Schmidt part of special Boy Scout meeting

Parker Schmidt, wearing a traditional scout uniform dating back to 1911, participated earlier this month in the Boy Scouts of American Report to the Nation ceremonies in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo)

WASHINGTON — Delaware Boy Scout Parker Schmidt traveled with his father Martin Schmidt Jr., on March 8 to Washington to participate in the end of the Report to the Nation ceremonies with Boy Scouts of America.

Parker was a special guest representing the BSA National Capital Area Council History and Archives Committee. He got to wear a traditional Scout uniform dating back to 1911.

The BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh was in attendance, and Parker got to meet him. He also got to meet and be photographed with the special group of 10 Scouts nationwide that were chosen to read the BSA report to Congress.

This background is from

“Each year, as part of our congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America is required to present a report to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report covers who the BSA is as an organization, the programs and initiatives we support, and our major accomplishments and contributions over the past year.

“This report is a presentation of who we are and what we do as a community — from the organization as a whole down to each individual unit. Thus, we each own a little piece of it. To bring that important point home, each year a delegation of six to 10 Scouts is selected to travel to Washington, D.C., to deliver the report to our nation’s leaders. The delegation represents all areas of Scouting and every region of the country.”

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