By now, our Report to the Nation delegates have traveled back to their home councils and are regaling their friends and family with tales of rubbing elbows with policymakers and some of the most influential politicians in the country. But yesterday, the Scout delegation was in the heat (or should we say freezing cold) of D.C.
Amidst a snowy morning, the esteemed Scouts selected to present the BSA’s Report to the Nation explored the Capitol building and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
Report to the Nation Wrap Up
Our BSA field reporter and Venturing VP Jillian Infusino gave us the scoop on the delegation’s adventures for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:
“Today, we started the morning with breakfast at the Capitol with the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate to give the official Report to the Nation. We then took a tour of the Capitol and saw the old Senate and House Chambers, as well as the old Supreme Court.
“We ended our entire trip with a tour at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. We got a chance to meet the Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios. She was kind enough to answer our many questions about her job and the money printing process. We then took a tour of the Bureau and saw money actually being printed.”
And as for the delegation, this team of Scouters has grown close and saying goodbye, at least for now, wasn’t easy. Jillian explained:
“We said our final ‘see you laters’ at the airport because we are committed to seeing each other again. We have become lifelong friends from this experience and our Scouting families have expanded. We are so thankful for the adults who accompanied us on this trip: Keith, Michael, Randy, Helen and Russell. Thank you all!”
To catch up on the entire week’s Report to the Nation activities, check out our daily recaps: Days 1 and 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5 . And for a journey in pictures, head to the BSA Flickr’s Report to the Nation album.