Rarely do you get the chance to walk on the field of your favorite Major League Baseball team.
But for many Metro-Atlanta Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, that’s not the case. On September 17, 2017, over 1,500 Scouts came to Scout Day at the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park to celebrate two of America’s favorite pastimes: Scouting and baseball.
Before the Braves went head to head against the New York Mets, the Scouts, accompanied by their parents and siblings, walked around the field in the new ballpark, standing and taking pictures mere feet away from home plate.
As expected, all of the Scouts were thrilled to walk on the field and get an up-close view of the bases and the Braves dugout.
“It was so exciting to get to walk on the same grass that Braves players play baseball on!” Darrel, a Webelos from Pack 2120, said.
“I just walked on the Braves field, and now I get to watch the Braves win!” Daniel, a Cub Scout from Pack 1217, said.
After the Scouts finished their loop around the field, a group of Scouts were selected to fulfill their duty to their country–as outlined in the Scout Oath–by carrying the American flag onto the field. In addition, Life Scout Christian Salazar of Troop 34 lead the packed stadium in the Pledge of Allegiance.
While the Braves might not have won against the Mets, the Scouts who attended the game surely had a great experience.