Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015

Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015

The National Annual Meeting’s Duty to God breakfast is long anticipated for the ever-reverent Scouts and Scouters in Atlanta this week. Emceed by Scouter Don Dare, this year’s breakfast brought best-selling author and Air Force pilot Scott O’Grady to the stage, where he shared how he survived six days eluding enemy troops after his plane was shot down in Bosnia.

“In life, we’re all going to face difficulties, we’re all going to have challenges, we’re also going to have disappointment and hardships,” O’Grady concluded his story. “That’s part of life. But we’re also going to face joyful moments – moments we’ll cherish for a lifetime.”

O’ Grady may have been sharing his personal epiphany after a near-death experience, but his focus on lifelong memories could summarize the Scouting experience for many of the Scouters in attendance.

Duty to God Breakfast Honors Scouts

In addition to O’Grady’s keynote address, the breakfast featured Scouts honored by their faith-based organizations. Religious leaders (and friends of Scouting) like Bishop Tamayo presented a variety of awards to Scouts and one Scouter who embody a Scout’s duty to God.

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The Duty to God Breakfast delivered recognition to Cub Scout Jaden Willette, Varsity Scout Brayden Henrichsen, Boy Scout William Payne, Eagle Scout Matthew King, and Scouter Dorothy Jean Hudson.

And if that’s not enough to make this a jam-packed event, attendees were treated to a breakfast and musical guests Morehouse Glee Club Quartet and Guy Penrod (father to a nest of Eagle Scout sons). Feel part of the unforgettable breakfast and catch some of Penrod’s performance in the video below.

Gina Circelli

Gina Circelli is the Digital Editor for Boys' Life. She loves sharing news about Scouts who shake up pop culture or contribute to their communities in a big way. If you have story ideas, reach out to the team at communications@scouting.org.

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Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015
Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015
Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015
Duty to God Breakfast Brings American Hero to #NAM2015