We are happy to share that Ban Tổ Chức was able to secure 800 slots for self-guided tours of the White House for Thẳng Tiến XI campers. These tours are spread over 4 different days, with 200 people allowed to join the tour each day. The first 3 tour days are pre-camp (Tuesday 6/26, 6/27, 6/28 check-in day). The final tour day is on Saturday 6/30, which is the first day of Subcamp program. The last tour is only being offered to families and Trưởng Niên. Scouts should not register for the 6/30 tour as they must participate with their assigned Subcamp program.
Participants must provide your own transportation to and from the White House. All tours start at 9:30 a.m. and last about 45 minutes. You will need to be at the entrance at least 15 minutes before the tour.
Note that we have asked our local campers (Scouts and families living in Virginia and Maryland) to allow our out-of-town guests to register first. Additional tours will be arranged for local campers after Thẳng Tiến XI.
These tours are reserved solely for full-time registered campers of Thẳng Tiến XI (no Day-Pass holder). No other person (family, friends) who are not full-time registered campers may join. Each camper may only sign up for one tour. Any violator of these rules and all persons involved will be removed from all tours, without prior notification, and will be turned away at the White House.
How to Sign-Up:
We will send to Liên Đoàn Representatives the sign-up links on Sunday, April 21 by 6:00 pm EST.
To sign up for the tour, please click on ONLY ONE tour link, for the date that you want to join. Do not select multiple dates for the same person.
You will be asked to input all needed personal information for clearance into the White House. Name and all personal information entered must match exactly as printed on your official document which you will need to present at the entrance. Triple check your info before you press Submit. For U.S. citizens, you may use your driver license or passport as your official document. Non-U.S. citizens, including children, may ONLY use your PASSPORT.
You will need to enter the following information for each and every participant (regardless of age) into the White House's reservation system:
- Full Name (First, Middle, Last)
- Date of Birth
- U.S. Citizen? Y/N
- Social Security Number (this is not required for children under 18 or for non-US citizens)
- Gender: Male/Female
- City and State of Residence (if you live abroad, enter city & state that you will visit)
- Country of Birth (if born in Vietnam, look in the dropdown list for Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
If you are entering information for multiple people, click Add Guests (instead of Submit).
On the day of the tour, you will need to bring an official identification (passport, etc.) and a copy of the tour confirmation (to be sent later). No identification is needed for U.S. children under 18. Foreign children, regardless of age, need to present passport.
The White House is very strict. You will not be able to bring any of these items with you on the tour (no handbag, backpack, purse, water, food, tobacco product, stroller, etc.). You may only bring your cell phone, compact camera, wallet, and items needed for medical purposes (wheelchair). There’s no restroom at the White House for your use. More information on what to bring on the tour will be shared with those who are approved to join the tour.
Click on only ONE of the links below (when they are made available). First come, first served. Last day to register for the tour is May 15.
- Tuesday 6/26
- Wednesday 6/27
- Thursday 6/28
- Saturday 6/30
We hope you will be able to enjoy this special opportunity reserved just for Thẳng Tiến XI campers.
Ban Tổ Chức