BSA 2013 Convention — May 4-7 — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Especially for Spouses

| Bunco | Golf Clinic |Tennis| Shopping |Spa |Hero Packs Assembly | Social Events |Tours| Dress | |Childcare| Family Activities |

No sideline players please!

Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them network and build relationships on a personal level. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees.

BSA has planned a number of convention activities to include spouse/companions, starting with some great tours on Saturday. All of the social and leisure events on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday include spouses.

Convention Functions for Spouses

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, attendees will be notified via email ahead of time.

Morning Bunco for Spouses

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:30am - 10:00am

  • Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bunco. Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. Our hostesses for this fun morning event will be Cindy Smidler and Laura Henson. Please bring $5.00 in cash for prizes.

Spouse and Attendee Golf Clinic and 9 Holes of Golf (includes lunch)

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Port Royal Golf Club

  • The Spouse / Attendee Golf Clinic and 9 Holes of Golf will feature a buffet lunch at the clubhouse, private golf lessons by a PGA Golf Professional from 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm followed by 9-holes of golf from 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm. The golf professional will walk the range and assist the spouses / attendees for the first few holes by giving out tips and recommendations to improve your game. Registration fee of $120.00 includes buffet lunch, golf lessons, 9-holes of golf, cart, practice balls and tax & gratuity. Please include the fee and your handicap on your Registration Form.

Tennis Clinic and Round Robin ( includes lunch)

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Port Royal Golf Club

  • The men’s and women’s Round Robin Tennis, All Levels Welcome will be held Sunday afternoon on the hotel courts.The tennis clinic and the round robin will start with a buffet lunch in the clubhouse from 12:00pm-1:00pm, followed by tennis lessons from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and a round robin tournament from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Registration fee is $104.00 and includes buffet lunch, tennis clinic, court time, rental rackets and refreshments. Please include your fee and indicate your level of play on the Registration Form.

Afternoon Shopping Excursion

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet at the hotel lobby at 12:45 pm

  • Hilton Head and Bluffton offers some of the best shopping in South Carolina with a variety of unique boutiques and some of the nation's most recognized retail chains. Please meet in the hotel lobby and drive with your fellow BSA spouses around Hilton Head. Choose between the Tanger Outlets, Village at Wexford and Harbour Town. Please let us know on the registration form, if you will have a car and will be able to drive.

Spa Event for the Spouses

Monday, May 6, 2013, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Westin Heavenly Spa

  • Take time out for yourself during your stay at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and visit our Heavenly Spa by Westin. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of the region's herbs, minerals, and customs, the spa invites the spouses to experience innovative treatments that soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body, and enrich the mind. With soothing massages, luxurious body treatments, revitalizing facials, and much more, the spa is dedicated to providing distinctive and highly personalized service that brings harmony and peace. Make an appointment today and receive a special BSA 10% discount off any individual spa treatments (this does not include the spa packages). Please call the spa directly at (843) 681-1019 by April 4, 2013 to book an appointment. Please mention that you are with BSA. Click here for the spa treatments. Be sure to book your appointment early as space is limited and is not guarantee after April 4, 2013

Hero Packs Assembly: Helping our Military Families

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Hero Packs are a way for community groups to give military kids a big thank you for all they do and recognize these kids as heroes too.  Hero packs are stuffed with goodies by our spouses They are given to military youth with a letter of thanks before a loved one is deployed. The goal of HERO Packs are to provide fun items for children of deployed servicemen/women, and provide items to help those children communicate with that deployed parent. Please take part in this event and help your fellow BSA spouses/companions stuff the backpacks for these brave children. The $20.00 is a donation recommended to cover the costs of supplies for the backpacks.

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Social Events

Linda's Low Country Fest (Reception & Dinner)
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Ocean Front Deck

BSA International Speedway Reception & Dinner
Monday, May 6, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom

President's Reception
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Show Your Colors Final Evening Dinner
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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Sports Events

BSA's Golf Tournament, Spouse /Attendee Golf Clinic and 9 Holes of Golf, Tennis Clinic and Round Robin and Fishing Tourament are scheduled for Sunday and Monday afternoons and offer the opportunity to meet with and enjoy other convention attendees as well as the outstanding sport facilities. All levels welcome.

Golf Clinic and 9 Holes of Golf
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00pm - 4:45pm
Port Royal Golf Club

Tennis Round Robin
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Port Royal Golf Club

Golf Tournament
Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:30pm tee time
Port Royal Golf Club

Fishing Tournament
Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet at hotel lobby at 12:15pm

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Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2013 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family. Click here to view our Tours & Activities options.

  • Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we’re also providing this link to BSA's Electronic Address Book, so you can readily connect with other BSA friends as you make your plans.

  • A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Address Book. Please e-mail Jean at for your username and password.

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The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:

  • Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets.
  • Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts.

Temperatures in May are a high of 84ºF during the day, a Low of 63ºF in the evenings. The average temperature during the day is of 82ºF and 62ºF at night . Keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A jacket or sweater may be necessary.

For more information on dress for specific evening events, please refer to those events.


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Child Care

For baby sitting services, please click here to find available childcare services on Hilton Head Island.

Family/Teen Activities

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has a spectacular recreation program with lots of activities for you to enjoy with family and friends. From family and kids activities to adult sports and games, you are sure to find something that's just right for you.  Click below to learn more about select activities.

Activity schedules are subject to change. Please check the weekly schedule, available at the Concierge desk, for the most current recreation information. Activity fees apply to some events.

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