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Our History

Obama Elected President

Barack Obama Elected 44th President

After a historical election, Senator Barack Obama from Illinois was inaugurated as the first African-American President of the United States. Continuing a long-standing tradition of service, Scouts traveled from around the nation to join the Amangamek Wipit Lodge in participating in the Inaugural Service Corps. Scout service for the 56th Inauguration included distributing American flags and helping to support logistics for over two million attendees on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  Following in the footsteps of all presidents since William Howard Taft, President Obama became the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.