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.

  • Friday, February 24 – Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia – Register here
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Lincoln University, Jefferson City – Contact Bradley Kellerman
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Margaritaville, Osage Beach – Contact Chris Harper
  • Thursday, March 30 – Fox Theater Event Center, Sedalia – Contact Chris Harper

Golf Tournament

Monday, May 15, 2023 – Old Hawthorne – Register here
Join us to play one of mid-Missouri’s championship golf courses. Playing golf you will be challenged by closest to the pin, long drive and hole in one contests. Presented By MachensFord.com.

Dr. Robert M. Doroghazi Eagle Scout Award

Saturday, August 12, 2023 – Country Club of Missouri, 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 21-27, 2023
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. Presented by WR Wealth Management

Submit a donation for the auction.

Sporting Clays Tournament

Saturday, August 26, 2023 – Midway Farms, Fayette
Register Here

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. Presented By MidwayUSA

Barrels & Beats

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 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 28-December 3, 2023
Online at scoutauction.org

This online auction can have about anything you may want to pick up for the Holidays.  Gulf Shores Vacation Rental, rounds of golf, wine, gift cards and special raffles.

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)