The National Capital Area Council, BSA (NCAC) is honored to have been chosen to support the 2023 Report to the Nation. As part of this outstanding opportunity, Scouts from the NCAC will be selected to be part of the delegation making the formal presentation of the report to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and to the Secretary of the Senate, which officially places the report in the Congressional Record. Additionally, the report will be presented in-person to as many key leaders in Washington as possible, such as the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, Cabinet Secretaries, and the President of the United States.
Although the date has not yet been selected, the meetings and presentations typically take place over a two-day period in late March or early April, depending upon the scheduling requirements of the recipients. The meetings happen during business hours on weekdays. Additional time may be spent with the delegation to prepare for the meetings and presentations.
NCAC Scouts are encouraged to apply if they can make themselves available on short notice to be part of the delegation and they meet the following age requirements:
Cub Scout – 2nd Grade or above
Scouts BSA – age 14 or above
Venturer – age 18 or above
Sea Scout – age 18 or above
Explorer – age 14 or above
We are seeking Scouts that are charismatic, outgoing, and confident and not afraid to speak with adults or in front of small crowds who also might be involved with children’s theater, debate, speech team, or other activities. Alternates will be selected for each of the delegates chosen.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, interested Scouts and their parents/guardians must send a brief biography with a photo of the Scout in uniform to email@example.com by February 24, 2023. The bio should be a good description of the Scout’s experience. Accomplishments in Scouting (Eagle Scout, Arrow of Light, earned all merit badges, etc.) or awards received (recognized by National BSA or our council), should be included in the bio. Submissions can include engaging personal stories (accomplishment, action taken, or barrier overcome) or compelling connections to Scouting (why Scouting matters in their life). The Scouts selected may not necessarily have a lengthy resume and all Scouts are encouraged to apply.
Based on the submissions received, Scouts will be selected for interviews in early March. There is no cost to the youth delegation other than daily travel to and from the NCAC office in Bethesda, MD, which will be the delegation’s gathering point each day.
Each year, as part of its congressional charter granted in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is required to present a report to the United States Congress detailing the state of the organization, its key initiatives, and major accomplishments over the past year. It is a high honor to be selected to represent Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting and Exploring to our nation’s leaders.