President Bush will meet with the Boy Scouts who were at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch when it was hit by a tornado in June. About 90 Boy Scouts, plus 55 scout leaders and others associated with the camp are going to Washington, D.C. Thursday at the invitation of the Boy Scout Council headquartered in D.C.
That group raised about $90,000 to pay for a charter plane that will fly the Midwestern scouts from the Omaha airport to Washington, D.C. A tornado struck the 1,800 acre Boy Scout camp in western Iowa on June 11th, killing four young scouts.
The itinerary for the D.C. trip includes tours of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. A spokesman for President Bush says he looks forward to meeting the scouts who "bravely…provided aid to others who were seriously injured." The parents of the four young scouts who were killed in the tornado have been invited to make the trip, too.