I just wanted to say thank you from my heart for the beautiful trail and wonderful time my family had over Memorial Day weekend. We have teenage boys and it seems so hard to do things as a family in which everyone enjoys. We loved seeing all of the “hidden” scout landmarks around DC. We have lived here for 20 years and haven’t ever seen DC quite like this. Thank you once again for your heard work and dedication to scouting.
God Bless You. -Lise
Hal Gray and I completed the History of Scouting Trail on Monday, along with about 3000 other Scouts that weekend. It was a nice exercise, and I recommend it for all Scout visitors (perhaps supplemented with some Mall museums and a Capitol visit.) Robert Owen
Thanks so much, Dan, really appreciate your sending this (photo). I gather everyone else really enjoyed it. Well done for organizing the perfect weather - I'm sure Lord B-P must have had a hand in that too!
Great! Thanks for sending (photo).
Thanks, these (photos) are great, and I will forward them to the Den leaders who were able to attend.
Thanks, Dan. Everyone said they had a great time. You really worked hard and long with Peter and others to make it happen. THANK YOU for all you do!!!!!!!
Hi Dan ,
Just want to express my satisfaction for such a well organized adventure my family really enjoyed it.
What great weather we had!
Had a fun time Sat May 25, 2013, hiking the Colin Livingstone Hike - one of three History of Scouting Trails (HOST). Followed clues to interesting historical scouting facts starting at the Taft Memorial Bridge to Scouting Square to Lafayette Park/White House to G Street to Freedom Plaza to the Willard Hotel to the Elliipse to the Washington Monument to the World War II Memorial and ending at the Spy Museum with a fun group of scouters and scouting families. Here's our group photo across the street from the Willard Hotel where the founders of BSA met together.
At bit more history...could be last pay phone these kids ever see
Mom, what is a pay phone? Does it have games and a camera?
Members of Pack 127 had a great open day hike and appreciate all the hard work by the HOST organizers. Really interesting and fun way to experience/see DC and history of scouting.
capturing the moment!
University Park Troop 214 had a great time. Thanks!
Nice Work 1946!
Troop 1946 with the required iconic Capitol photo...
The two distinctive HOST patches for each hike participant will be mailed to each group leader at no charge, as soon as they arrive, to the address used in HOST registration.
A completed HOST hike completion card (red for Livingstone, blue for History) from Memorial Day weekend is good for ordering the HOST medal and additional patch(es).
Most HOST hike leaders turned in their hike cards and placed medal and additional patch orders at the hike conclusion.
Hikers or hike leaders who may not have been able to turn in completed red or blue hike completion cards to a HOST official at the museums at the hike conclusion on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, may do so this week , (in person or by mail) at the information desk at the Marriott Scout Service Center: 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD 20814.
Ordered medals and patches will be mailed to the leader or hiker placing the order.
About two dozen Boy Scouts and parents from Troop 380, chartered to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, on Capitol Hill, constructed a reinforced backstop on Payne Field and replaced dilapidated benches at Eastern High and Eliot-Hine Middle schools on March 23rd.
The work was done as part of an Eagle Scout project by Life Scout Alexander Grimaldi, 17. The improvements benefit Capitol Hill Little League as well as public schoolchildren who will use the field.
The Eagle Scout Medal and Certificate awarded to a Scout with a disAbility looks and is no different than others. Scouting promotes achievement and, as we all know in our lives, the paths to individual success can take different routes.
Scouting recognizes this and can provide opportunities for youth with physical, mental, or emotional challenges to succeed within a “mainstream” unit. Scouting will not make that trek to Eagle rank easier but recognizes potential obstacles and can provide alternative paths.
The Council, through its Advancement and Recognition Committee (ARC), is authorized to provide alternatives that are equally challenging at any level with appropriate medical or educational supportive records. There is a Special Needs Committee that provides specialized guidance to the ARC, Scout leaders and families in their pursuit of this goal.
This means that you can recruit more broadly and alleviate concerns and frustrations that may seem otherwise insurmountable.
The Council professional with the Special Needs portfolio is Ivan Waldorf email@example.com
Within our District is a member of the Special Needs Committee who has been nationally trained and is experienced in the subject: Jay Thal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Many years ago, I joined Boy Scout Troop 241 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of my life. Finally, I achieved the highest Boy Scout honor, that of becoming an Eagle Scout. It took a lot of hard work and determination.