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Each year, as part of our Congressional Charter, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is required to present a report to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report covers who we are as an organization; programs and initiatives we support; and our major accomplishments and contributions over the past year.

This report is our presentation of who we are and what we do as a community — from our organization as a whole down to each individual unit. Thus, we each own a little piece of it. To bring that important point home, each year, we select a delegation of six to 10 Scouts to travel to Washington, D.C. to deliver the report to our nation’s leaders. This represents all areas of Scouting, and delegates come from every region of the country.

Report to the Nation presents a significant opportunity for local councils, districts, and even units to tell your story to your communities, media, elected officials, current and potential donors, council board members, schools, and other Scouting advocates. Our accomplishments are a mark of pride for us as an organization and should be communicated to our peers locally.

2016 Report to the Nation

2016 Report to the Nation

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