Troop 868 in Action

Summer Camp @ Camp Marriott (July, 2005)

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On Tuesday we visited the National Archives and saw the actual Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, as well as a collection of other famous documents.  We then had a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol that had been arranged for us by Senator Mitch McConnell's office.  After the tour we visited the Senate Gallery and observed speeches by several Senators.  We then went to the other end of the building and visited the House Gallery, tickets to which were provided to us by Representative Ron Lewis' office.  The contrast between the operation of the House of Representatives and the Senate was startling.  Our visit to the Capitol turned out to be one of the most interesting and educational parts of our trip.  Following dinner at a restaurant recommended by our local host, we visited the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial (commonly called the Iwo Jima Memorial) and took in an outdoor concert performed by the U.S. Marine Corps Band that was nothing short of awesome.

Breakfast at Metropolitan United Methodist Church. Walking to the Capitol.
Posing in the Capitol rotunda around a statue of famous Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. A bust of Kentucky native Abraham Lincoln in a room below the rotunda known as the crypt.
The pace of sightseeing was taking a toll on Dave, Tim, Chris, and Stephen. Posing around a fountain outside the Capitol.
The U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band performed in front of the Marine Corps Memorial. Marine Corps drill teams exhibited their skill following the band's performance.
Scouts walk to the Marine Corps Memorial after the band concert. Troop 868 scouts pose in front of the Marine Corps Memorial.

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