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


Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader


Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader


Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader


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


Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education


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