National Conference

The National LEAD Conference is an annual event for Royal Rangers organizational leaders where the latest program information and updates are announced and where organizational leaders participate in training and leadership development. Outpost leaders are welcome to attend as well. The event also provides many opportunities for leaders to connect with one another, share ideas, and enjoy being a part of the community of Royal Rangers leaders that makes this ministry possible.

National LEAD Conference 2018

February 8th-10th - University Plaza Hotel
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The 2018 National Royal Rangers LEAD Conference will take place on February 8th - 10th at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO. Springfield features a number of attractions of interest to many Royal Rangers leaders including Bass Pro Shops, the Wonders of Wildlife Museum, and Lambert's Cafe.

Conference Registration

Conference registration may be made online by following the link above. Attendees who register before January 5th will receive a commemorative conference pin. If for any reason you are unable to register online, please contact us.

  • Early Registration (received on or before January 5th) - $85.00 ($100 for non-chartered leaders)
  • Discount Registration (received on or before January 19th) - $100.00 ($118 for non-chartered leaders)
  • Standard Registration (received after January 19th or on site) - $130.00 ($153.00 for non-chartered leaders)
  • Ladies Activities (includes activity, lunch, & transportation) - $35.00 


A non-refundable fee of $20.00 per person will be charged for all refund requests. All refunds must be requested in writing and must be received no later than February 28, 2017.

Hotel Information

All conference sessions and workshops will take place at the University Plaza Hotel in downtown Springfield, Missouri. This luxurious hotel offers easy access to the highway and numerous nearby restaurants. Details on hotel amenities can be found online at

Room Reservations

A special room rate for conference attendees will be available to those who reserve their room online or by phone before January 5th. Space is limited so make your reservation early. Reservations may be made online or by calling toll-free (417) 864-7333. When calling, mention "Royal Rangers" to get the discount conference rate.

  • Make a Room Reservation
  • Conference Room Rate: $116 - Rate includes complimentary breakfast, free hotel parking (one vehicle per room), and in-room WIFI when room is reserved directly with University Plaza (via web or phone above).

Complimentary Breakfast*

A complimentary continental-style breakfast with a hot item is included in your hotel registration! Breakfast will be located in the hotel restaurant. The complimentary breakfast is available to those who registered directly with the hotel reservations via phone or the online link provided above. (If you are not staying at the University Plaza Hotel, you can purchase breakfast on your own at the hotel restaurant or one of the restaurants in the area.)

Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi*

Complimentary parking and in room Wi-Fi is available for all attendees staying at the hotel who registered directly with the hotel reservations via phone or the online link provided above. Free Wi-Fi is also available for guests and conference attendees in the hotel lobby level only.

*PLEASE NOTE: The complimentary breakfast, free parking, and in-room Wi-Fi are NOT available to those who reserve thier room through a 3rd-party booking agent such as Priceline or Expedia.


Numerous exhibitors will be on hand to introduce you to valuable resources suitable for enhancing your Royal Rangers ministry.

Airport Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service is available to and from Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) to the conference hotel. A courtesy phone is available in the baggage claim area to request a shuttle. Wait times are approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Shuttles from the hotel to the airport leave hourly from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Conference Information

This conference will provide leaders with opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with other Royal Rangers leaders from around the country. This year's conference will include...

  • National FCF Rendezvous 2018 Information
  • Informative functional breakaways and purposeful regional business sessions
  • Fun ladies activities with Cindy Fleig (bring your wife!)
  • Corporate worship and prayer
  • And more!

Event Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday - Executive Committee Meetings
  • Wednesday - Action Team Meetings (by invitation only)
  • Thursday - Conference Sessions (all day)
  • Friday - Conference Sessions (all day)
  • Saturday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to Noon

Ladies Activities

Special activities for ladies will be provided during the conference. For more information please refer to the Ladies Activities & Schedule or promotional image

Pre-Conference Archery Certification

Our NSSP team will be conducting a Centershot archery instructor certification class on Wednesday, February 7th, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the University Plaza Hotel. This 8-hour course is open to anyone age 18 or older and will provide attendees with Centershot archery certification to enable them to conduct safe archery events in their district or outpost. Registration requires a $100 fee and must be made by January 20th and may be made online when you register for the LEAD Conference. For more information, contact Kasey Bruce at


Conference Resources

  • LEAD Survey - We're asking all Royal Rangers organizational leaders to take this brief survey to help us determine the best plan for future LEAD events.
  • Presentations & Workshops - all materials related to the presentations and workshops at this event can be found in the district staff section of AG Passport.