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Walking From Venezuela to Washington, DC: The Story of Rafael Angel Petit and Juan Carmona

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In 1935, Rafael Angel Petit and Juan Carmona set out from Venezuela to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC. An incredible journey of 10,000 miles later, they arrived at the Capitol Building. Read their amazing story here!
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These two guys are checking out their shoes, and for good reason. They walked from Venezuela to Washington, DC to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree, leaving on January 11, 1935 and arriving June 16, 1937. That’s right, they covered Venezuela, through Colombia, then Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, then through the southern US all the way to DC. More than 10,000 miles. Here they sit at the steps of the Capitol Building.

We hope they earned an extra badge!

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Rafael Angel Petit, left, and Juan Carmona, right
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The trip is so far, Google Maps won’t even give us directions!

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