Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boy Scout National Jamboree

It doesn't mean anything to me, and we have seen them in the city before. But this year we have taken a different look at the 50,000 Boy Scouts that have descended upon the city for their national jamboree. I don't know anything about it - I was never in to scouts or camping or anything like it. But we have a friend/coworker who lives in Wisconsin. One of her sons is visiting DC for two days this week with this organization. So when we took our morning walk yesterday and today, we saw very large bunches of the scouts wandering around the Capitol building. On both days I sent photos to her thinking it would be coincidental if her son happened to be in one of them. Today's agenda includes squeezing in a tour of the Capitol, then on to Smithsonian air and space, history, and art museums. It is hot as hell this week, but I'm sure the scouts know exactly how to dress and behave in this weather. Maybe we could learn a thing or two. It's a great opportunity for kids these days. And it is another reminder of our connection to Wisconsin.

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