National Gathering of Alumni - BSA Alumni Association

National Gathering of Alumni 2022

Save the Date: June 12-18, 2022 at Philmont Scout Ranch

Preview NGA 2022

Find your alumni community… initiate, expand or improve alumni engagement in your council… become a compelling ambassador for Scouting… enjoy the thrills and adventures at Philmont Scout Ranch… Check out this preview on the conference program!


  • Adult Participants $520.00
  • NGA Faculty $520.00
  • Spouse Participant $475.00
The inaugural National Gathering of Alumni will take place on June 12-18, 2022, at Philmont Scout Ranch. Sponsored by the BSA Alumni Association, this week-long gathering at PTC is intended to bring Scouting Alumni back to the campfire, and to rekindle that Scouting Spirit which lies within everyone who has ever been positively and personally impacted by Scouting. The gathering is designed to help participants build or rebuild their connections to Scouting, foster connections with other Scouting Alumni, and focus on becoming a compelling ambassador for Scouting. This course is not intended to be an academic conference, but rather a social exchange of proven strategies and best practices that participants can take back to help initiate, expand or improve alumni relations efforts in their own council.

Our national call-to-action includes the following rallying points:
  • ENGAGE – Build or re-build your connection to Scouting and the BSA Alumni Association through a variety of programs.
  • CONNECT – Foster connections with other Scouting Alumni to strengthen our global alumni family, ultimately providing better service to and in support of the Scouting program.
  • EMPOWER – Focus on becoming an active volunteer and ambassador for Scouting, in order to deliver on our mission and vision to the youth in our communities.
This dynamic week will be a fun, safe, and family-friendly program. Included in this week-long conference will also be an entirely unscheduled day for participants to custom-create their own personal adventure while at Philmont!

Return to the Campfire, Support Local Councils

Initiate, Expand, or Improve Alumni Relations Efforts in Your Council at NGA:
  • Topical Training on Alumni-Specific Sessions
    • Establishing Alumni & NESA Chapters
    • Effective Engagement Strategies
    • Hosting Alumni Events
    • Awards to Recognize Scouting Alumni
    • and More!
  • Social Exchanges for Best Practices & Proven Strategies
  • Roundtable Discussions, Networking Socials, Leadership & ProTalk Speaker Series
My NGA To-Do List:
  • Sunrise Hike to Lover’s Leap
  • Tooth of Time Day Trek
  • The Chase Ranch
  • Cimarron Canyon State Park
  • Touring the National Scouting Museum & Villa Philmonte
  • Affiliate & Affinity Group Fairs
  • NESA 50th Anniversary Celebration Events
  • Networking Events, Shows & Social Gatherings
Join National BSA Leaders, Special Guests, & VIPs at NGA 2022!