On Monday, the President opened the doors to the White House Oval Office and warmly welcomed the Boy Scouts of America Delegation. The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and a Boy Scout Venturer gathered close for a picture as they presented the President with their 2009 Report to the Nation. This annual report summarizes the Scouting’s accomplishments of the previous year and their vision for the future. The Scouts also presented a special “Let’s Move” related scholarship, which the president graciously promised to relay to the First Lady.
As an honorary chair of the Boy Scouts, President Obama was eager to hear from the extraordinary scouts who spoke with smiles and enthusiasm about the organization’s 100 year anniversary. The delegation, which represents over 3 million members of the Boy Scouts, was encouraged to carry on its steady commitment to leadership, service, and the community for another century to come.
Liza Heyman is an Intern in the Office of Public Engagement.