WHO: Boy Scout and Venture Crews
WHAT: Cherry Blossom Festival
WHERE: Downtown DC on Pennsylvania Avenue from 9th to 14th Streets NW (from FBI headquarters to near the White House grounds).
WHEN: Saturday, 12 April
WHY: a.) have fun at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival,
b.) get free admission for scouts and Scouters who volunteer,
c.) get issued a “uniform” hat,
d.) get credit for service hours,
e.) earn credit toward the International Spirit Award (both scouts and Scouters),
f.) earn credit toward the Citizenship in the World merit badge,
g.) get a free commemorative Sakura Matsuri pin.
DUTIES: Scouts will hand out programs or provide directions from the Metro stations to the festival. They will be asked to work one 3-hour shift but if we get enough volunteers, this will be reduced to one 2-hour shift. Full Class A uniforms are mandatory.
Only units are allowed to register, not individual scouts, but as few as two scouts may represent your unit. The on-line registration link is:
Participants are STRONGLY advised to take Metro to the event. Closest stations are Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue lines), Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue), or Archives Navy Memorial (Yellow/Green). Bottled water will be provided by the festival organizers but scouts might want to bring their own reusable bottles. There will be many food vendors so bringing lunch or snacks are optional.