Scouts proudly shook the hand of the Commander in Chief on Thursday, carrying on the nearly century-old BSA tradition, Report to the Nation. The youth delegates met with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., to deliver the 2015 annual report.
BSA’s very own Scouting expert, Bryan Wendell was with the delegates during this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and shared the recap in his latest Bryan on Scouting blog post.
One of the youth delegates is National Venturing President Edward Abraham, who described the President to be very personable in his Bryan on Scouting recount. “There he was. Standing there, shaking our hands.”
Bryan also reports youth delegate and Explorer Cynthia Garcia even got a fist bump from President Obama when he discovered they shared the hometown of Chicago!
“I never thought in my life that I would get such opportunities as I have in Exploring,” Cynthia explained to Bryan.
Each year, BSA shares Scouting’s accomplishments with key government officials in the Report to the Nation. A group of delegates is chosen from BSA’s millions of youth members to deliver the annual report to key at our nation’s capital. This visit marks the seventh time President Obama has met with the BSA delegates in the last eight years.
This year’s delegates started their Report to the Nation adventure on February 27 for a week of experiences they will never forget. You can learn more about the 2015 Report to the Nation and the delegates sharing this message on Scouting Newsroom.
Be sure to check out the full Bryan on Scouting article to find out more about the Scouts’ executive encounter.
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