Meeting of the National Council will be rescheduled within 120 days after the BSA exits bankruptcy and the Plan is effective. Notice will be sent, and the required business be transacted at that meeting. The format of the other events associated with NAM is still being discussed and is dependent on public health and other circumstances at the time.
On behalf of the National Executive Board, thank you for your patience and ongoing servant-leadership to young people.
Yours in Scouting,
Chair, BSA National Executive Board
Look for additional updates in the weeks ahead with further details on the new dates for the National Annual Meeting, registration information, meetings, breakouts, sponsors, and more.