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Friends in high places: Scouts deliver Report to the Nation to top party leaders

You’ve met the delegates, and you’ve read the Report to the Nation for yourself.

Now see which of the top power players in Washington got a copy of the report hand-delivered to them this week.

As I mentioned on Monday, a delegation of nine of Scouting’s finest Scouts and Venturers are in Washington, D.C., to deliver the Report to the Nation. It’s basically a summary of another great year for Scouts and Scouters in the BSA.

The Boy Scouts of America has since 1916 held a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. As part of fulfilling the obligations of that charter, the organization hand-picks Scouts and Venturers to visit our nation’s capitol and deliver a recap of Scouting’s previous year.

It’s a great way to remind Washington leaders that Scouts do meaningful work in their constituencies and that Scouting is preparing young people for a character-filled life.

The BSA has no political affiliation, so delegates make sure leaders from both major political parties get copies of the official report. What a great opportunity for these delegates to see firsthand the inner workings of our government. And what a great opportunity for our government leaders to meet some outstanding Scouts! 

Find a small sampling of some of the politicians these Scouts met after the jump. Then check out the BSA’s Flickr page for more great Report to the Nation photos. 

John Boehner, Speaker of the House

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Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader

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Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader

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Julie Pierson, U.S. Secret Service Director (and former Explorer)

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Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

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3 Comments on Friends in high places: Scouts deliver Report to the Nation to top party leaders

  1. My wife, Carla, and I were fortunate enough to host two of these great young leaders (as well as Bryan Wendell, incidentally) at the “Meet the Man” (and women) experience at the National Jamboree. Hopefully our nation’s leaders not only SEE the great leadership benefits that scouting has to offer but they also ACT ON what they see. Maintaining levels of “official” support for great causes in this country seems to get more and more difficult as time goes by.

    THANKS to these young Scout Leaders for fighting the good fight and representing the BSA in Washington!

  2. How do we ordinary Scout folks obtain a copy of this “Report to the Nation”?

    • It’s the second link under the headline. (Props to Bryan keeping things pretty while organized across four related posts!) But, so you don’t have to scroll up: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/02/26/2013s-report-to-the-nation-gives-outsiders-a-look-at-the-year-in-scouting/#more-22533 :)

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