Monday, January 16th, 2017

Local Scout gives report in Washington, DC

Scott Niles, of Troop 125, Williamson was selected to represent the BSA and Seneca Waterways Council during a High-Profile Trip to Washington, D.C. Scott was one of nine youth delegates selected from nearly 2.5 million youth Scouting members to present the Boy Scouts of America’s Annual Report to the Nation to Congress.

He and the other delegates spent 6 days in Washington visiting different historical places, meeting with top national leaders before presenting the Boy Scouts  Report  to Congress.

The delegation’s schedule while in D.C. included scheduled visits to the U.S. Cabinet, House, and Senate leadership, as well as the White House, CIA, Pentagon, Goddard Space Center, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Supreme Court, and more.

Scott is 13 years old and joined Scouting in 2009. He is physically disabled and uses leg braces/crutches or a wheelchair to get around. According to the Boy Scout Council office and his Troop – “Scott  is a great example of the Scouting spirit. He draws upon his abilities versus letting physical challenges stop him for participating in every aspect of Scouting and benefiting greatly from the skills, the confidence building, and the independence gained through Scouting.  He is an example of the Scout Oath as he pushes forward, breaking down barriers to do his best and to help others. He has helped his fellow Scouts understand the broad concept of diversity and to welcome and respect all people regardless of their differences

Scott’s father, Stephen Niles accompanied him to Washington.