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American Scouts weren’t the only ones making capital visits this week

While representatives from the Boy Scouts of America toured the nation’s capital this week, guys and girls from Scouts Canada did the same — only 500 miles to the north.

The BSA’s Report to the Nation was delivered this week in Washington, D.C. (Get caught up and follow along here.)

But in Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s capital city — Tuesday was Scouts Day on the Hill, an opportunity for the red-clad Scouts to meet with politicians and dignitaries all the way up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured above.

Scouts Canada — our northern neighbor, fellow World Organization of the Scout Movement member, and co-host for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree — has 100,000 members nationwide, including boys and girls age 5-26.

Check out a few tweets and photos from Tuesday’s big day:


Main photo from Flickr: All rights reserved by PM Stephen Harper

2 Comments on American Scouts weren’t the only ones making capital visits this week

  1. LENNY JENNINGS // February 28, 2013 at 3:13 pm // Reply

    GOOD MEMORIES OF CANADA. CJ81. NO BUSES, JUST GRIZZLY BEARS.
    WE PATROL CAMPED AND HAD TO GET RID OF ALL OUR FOOD AFTER EACH MEAL. GREAT PROGRAM. WE GOT THE ROYAL TREATMENT. OPENING CEREMONY AT 8AM IN THE MORNING WITH FIRE WORKS, FIGHTER JETS OVERHEAD, CANADIAN BAG PIPES AND THE U OF TEXAS BAND PLAYING “DANNY BOY”! ITS ALL IN THE YOUTUBE IN MY HEAD!

  2. Very cool! Love all the Wood Badge woggles and neckerchiefs.

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