Report to the Nation Recap: Day 5

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s balcony

Jill is on Capitol Hill! BSA live correspondent and National Venturing VP, Jillian Infusino, reports back sharing her daily adventures in D.C. for the Report to the Nation. Read along to see Jillian’s firsthand account on all the action from yesterday.

On Wednesday, we had a full day at the Capitol. We met with Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Later, we all met with our various State Senators, which was a real treat.

We were able to take in the beautiful view of Washington, D.C. when we were taken to the Speaker’s balcony. 

Presenting the 2014 Report to the Nation to Speaker Boehner
Presenting the 2014 Report to the Nation to Leader Pelosi

We even got a special treat and were taken to the floor of the House of Representatives by Leader Pelosi. 

Secretary McDonald with Scout delegation

We left the Capitol during the day for a visit to the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs office. Secretary McDonald told us about his time as a Scout.

We concluded the evening with the “Eagles on the Hill” reception hosted by Dallas area Congressman, Pete Sessions. Congressman Sessions is an Eagle Scout and an active Scouting volunteer and supporter. 

Browse through the photo gallery to the left for more photos and if you missed the first four days read up on Days 1 and 2, Day 3, and Day 4!


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