Before the Atlanta Braves took the field on Sunday there were hundreds of Boy Scouts lining the aisles standing at attention as the National Anthem sounded throughout the stadium.
Scouts were proud to celebrate the nation at this weekend’s Scout Day with the Atlanta Braves by leading Turner Field in the singing of the National Anthem. Scouts stood throughout the ballpark passing out cards describing proper protocol during the singing of the anthem as well as its lyrics. Then they stood at attention and saluted as a Scout Color Guard presented the colors and the Star Spangled Banner was sung.
The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Atlanta Braves partnered up for Scout Day 2016, which included several events such as the Scout Parade, and an honored Scout throwing the first pitch.
When he was eight years old, Hunter from Pack 999 in Woodstock saved his 2-year-old sister Sommer from a near drowning. Scouting helped Hunter to be prepared and enabled him to respond in an emergency situation. In honor of his heroic actions Shawn Dougherty, President of Mophie (a ZAGG company), donated the First Pitch at this year’s Scout Day and requested that it be given to Hunter.
After throwing the First Pitch Hunter met some of the Atlanta Braves who signed the ball he pitched from the mound.
Over 1,500 Scouts and their families attended the Atlanta Braves game against the Washington Nationals.