48th Annual Boypower Dinner

The Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America Fundraiser

The annual BoyPower Dinner is known as the leading fundraising event whose proceeds benefit over 4,000 Boy Scouts in multiple counties in Upstate and Northern New York. The Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting the BoyPower Dinner and the President, Nate Andrews, Scout Executive and CEO, Grey Rolland, and Former President, Scott Armstrong stopped by to talk about the event.

This year’s keynote speaker is one of the most well known announcers in sports broadcasting. Greg Gumbel has spent 40+ years in the business, covering NBA to NFL and the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.  Armstrong says Gumbel will be a great addition to past line ups, with comedians and political figures rounding out past years keynote speakers.


Another special guest is Onondaga County District Attorney, William Fitzpatrick, who is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.


During the event, Andrews says they will be inviting people to join the Second Century Society.  These are people and businesses around the community who have financially supported the Boy Scouts.  Andrews says the dinner funds The Longhouse Council’s budget throughout the year, including programs and scout camp’s that troop members attend.


There will also be interactive scenarios that showcase the Boy Scouts in action, along with a silent auction.  The auction includes donations from organizations around the area and will include sports memorabilia.  This year, people can bid before the dinner and online starting tomorrow.


The BoyPower Dinner will be held at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00pm with a VIP reception and a dinner at 6:00pm. For more information about the event and The Longhouse Council, visit boypower.org and cnyscouts.org.  To purchase tickets call (315) 463-0201.


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