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A Trip To Remember: Explore Washington D.C. With The Safety Patrol

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by Rhoda Venture
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Countless schools across America take part in the popular AAA Safety Patrol program each year.  It’s been around for more than a century and has had an indisputably positive impact on student safety.  Reward the efforts of these pint-sized patrollers with a trip to remember. Explore Washington D.C. with the Safety Patrol!

About AAA’s School Safety Patrol Program

Since 1920, AAA’s School Safety Patrol program has given school-aged children added safety and security while going to and from school.  Participants contributed to the steady decline of U.S. student pedestrian deaths—a 24% decrease since 2010.

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AAA clubs continue to promote and support the Safety Patrol as a trusted community service fulfilled by millions of boys and girls.

The program’s success has inspired more than 30 other countries to enact similar initiatives with similar results.  It’s a powerful story of young people doing important work on behalf of other young people!

Great Reasons to Plan a School Safety Patrol Trip

Travel is a life-changing learning experience.  And the earlier you start, the more it shapes your perspective of the world.

A recent study showed that kids who travel are more willing to learn, more willing to take part in class discussions and perform better on tests.  They are also more tolerant, respectful, and adaptable to unfamiliar situations.

Related Reading:  5 Great Reasons to Give Kids the Gift of Travel

Planning a School Safety Patrol trip is also a fantastic way to reward hardworking students and inspire others to step up.

Why Washington D.C.?

While there are many destinations that fit the bill for younger travelers, Washington D.C. and its surrounding regions are perfectly suited for this type of trip.

The nation’s capital is packed with opportunities for first-hand experiences with leadership, civic responsibilities, history, culture, and so much more.

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Safety Patrol groups can meet with their national representatives in the Capitol or explore the nooks and crannies of the iconic Smithsonian Museums.  They can stroll the impressive grounds of Mount Vernon, experience the poignant Changing of the Guard at Arlington Cemetery, or snap a selfie in front of the most famous address in the world – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

Safety Patrol Trip to Washington DC

Marvelous Museums and More

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting the life, history, and culture of African Americans.  It’s a fascinating look at our nation’s history through the lens of African Americans.

The National Building Museum is the only place in the country dedicated to the “build” environment.  Visitors can explore some of the most magnificent structures humanity has ever created or even put together their own construction crew!

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And at the National Postal Museum, young people can enjoy a huge collection of postal artifacts and exhibits.  They can also create a personalized stamp.

In addition to a full slate of free attractions, there are some other really cool museums and activities to check out.  The International Spy Museum is a must-do for civic-minded citizens.  And the National Museum of American History is filled with interactive fun.

Of course, we can’t forget the classics like the Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, and the Natural History Museum.

There’s SO MUCH to see and do – it’s the perfect place for a patrol trip!

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Explore Washington D.C. With The Safety Patrol – Plan with a Trusted Partner

When you’re ready to plan your School Safety Patrol trip to Washington D.C., trust Kaleidoscope Adventures to make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

KA has 30 years of experience planning outstanding student travel.  Online registration and payments, convenient crowdfunding options, impeccable customer care, and an expert team make planning the perfect trip simple and efficient.

It’s travel beyond expectations!




Why Kaleidoscope Adventures?

As a leader in the student travel industry for 30+ years, Kaleidoscope Adventures exceeds expectations for student and performance group travel.

We’ll work with you to plan an exceptional travel experience and provide impeccable customer service from start to finish

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