The Washington, DC, District is now 10 years old and still going strong! Back in June 2008, the National Capital Area Council made some changes to existing boundaries and created three new Districts, including the consolidation of the Horizon and Benjamin Banneker Districts into the new Washington, DC District. 10 years later, only the Washington, DC District remains unchanged.
DC Scouters celebrated the 10th birthday of our District at our annual Family Picnic and Awards Campfire on June 12 in Rock Creek Park, where Scouts and Scouters sang a rousing “Happy Birthday” — led by two 10-year-old girl Webelos Scouts!
As part of the celebration, the Washington, DC District presented the District Award of Merit — the top honor a District can award to Scouters for rendering service of an outstanding nature — to three excellent and deserving Scouters. Receiving of the District Award of Merit were:
- Ms. Rhonda Gray, who currently serves as the District Vice Chair for Membership; and the Committee Chair for Pack & Troop 1650
- Mr. William Hemsley, who currently serves as the District Vice Chair for Finance; and the Chartered Organization Representative for Pack, Troop, & Crew 343
- Mr. Thomas Scofield, who currently serves as the District Vice Chair for Camping and Outdoor Program; the Scoutmaster Troop 380; and the Order of the Arrow, DC Chapter, Associate Adviser
You can view more photos from the event on the District website at familycampfire.Scoutingindc.org.
DC Scouts and Scouters should mark their calendars for this Scouting year’s District Camporees. The District Fall Camporee is October 19 – 21, 2018 at State Forest in Brandywine, MD, and the District Spring Camporee is April 26 – 28, 2019 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown, MD.
All District and Council events can be found on our online calendar at calendar.Scoutingindc.org.