Scouts Present President Obama with Report to the Nation

Report-to-nationScouts continued a long tradition on Wednesday when they met President Barack Obama, the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, at the White House to deliver the Report to the Nation.

The delegation’s presentation outlined the organization’s accomplishments over the last year.  This meeting comes on the heels of delegates sharing the report with other top leaders last month, in a tradition that dates to the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.

Like Toby Capps recalled when reflecting on meeting President Gerald Ford at the 1975 Report to the Nation, “It’s great to have this high profile platform to really tell the nation who the Boy Scouts are, what we are doing, and how we matter in the future of our country.”

The 2015 delegation had the opportunity to do just that with the most influential leader in the world, who like all U.S. presidents since 1910, also serves as the BSA’s honorary president. So let’s meet the dream team who took to the White House to meet him.

 

Report to the Nation Delegation Who’s Who:

  • Alex Call  is an Eagle Scout, not to mention the National Order of the Arrow Chief. He’s 19 and hails from Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Ryan and Trevor H. are Cub Scouts, twins, and best friends. They’re 7 and call Bethesda Maryland home.
  • Lucas H. is a 12-year-old Star Scout from Columbia, MD. He’s a science whiz so look out for big things from Lucas!
  • Jillian Infusino is a Venturer and leads the crew as the National Venturing Vice President. She’s 20 years old and from Whittier, CA.
  • Peter Schmidt is an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, and the National Sea Scout Boatswain. He’s 19 and comes from Springfield, IL.

Congrats to the Delegation

Join us in congratulating these young leaders who made the trip of a lifetime and represented the Scouting movement. 

 

Gina Circelli

Gina Circelli is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing news about Scouts who shake up pop culture or contribute to their communities in a big way. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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Scouts Present President Obama with Report to the Nation
Scouts Present President Obama with Report to the Nation
Scouts Present President Obama with Report to the Nation
Scouts Present President Obama with Report to the Nation