Report to the Nation Delegates Meet the President

Did you catch Eagle Scout Toby Capps as he reminisced about meeting President Ford for the 1975 Report to the Nation? Yesterday morning another incredible group of Scouts walked down the West Wing into the Oval Office to once again come face-to-face with the President of the United States.

Since 1910, every president has supported the BSA’s service to the nation and serves as honorary president for the Boy Scouts of America. This year, six Scouts had the opportunity to present the 2014 Report to the Nation to BSA’s honorary president, President Barack Obama. The White House welcomed representatives from all areas of Scouting for the momentous occasion in Washington, D.C.

Back, L to R: Willie Iles, BSA Govt. and Community Relations Director; Alex Call, Eagle Scout and National Order of the Arrow Chief; Peter Schmidt, Eagle and Quartermaster National Sea Scout Boatswain; Keith Christopher, BSA RTN Delegation Director; Front, L to R: Jillian Infusino, Venturer and National Venturing Vice President (also Scouting Newsroom’s live correspondent for RTN!); Lucas H., Star Scout and Honor Medal recipient; Trevor H., Cub Scout; Ryan H., Cub Scout


Presenting the 2014 Report to the Nation

Watch below as members of the crew shake hands (and fist bump!) President Obama while presenting the 2014 annual report:

Want to read up on our past honorary presidents? Check out this presidential Report to the Nation timeline to see who the BSA has met through the years!


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at