Scouts Present Report to the Nation
WASHINGTON, DC - The Boy Scouts of America presented its annual Report to the Nation to President
Clinton and US House and Senate members during a five-day tour of Washington. Seven youth delegates from across the nation
representing Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing presented the report.
Report to the Nation delegates meet Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert and
the press in the Speaker's chambers.
The delegates represented more than 4.7 million youth who participate in the values-driven programs of the BSA. The
Report to the Nation is presented annually to the executive branch and both houses of Congress by a youth contingent
and highlights Scouting's achievements during the year.
The delegates for 1998 were: Dawnn Rae Burnett, 18, Highland, Michigan; Andre Mitchell, 18, Daphene, Alabama; David
Maldonado, 17, River Ridge, Louisiana; Aaron Hall, 16, Milltown, Montana; Will Parker, 18, Davidson, North Carolina;
Truong Dang Nguyen, 13, Portland, Maine; and Roberto Mercado, 10, Stow, Ohio.
Delegates get in a few minutes of fun and exercise with BSA Volunteer Jin
In addition to the presentations, the delegation toured traditional sites and visited with national dignitaries. Sites
on the touring schedule included; the White House; the Supreme Court; the Secret Service laboratory; the Pentagon; the US
Capitol: the Vietnam, Lincoln, and Jefferson Memorials; and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
With more than 5.6 million youth and adult members, the Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest
youth-development organizations. Since the BSA's inception in 1910, more than 99 million young people have been
involved in Scouting.