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 2019

The 2019 National Royal Rangers LEAD Conference will take place on March 14th – 16th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in  Dayton, Ohio.  This new location features a number of significant attractions, such as the National Museum of the Air Force.  Details on attractions in Dayton can be found at DaytonCVB.com.

Crown Plaza Dayton OH

This conference will provide important updates and information concerning the Royal Rangers program and 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 Camporama 2020
  • New Leader Manual & program updates
  • Junior leader development - best practices
  • Informative functional & regional breakaways
  • Fun activities for the ladies with Cindy Fleig, National Director’s wife
  • Corporate worship and prayer
  • And more!

All Royal Rangers organizational leaders are encouraged to attend. Outpost leaders are welcome to attend as well.

Conference Registration

Conference registration may be made online or by phone via AG Convention Services at (417) 862-2782, ext. 4052.  Attendees who register before February 1st will receive a commemorative conference pin.

  • Registration is now open via the link below
  • Early Registration – until midnight CST, February 1st - $90.00 ($105 for non-chartered leaders)
  • Standard Registration – until midnight CST, March 1st - $110.00 ($130.00 for non-chartered leaders)
  • On Site, or after March 1st – $140.00 ($165.00 for non-chartered leaders)
  • Ladies Activities - $45.00

A non-refundable fee of $20.00 per person will be charged for all registration refund requests. All refunds must be requested in writing and must be received no later than the end of March.  Send refund requests to Registration@ag.org.

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Event Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday - Executive Committee Meetings
  • Wednesday - Action Team Meetings (by invitation only)
  • Thursday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to 5PM
  • Friday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to 5PM
  • Saturday - Conference Sessions, 8AM to Noon

Ladies Activities

Ladies will spend time shopping and seeing the sights in Dayton. Ladies are encouraged to bring a project they have made with t-shirts (Ranger guys tend to accumulate a lot of extra T-shirts. Pinterest has some great ideas for making something creative with them.) Prizes will be given for creativity and best of show! Send the instructions to Cindy Fleig so copies can be distributed. 

Hotel Information

All conference sessions and workshops will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. This luxurious hotel is a 100% non-smoking property with complimentary WiFi and free parking in a covered parking garage, a rooftop restaurant, fitness center, and complimentary area & airport shuttles.  Additional information on hotel amenities can be found online at CPdayton.com.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
33 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 224-0800

Room Reservations

A special hotel room rate for conference attendees will be available to those who reserve their room online or by phone before February 11th. Space is limited so make your reservation early. Reservations may be made online via the link below or by calling toll-free (800) 689-5586. When calling, mention "Royal Rangers LEAD 2019" to get the discount conference rate.

  • Make a Room Reservation
  • Conference Room Rate: $116 - includes complimentary WiFi and parking when made online or by phone as noted above.

Complimentary Breakfast, Parking & WiFi

A complimentary breakfast for 2 people is included with each room reservation.  Breakfast for additional individuals may be purchased for $5.00 each. Complimentary parking is available in the hotel parking garage for all registered guests.  Please note that the parking garage can accommodate vehicles no taller than 6’ 8” in height.  Street parking is available nearby for vehicles taller than this limit. Complimentary WiFi is included in all rooms as well as the hotel lobby.

Airport Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Dayton International Airport (DAY). Arrangements for shuttle serve can be made with the hotel at 937-224-0800.

Conference Resource Archive

The following resources represent an archive of material from prior national conferences.

  • LEAD 2018 Presentations & Workshops - all materials related to the presentations and workshops at the 2018 LEAD conference can be found in the district staff section of AG Passport.