Special Events

The Great Rivers Council conducts several special events each year providing a fun way to support Scouting and great exposure for our sponsors!

Patron Events

The Patron Breakfast’s & Luncheons will help to help build awareness and connect families, friends, donors, and community leaders to the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Great Rivers Council. The goal of these events is to raise operating funds for our programs and to spread our message to the community.

There is no cost for people to come and learn more about the Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Yes, it is a fundraiser, too.  You will be asked to consider making a contribution.  There is no minimum and no maximum gift requested.  It will be the job of the Council to inspire people to want to give.  As much as anything, we want people to come and find out about the great programs offered.

Golf Tournament

May 10, 2021 – Country Club of Missouri, Columbia – Register here
August 9, 2021 – Meadowlake Acres Country Club. New Bloomfield – Register here

Join us to play one of mid-Missouri’s championship golf courses. Both courses plays over rolling terrain with multiple water hazards. Playing golf you will be challenged by closest to the pin, long drive and hole in one contests.

Ride for Scouting

June 12, 2021 – Mid-America Harley Davidson, Columbia – Register here
                              Barn House Harley-Davidson, Jefferson City


Are you a motorcycle enthusiast, weekend or everyday rider? Then join us for our first ever Ride for Scouting on June 12, 2021. This ride will feature stops to learn more about Scouting and participate in a fun way.

Dr. Robert M. Doroghazi Eagle Scout Award

August 14, 2021   
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, Columbia

In the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award, past Council President and Distinguished Eagle Scout Dr. Robert M. Doroghazi established and funded this Eagle Scout Award. The intent of this award is to recognize and reward Eagle Scouts for their hard work, thrift, and continued success as they enter adult life. Preference is given to those who will be tomorrow’s leaders in Business, Science, Finance, Engineering and the professions of Medicine & Law, and who have served in the Armed Forces.

Call of the Wild Auction

August 26, 2021
Location: Online at scoutauction.org

We are excited to place hotel stays, vacation packages, outdoor gear, firearms, entertainment tickets, golf excursions and more up for your opportunity to bid and support Scouting.

Sporting Clays Tournament

August 28, 2021
Register Here
Location: Midway Farms, Fayette

The Annual Sporting Clays Tournament is held at Midway Farms in rural Howard County. The day begins with breakfast and clays on one course or come out and grab lunch and clays on the course. This sold out event features four different flight times to choose from. Also try your hand at the five stand. Come join us for a day packed with shooting, prizes, auctions, games, and raffle drawings.

Barrels & Beats

September 15, 2021
Location: The Millbottom, Jefferson City

Get tickets at Barrelsandbeats.com

Barrels & Beats features live local music, amazing food, spirit and wine tasting, and more.

Holiday Bazaar

November 30-December 11, 2021
Location: Online at scoutauction.org

Barrels & Beats features live local music, amazing food, spirit and wine tasting, and more.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination. The award is given by the National Eagle Scout Association upon the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Eagle Scouts.

In the Great Rivers Council, BSA, we have presented 20 such awards. Those recipients are: Robert N. Hunter (1972), Louis W. Shelburne (1976), Robert L.D. “Larry” Davidson (1982), Samuel Moore Walton (1985), Robert W. Maupin (1993), Dr. Donald B. Ruthenberg (1994), William E. Backer (1995), The Honorable Stephen Limbaugh (1996), David B. Keller (1998), Clyde G. Lear (1999), Charles Kruse (2003), George Taylor (2004), Richard Mendenhall (2005), Dr. Hugh Jerry Murrell (2008), Dr. Edward Blaine (2008), Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (2009), Dr. Robert Doroghazi (2010), Governor Jay Nixon (2011), Gary Forsee (2014), Don Walsworth (2014), Randy Coil (2019)


Distinguished Citizen Award

The Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. 

In the Great Rivers Council, BSA, we have presented 1 such awards. Those recipients are: Bob Robuck (2015)