Boy Scouts get a peek at the inner workings of Washington, D.C.

Boy Scout Troop 29 took a tour of the monuments at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Here they are in front of the National World War I Memorial. Photo by Amanda Forbes

HARLEM VALLEY — Twelve Boy Scouts from Amenia, Wassaic and Millerton had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., this summer, from July 28 to Aug. 2, to learn about America and its government.

Troop 29 Scouts were able to do a lot while in the nation’s capital. They toured the National Mall, took a 15-mile hike to view the monuments, visited a number of museums, went to Arlington National Cemetery and four young Scouts even got to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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