Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Each year the Boy Scouts from all over Massachusetts come to the State House to make a report of their activities and progress. They join me in the Senate Chamber during one of our sessions and give a presentation. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers are invited to attend.
With more than a thousand packs, troops and teams 262,396 Scouts participated in the achievement of 24,855 Rank Advancements, 1,122 reaching the rank of Eagle, and 216,449 Eagle Scout Service Hours.
The Senate welcomed them with applause and the Scouts, along with various troop leaders and parents seated in the Senate Gallery, went to the Grand Staircase where I introduced them to Senate President Harriette Chandler, Secretary of Veterans' Services Francisco Urena, House Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez, and Representative James M. Kelcourse.
This year, they raised funds for the Good Turn project to benefit the The Boston Foundation's relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.