SCOUTPOWER 2021 will take place on July 28, 2021
At the OnCenter
VIP reception 5-7:30pm with program after 7:45-8:30
Program only: Doors open at 7:15, program begins at 7:45pm
Free to watch online & Silent auction available online
We will host hybrid event this year with an in-person VIP event. The in person VIP (Gold sponsors and above) is currently limited to 500 attendees. Currently, all attendees that are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask.
Attendees will receive an email with instructions to register online 1 week prior to the event. Registering online will speed up checkin and help keep lines short!
Please note that COVID-19 is still a risk and restrictions on gatherings will likely evolve over the coming months which may alter our plans. We appreciate your understanding and support. Further details regarding our in-person VIP event will be communicated closer to the date as restrictions are changing almost daily. The safety of our supporters, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.
SCOUTPOWER 2021 Speaker
COL Michael Fossum, USAFR (ret.)
Michael Fossum has had a career as big as his Texas roots. A veteran of three space flights he has logged over 194 days in space including a total of 48 hours over seven spacewalks. In 2011 he commanded the 29th mission of the International Space Station, a facility he helped build and repair. Prior to that, he was a veteran of two missions of Space Shuttle Discovery, including the return to flight mission following the Columbia tragedy in 2003.
He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1980 when he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School and has over 2,000 hours in 35 different types of aircraft. He went on to earn Masters of Science degrees in Systems Engineering and Physical Science/Space Science. He has served in numerous senior leadership roles at NASA.
As a proud Aggie Mike retired from nineteen years at NASA in 2017 when the opportunity to assume his latest mission presented itself. Mike is currently Vice President of Texas A&M University, Chief Operating Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Superintendent of Texas A&M Maritime Academy.
Mike is a lifelong Scouter, a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, a former Scoutmaster and even promoted the BSA’s STEM Award while floating weightless in space. He is passionate about the value of Scouting and credits the program with unlocking the future to countless youth across the globe. He is a recognized ambassador for Scouting throughout the world.
Mike was born in South Dakota, raised in Texas, and married his Aggie sweetheart, the former Melanie London, also Class of ’80. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
If you missed last year's event, see the links below!
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors! We hope to see you back for 2021!