Troop 868 in Action

SUMMER CAMP TRIP 2009

WASHINGTON, DC  (June 20~28)

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After the Lincoln Memorial, we walked to the Korean War Memorial then on to the Jefferson Memorial.  After that, we had to hoof at a quick pace to reach the Capitol in time for our scheduled tour.

Upon arrival at the Capitol Visitor Cemter we obtained our tour passes, watched a movie about how the federal government operates, and were then met by two interns from Senator Mitch McConnell's office who conducted our tour.  One of the interns was a McConnell Scholar attending the University of Louisville and the other was an Eagle Scout from Louisville, so we felt especially welcome.  They gave us a great tour.  Afterward we visited the Senate Gallery.  Unfortunately, the Senate was in the middle of a quorum call and there wasn't any action on the floor, so it was a rather boring visit.

After leaving the Capitol, we once again walked the length of Constitution Avenue to reach the Washington Monument just in time for our tour.  The day involved lots of walking and some of the boys were pretty worn out by the time we got them to a restaurant for dinner.  By the time we got back to the church Ministry Center they were ready for bed!

The Korean War memorial featured life-sized marble statues of soldiers on patrol.  It was eerie, sobering, and very moving. 
The Jefferson Memorial. The entire group standing at the base of a giant statue of Thomas Jefferson, patriot, statesman, President, and primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
After a long walk to get there, Cody, Matt, Gabe, and Spencer took advantage of some chairs in the Capitol Visitor Center. The Capitol as viewed from the observation level of the Washington Monument. 
The reflecting pool and the Washington Monument as viewed from steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  The reflecting pool and the Lincoln Memorial as viewed from the observation level of the Washington Monument. 
The Jefferson Memorial as viewed from the observation level of the Washington Monument.  The Potomac River and The Pentagon as viewed from the observation level of the Washington Monument. 

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