The 8th Annual Prepared. For Life Gala will be held on Wednesday, September 27th. This year’s gala will honor individuals that have made impactful contributions to the local community and their industries, while highlighting how Scouting trains youth today so that they can become future skilled leaders.

Citizen of the Year: Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, House Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives  

John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award:  Heidi Brock, President & CEO, American Forest & Paper Association

Hospitality Good Scout Honoree: Chip Rogers, President and CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Energy Good Scout Honoree: Jason Grumet, CEO, American Clean Power Association

Baden Powell Volunteer Award- Corey & Bethany Clemmons, Cubmaster/Volunteers Pack 1758

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Reception 6:00 pm
Dinner & Program 7:00 pm

Capital Hilton 
1001 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036 


$15,000-Table Sponsors

$7,500- Friends of Scouting Sponsors

Past Honorees:


  • Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of Household & Commercial Products Association- John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award
  • Matt Shay, President & CEO of the National Retail Federation- Hospitality Good Scout Award
  • Maria Korsnick, President & CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute- Energy Good Scout Award
  • General David Rodriguez- Military Good Scout Award


  • Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association- John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award 
  • Greg Ferrara, President & CEO of the National Grocers Association – Hospitality Good Scout Award
  • Karen Alderman Harbert, President & CEO of the American Gas Association- Energy Good Scout Award
  • Holly Sullivan, Vice President of WW Economic Development with Amazon- Economic Development Good Scout Award 
  • Matthew Jones, President & CEO Of Leading Authorities, Inc- Communications Good Scout Award. 
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases- Citizen of the Year Award
  • Thomas Kuhn, President of EEI – John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award
  • Katherine Lugar, President & CEO of the American Beverage Association- Hospitality Good Scout Award
  • Mike Sommers, President & CEO of the American Petroleum Institute- Energy Good Scout Award
  • Dr. J. Stephen Jones President and CEO of Inova Health System- Health Services Good Scout Award
  • Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, Enviromental Protection Agency
  • Charlie Tate, Partner, Tate & Tryon
  • Leslie Sarasin, President & CEO, Food Marketing Institute
  • Dave McCurdy, President, The American Gas Association
  • Samuel Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank
  • Greg O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC




  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, The Edison Electric Institute
  • Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., President, The Global Financial Markets Association
  • Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Jack Gerard, President & CEO, API
  • Dan O’Neill, President Mid Atlantic Division, SunTrust
  • Stephen J. Caldeira, President & CEO, The Household & Commercial Products Association
  • Senator John Hoeven, Senator of North Dakota
  • Governor Frank Keating, President & CEO, American Bankers Association
  • Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO, National Restaurant Association


  • The Honorable John D. Dingell, MI, Congressman, US House of Representatives
  • Elliott Ferguson, II, President & CEO, Destination DC


  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, AK, Ranking Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Woody Sutton, President & CEO, The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Roger Dow, President & CEO, US Travel Association


  • Rep. Fred Upton, MI, Chairman, The House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Rob Nichols, President & CEO, Financial Services Forum


  • Rob Nichols, President & CEO, Financial Services Forum
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman, NM, Chairman, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee


  • Paul G. Haaga, Chairman, Capital Research and Management Company


  • Paul Schott Stevens, President & CEO, Investment Company Institute

Past Galas: