April 2, 2013
Boy Scouts presents 2013 report to Olympia
On Feb. 27, the Boy Scouts of Washington presented its 2013 Report to the State in Olympia.
Twenty-one Eagle Scouts selected from the six state Boy Scout Councils went to the capitol representing a youth membership of 66,621 scouts.
Scouts performed the color guard to open the session. Nick Co, of Issaquah Boy Scout Troop 609, presented the “2013 Report to the State” on the Senate floor and delivered it to Lt. Gov. Brad Owen.
The Scouts also had the opportunity to tour the House and Senate Chambers with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mike Hewitt and House of Representatives Minority Leader Rep. Richard DeBolt, view the Republican caucus hosted by Rep. Hans Zeiger and the Democratic caucus hosted by Rep. Dave Upthegrove, meet with other representatives, hear a lobbyist’s presentation about being a lobbyist, and job shadow several different parts of government including the Washington State Patrol, Department of Licensing and with Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Sen. Kevin Ranker and Upthegrove.
Co spent several hours job shadowing with State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. A private reception was held for all the Eagle Scouts with Ferguson to conclude the day.