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:
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) February 26, 2013
— Steve Kent, MHA (@stephenkent) February 26, 2013
— Michelle Rempel, MP (@MichelleRempel) February 26, 2013
— Joan Crockatt MP (@Crockatteer) February 26, 2013
— Ian Wilenius (@iwilenius) February 27, 2013
Main photo from Flickr: All rights reserved by PM Stephen Harper