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National Capital Area Council Scouts Participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration

On Monday, January 21 approximately 750 Scouts from National Capital Area Council will participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration, continuing a tradition that reaches back to President Woodrow Wilson.

There will be a mandatory meeting for leaders on Friday, January 18th at Howard University School of Law (2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20008) Moot Court Room in Houston Hall. Check-in: 6:00pm; Training: 6:30-7:30pm. Merchandise pick-up will be available immediately before and following the training. Each troop must have at least one adult attend this training.

Please complete the talent release form.  It must be brought to the January 18th Training that the Adult Leaders will be attending.

For additional information about preparing for the event, please review the Inauguration Preparation Manual.

Scouts will be involved at the Inauguration in the following areas.

  1. ADA Team
    1. ADA Directional volunteers will direct individuals with disabilities to the specific ADA sections from the security checkpoints.
    2. ADA Section volunteers are stationed inside the ADA areas to check individuals in, make sure the sections are reserved for individuals with disabilities only, and direct any individuals inside the ADA section to port-a-johns or vendors as needed.
  2. Inside Line Management volunteers manage lines at both the port-a-johns and vendor locations in order to prevent lines from backing into the magnetometers. If the lines reach the magnetometers, Secret Service will stop the security screening process.
  3. Directional volunteers will greet attendees after they pass through magnetometers and guide them to the parade route. This includes directions for both ticketholders and the general public.
  4. Magnetometer ADA volunteers will guide all self-identifying individuals with disabilities through specific magnetometers.
  5. Line Management volunteers will help sort through ticketed and non-ticketed guests, direct them to the appropriate line and assist with line formation and direction in front of the security checkpoints. Lines are anticipated to be very long, so these volunteers need to make sure that attendees are greeted and informed about what can and cannot be taken into the venue.
  6. Access Control Bleacher volunteers will focus specifically on ensuring guests remain in areas appropriate to their credentials.

As-Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

There will be several emails being sent out directly by me to the entire Troop.  These emails pertain to all Scouts in the Troop.  All information with the Subject Line of Presidential Inauguration will be considered to be of the utmost importance and timely.  As a result, it is essential you read everything being sent and referenced.

At this time, every Scout registered in the Troop, is confirmed to go to the Presidential Inauguration.  This is a limited opportunity.  We are only allowed to bring 10 Scouts.  We need your CONFIRMATION that you can attend this event.  Please be sure to RSVP to the event through TroopTrack by Sunday, January 13th, 08:00 AM.  Confirmation means that you are prepared for the following:

  • You will be outdoors all day.  The assignment may begin as early as 5 AM and may end as late as 7 PM.  There are no late arrivals or early dismissals.  To ensure on time arrival, our Troop will perform Iktikaaf at the Masjid, the night of the 20th, following our Court of Honor.
  • You will be in full uniform.  Official Shirt, Pants, and Belt are mandatory.  We are representing the Boy Scouts of America and the Muslim Community of the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia at what can be considered the premiere event of our Nation's Government.

Please see the information below for additional information.  

Abdul Rashid Abdullah,
Jan 12, 2013, 5:33 AM
Abdul Rashid Abdullah,
Jan 12, 2013, 5:33 AM