Photo: Boy Scouts of America delegates meet President Barack Obama

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Jennifer Lowe had two thoughts after she and other BSA delegates met President Barack Obama yesterday in the Oval Office of the White House.

Thought one: Delivering the BSA’s annual Report to the Nation to the President of the United States was an incredible honor.

And thought two?

“The president seems a lot taller when you’re standing next to him.”

Lowe and eight other youth representatives from the Boy Scouts of America are in Washington, D.C., all week on a whirlwind tour of our nation’s capital.

They have already met John Boehner and Robert Gates and have been given private tours of museums and government buildings.

But for Lowe, meeting the president was the best moment of all—even if she was a little shaky beforehand.

“I was very nervous until I got into the Oval Office,” she said, “but the president met us at the door and greeted us very warmly. We gave our report and had some prime photo ops.”

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