Centennial Gala & Council Recognition Banquet
In celebration of the Georgia-Carolina Council's 100th anniversary, we will be hosting the Centennial Gala & Council Recognition Banquet on Friday | March 26, 2021 as an evening of fellowship and celebration of the century-long journey that has provided the Spirit of Scouting to the CSRA since 1920. Doors will open for our check-in and 'Social Hour' at 5:30, and our first presentation and banquet program will begin at 6:30.
This event will be hosted at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in the Grand Rapids Ballroom located at 3300 Evans to Locks Road in Martinez, Georgia. Guests attending are encouraged and invted to dress in either scout uniform or business attire for the evening. Guests will enjoy a banquet dinner catered through Shane's Rib Shack in Evans, along with presentations from special guests and keynote speakers among the Scouting community. This event will also feature the annual presentation of the council's Court of Honor to recognize those volunteers who have given outstanding service to the Georgia-Carolina Council - Presentations include the Silver Beaver Award, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Alumnus of the Year, President's Award, and the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, to name a few.
Registration is live below! Tickets are $25 per person for registration between August 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021, and will increase to $35 per person between March 1 - March 19, 2021 (registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on 3/19).
Scouting Members and Alumni: For those who have received the various Scouting honors and awards, we invite you to wear your appropriate award medal to recognize your service in Scouting. Wear as appropriate with Scout uniform or business attire. These awards include: Eagle Scout rank, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Alumnus of the Year Award (Council, Regional or National), Distinguished Service Award (OA), Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo, J. Rucker Newbery Award, and Centurion Award.
COVID-19 Accommodations! Health and safety is a top-priority for our members, leaders and volunteers. As our way to provide a safe experience for all of our attending members and guests, we will be operating the following procedures to maintain a safe and healthy program: a) Temperature screenings will be taken upon arrival to Savannah Rapids Pavilion at the Registration Check-Point. b) Masks i.e. face coverings are requested to be worn throughout the duration of the event, with exceptions specifically for eating, drinking as well as the respective speaker at the podium only. c) Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the ballroom. d) Food will not be served in the typical self-selving line, but rather individually served using our banquet's waiter service, as to prevent gatherings around food areas and mulitple-handling of food products (gloves and masks will be required of all waiter servers and food service staff). e) Lastly, we encourage limited touch-contact during the evening, of which includes handshaking, hugs, etc.
OA Service Corps - Cheerful Service is a key principle to the Order of the Arrow. In tribute to this principle, the Bob White Lodge will be supporting the Council Recognition Banquet by providing an OA Service Corps to assist during the event. Youth Arrowmen participating in this program will assist in the set-up, break-down and operations during the event, such as a waiter service providing meals to each table and refilling drinks during the banquet. We invite and encourage all youth Arrowmen to participate in this program! Registration is below, and is only $10 for youth participating in this OA Service Corps. Please Note: This program is only available to youth lodge members!
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Help us reach our goal of 150 guests in attendance!