THURMONT, MD - Colby Child and his son A.J. can agree that Boy Scouting runs in their genes.
Adding to their long list of badges and accomplishments, these guys lucked out and snagged one of only 750 spots to volunteer during the Presidential Inauguration as a Boy Scout Troop.
"I don't want to say elation. I think the parents were more excited because we truly understand. We have several older scouts that are 17, 15, in that age range, and they were flabbergasted. They were just astounded that we're really going to get to do this," says Colby Child, a member of the National Capitol Area Council.
Troop 1011 will be stationed along Constitution Avenue to help guide people, then stick around for the tougher job of cleaning up.
"I've always helped people, so I'm going to stick with that for the time. Then afterwards, we're going to do our best to make it better than it was before the Inauguration, like cleaner," says A.J. Child, member of Boy Scout Troop 1011.
They'll be dressed in special uniform, and earn another badge to sew on.
"They will get a special, commemorative patch, and some of them have already said they can't wait to put it on their uniform; I'm going to frame mine," adds Colby.
Colby says they're so proud to represent Boy Scouts of the Catoctin Mountain District.
"Often times, one of the things we like to say in scouting is, the one who passes on with the most stories wins. That's what scouting is all about: Making stories," says Colby.