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Sturbridge Boy Scouts visit Washington D.C.

Troop 161 in the rotunda of the US Capitol building

Sturbridge, MA (May 10, 2018) Sturbridge Boy Scout Troop 161 sent a delegation of twenty scouts to Washington, DC, during April vacation.

After setting up camp in the Greenbelt National Park, the troop was able to visit many areas of interest in the DC area. Scouts enjoyed a visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum while the RAF100 were there. The RAF100 is the Royal Air Force 100th birthday flying tour, which brought British airplanes of varying ages to the museum.

While the Troop visited Arlington National Cemetery, a couple scouts were able to locate their relative’s graves. Scouts were able to view the United States Flag that the National Anthem was written about in the National Museum of American History.

Scouts took a walking tour of the National Mall where they were able to view the White House and the Lincoln, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. They also enjoyed having lunch in front of the Boy Scout Memorial.

The highlight of the trip was a staff-led tour of the US Capital Building that was arranged by Congressman Richard Neal.

About Troop 161

Troop 161, chartered by America Legion Post 109, is part of the Mill Town District of Mohegan Council. For more information on Mohegan Council, please visit

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Sturbridge 161 Press Release