Archive for October, 2009

759 goes to Capitol Hill

October 13, 2009

We would like to thank our Sponsors Sentator E. Benjamin Nelson and Senator Jeff Sessions for a fantastic celebration of Scouting on Capitol Hill last week with the screening of 759 in the Congressional Auditorium.  We also would like to thank Al Lambert and Dan Ross and everyone else at the National Capital Area Council for making the event a success.  Willie Iles Jr. from the National Office and Ron Timmons and Brian Gorman from the Greater New York Councils also played important roles and gave tremendous support.

We thought you would enjoy some photos of 759 on the Hill…

Scouts on the Balcony

Devon on the Democratic Senate Leader's balcony

Keith with his mom & grandmother

Senator Sessions addresses the crowd

Congressional Auditorium

Wille Iles Jr., Ron Timmons, Justin Szlasa, Jake Boritt, Keith Dozier, Okpoti Sowah, Ann Dozier


Celebration of Scouting on Capitol Hill

October 13, 2009

A letter from Senator Ben Nelson & Senator Jeff Sessions

Senate Letter

Celebration of Scouting on Capitol Hill…Screening Oct 8th

October 6, 2009

Here is the official invitation to the screening of 759 on Capitol Hill.  All are welcome but you do need to RSVP…


759: BOY SCOUTS OF HARLEM….a documentary film

Sponsored by Senators Jeff Sessions and Senator Ben Nelson

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

5:30 PM sharp

Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center

Congressional Auditorium – CVC 200

Enter on First Street & E. Capitol Street and allow time to clear security

You are invited to attend the Washington, DC premiere of the film 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem to celebrate Scouting and its contribution to American values. The Sponsors, members of Troop 759 and local and national Scouting representatives will be present and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Please come to this exciting DC premiere of the film.  The event is free but you’ll have to RSVP at or call Justin Szlasa at 917.355.9895.

This is an open invitation so please forward it to friends, colleagues or Scouters who you think might be interested to attend.


The film follows Boy Scout Troop 759, a Troop located in Harlem, NY, and eleven-year-old scout Keith Dozier who takes his first trip to a Scout summer camp. The film shows, in a fun way, how Scouting can transcend geography, age, race and economics to teach practical skills and build character among America’s youth.  It is the first major documentary ever made about a Boy Scout Troop and celebrates Scouting’s contribution to America in one of America’s most iconic neighborhoods. The film is warm, tender, funny and upbeat.  You can learn more about the film and watch the trailer at


The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth scouting organization in the United States and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010.  Since 1910, more than 111,000,000 people have been members of the Boy Scouts of America, including over 215 currently serving Members of Congress and Senators.  In 1916, Congress granted the Boy Scouts of America a Federal charter.

Jamesburg-Monroe, NJ Screening Sponsored by Troop 54 Oct 17th

October 5, 2009

We are very happy to announce that the good folks at Troop 54 of Jamesburg-Monroe are sponsoring a screening on Saturday, October 17th at 7PM at the Jamesburg Presbyterian Church
(Corner of Gatzmer & Church St. in Jamesburg, NJ). More information about the screening and Troop 54 is available at Thanks!