KUSA - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Denver Area Council scored a winner in NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith to deliver the keynote address at their 37th Annual Sports Breakfast at Pepsi Center on Thursday.
The Sports Breakfast is Denver's Premier Business and Sports Networking event with over 1,000 attendees including local business leaders and sports personalities.
Emmitt's keynote address was themed "Champions and Leaders" - fitting to the Boy Scouts mission of preparing youth for life. He told stories from his early days in football, through high school, college, pros and also his "change of career" into Dancing with the Stars. His inspirational talk included hilarious stories and anecdotes.
The Denver Area Council serves over 53,000 youth in Colorado and has more than 10,000 adult volunteers. Scouting's programs and outdoor adventures challenge young people to excel while building their character and preparing them for a lifetime of opportunities and leadership. 2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council.
Scouting is continually updating its programs to meet the needs of today's kids-from the introduction of a new healthy-living initiative, to an increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math in their existing programs. The BSA will also continue to stay focused on the fundamental values of Scouting-things like character, leadership, and service.
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