Local Eagle Scout travels to DC for national honor

Senator Jack Reed with Sebastian Zuleta. (Photo courtesy of the Boy Scouts of America)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A local Eagle Scout was selected as one of ten scouts nationwide to deliver the Boy Scouts of America’s “Report to the Nation” in Washington, D.C.

Sebastian Zuleta, a 17-year-old from Central Falls’ Troop 3, recently traveled to D.C. to meet with members of President Obama’s Cabinet, as well as leaders of the House and Senate, the Boy Scouts of America said in a statement.

He also met with members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Sebastian, and well deserved for his achievements and involvement in the local community,” said John Mosby, Scout Executive/CEO of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. “While in the nation’s capital, Sebastian represented the nearly three million young people who make up the Scouting program in the United States, and shared Scouting’s accomplishments in the past year with top government officials.”

Sebastian is a senior at Central Falls High School and is a member of the National Honor Society. He also serves as a Student Ambassador for the school.

“I am honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this Scouting tradition,” Sebastian said. “Scouting has taught me so many things in life, most importantly that we need to serve others in our community and lead by example. I look forward to sharing the Report to the Nation with our elected leaders, and showing them the good works that Scouting is producing across the country.”

While in D.C., Sebastian and the other scouts visited several national landmarks, including the Goddard Space Center, the United States Naval Academy, Arlington Cemetery, and the White House.

“Sebastian is a reliable individual with integrity and potential,” said Sebastian’s first Scoutmaster, Juan Osorio, Development Director of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. “He is a positive role model in everything that he does and all of the younger Scouts in the Troop look up to him. He is always striving for the next challenge, and we look forward to witnessing the many successes Sebastian will most certainly attain in his lifetime.”

To learn more about the scouts’ Report to the Nation, click here.

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