75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima Scout and Family Day!

URGENT!  To be sent out to all Pathfinder Groups in the area:


Suggested Wear:  Potomac Conference Pathfinder Shirt



Please join us from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on SUNDAY, 23 February at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima Scout and Family Day!


On 23 February 1945, AP photographer Joseph Rosenthal captured an image of six Marines raising an American Flag that became the inspiration behind our museum as well as an icon of the Marine Corps. In addition to commemorating the Battle of Iwo Jima, we will also be paying tribute to the incredibly important work of War Correspondents.

Participants from various scouting organizations (Scouts, BSA, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life, USA, Pathfinders, and Royal Rangers) can work towards or earn a journalism badge based on their organization’s requirements!

Journalism Honor Worksheet found here!

Registration is required, please email nmmckids@gmail.com with what badges you will be working towards and the number of participants.


For more information about the entire weekend’s commemorative events, please visit: https://www.usmcmuseum.com/calendar.html


We hope to see you there!




Laura Hockensmith

Chief of Education


National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway

Triangle, VA 22172