We are revitalizing the Josey Banquet
What is the Josey Banquet?
A celebration of the rich history of scouting in Huntsville, the Josey Banquet is a family event for current and former Scouts of all ages; friends of Huntsville scouting are also welcome. It's an opportunity to visit Josey Lodge, renew old Scouting friendships, and make new ones.
For the first time in history, we are bringing the Josey Banquet to you.
Details about the 2021 Banquet
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. CT
We are excited to offer the 2021 Robert A. Josey Banquet as a hour-long hybrid event.
What is a "hybrid event"?
Applicants of the Robert A. Josey Outstanding Scout Award and their families, plus event planners, are invited to attend the Banquet live at Josey Lodge.
All other guests are invited to attend the ceremony virtually, which will include a wide array of mixed media, harkening back to the elements that make the Josey Banquet special.
Creating a digital-first event enables us to create once-unimaginable opportunities in bringing Josey Lodge to life to our community, and so many more.
What is changing with the 2021 Banquet?
Attending the live broadcast will be free, and the cost for our live guests will be kept as affordable as possible.
Live attendees will be expected to abide by all COVID-19 recommendations from federal, state, and local officials, including appropriate mask wearing, social distancing, and proper sanitation practices.
To better serve our hybrid setting, no keynote address will occur.
What is the same with the 2021 Banquet?
You and your family can expect the same exciting content you've come to love with Scouting's annual homecoming, including:
A slideshow of the Huntsville scout unit adventures, as submitted by unit leaders;
State of the Unit addresses, where youth leaders in every Huntsville-area BSA unit are invited to speak to the accomplishments of their unit in the preceding year;
Tour the grounds of the Lodge;
Hear the latest about the Robert A. Josey Lodge organization, what they are doing to support and promote Scouting in Huntsville, and how you can support them; and
The highlight of the evening: the presentation of the 2021 Robert A. Josey Outstanding Scout Award.
All guests are requested to register for the 2021 Banquet.