BOSTON, MA – State Senator Bruce Tarr, who represents Wilmington, co-sponsored the first annual Boy Scout Day on the Hill to recognize the service and action of Massachusetts Boy Scouts.
Scouts from across the state were recently invited to the State House, where they met Tarr and Governor Baker.
“I would urge you all to model that behavior, not just as scouts, but as leaders in your community and as you grow up and become leaders in other organizations because the lessons you learn, the skills you develop, those will be there to help make you part of your generation’s success story if you choose to understand them and take advantage of them and incorporate them into the way you live your life,” said Baker.
“I am so proud of the accomplishments that these Troops have made,” said Tarr. “At its best, scouting can have a profound and life-long impact for those who wear the uniform. In 351 cities and towns, in every corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whether it be a large city or a tiny hamlet, scouting is committed to the proposition, that we will have a spirit of being ready, willing and able to support each other.”
According to Tarr, Massachusetts Boy Scout troops gave more than 150,000 hours of community service in 2016. The state-wide “Scouting for Food” one-day service project brought in more than 200,000 lbs. of food donations.
(NOTE: Photo and information from Senator Bruce Tarr’s ‘Talk Talk’ blog.)
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