Ninety Boy Scouts who were at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch when a deadly tornado hit June 11th will get a thrill of a lifetime Thursday. The boys are flying to Washington D-C early Thursday morning to meet President Bush. Thirteen year old Josh Sindalar is making the trip. He says this is a very exciting time. The boys will fly from Omaha to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and will be gone only 24-plus hours. Along with meeting the president, Sindalar says they will be doing some sight-seeing that includes the Jefferson Memorial and the World War II Monument.
The invitation was made after hearing tales of how the boys performed in the face of tragedy. The Scouts have been praised for remaining calm and assisting those who were injured. Sindalar says the organization taught them well.
Along with the scouts, 55 leaders, volunteers and others connected with the Scouts and the camp are making the trip. Participants include the parents of the four Scouts who died in the tornado. Besides visiting the White House, the Scouts will attend a lunch at the U-S Chamber of Commerce and receive a tour of the U-S Capitol. They will then head to Camp William B. Snyder in Virginia where they will eat in the camp’s dining hall with scouts and parents from the capital area council.