“I’m Scott Brown. I’m from Wrentham. And I drive a truck,” he said when he hit the campaign trail earlier this year. But it wasn’t just a campaign pitch. Sure enough, on November 9, 2010, United States Senator Scott Brown pulled up to Trinity church in Stoughton, MA in his old, faithful truck to award Citizenship badges to the Webelos of pack 8.
Scott Brown is the senator who shocked the nation by winning the long-held Democratic seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. U.S. Senator Brown said one of his favorite parts of the job was coming out to speak to young people. Brown says he loved being a Boy Scout and remembers how much fun he had earning his cooking badge on a camp out with his dad.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in America. It currently has 4 million members and is led mostly by volunteers. It was founded in England by General Robert Baden-Powell in 1907. Then on February 8, 1910, publisher W.D. Boyce introduced scouting to America. The Boy Scouts of America is enjoying their Centennial celebration this year. During their 100-year program, the Boy Scouts of America estimates that “110 million people have worn the Scout uniform in one way or another.”
The Boy Scouts of America believes that “helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.” The BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by “combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.”
U.S. Senator Scott Brown is an outstanding example of the program’s ideals. He has served our country in the National Guard for 30 years where he has risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Brown received an Army Commendation Medal for heroic service in the aftermath of the terror attacks of 9/11.
Brown is married to TV reporter Gail Huff and has two daughters Arianna, a pre-med student at Syracuse University and Ayla who was a semifinalist on American Idol and plays basketball at Boston College.
When Senator Brown presented the last boy scout badge, he gathered the pack for a group photo … and then jumped in his truck and drove back to Boston to finish the people’s business.