The Sunday night meeting of Boy Scout Troop 114 was coming to order. Or trying to.
"Formations, please! Por favor," 15-year-old troop leader Yousof Omeish yelled over that noise that only a pack of peach-fuzz teens can make.
The boys eventually quieted and put their hands out, palms up.
"In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful," he said in Arabic, reciting "The Opening," phrases from the Koran that Muslims use to begin most gatherings.
"Thee do we worship," he said, "and Thine aid we seek."
Then they switched to their three-fingered Scout salute and recited the oath in English, including the promise to "do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law."
God, country, Allah, honor and knots. It's all unremarkable at this weekly Scout meeting at the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia.