In Georgia, Gainesville-area scouts recently decorated ornaments that were used to decorate Georgia's tree for the 2011 National Christmas Tree display in President's Park in Washington, D.C. The display includes a tree for each of the U.S. states and territories and the District of Columbia.
The Gainesville Times reports that the ornaments are meant to represent the unique character of each state and territory. Because the scouts were founded in Georgia, the project was a perfect marriage of ideas.
"We are so proud to have been a part of this," said Cheryl Legette, community relations officer for the Historic council. "This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities."