Brownsville scouts celebrate Scout Government Day

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:07pm

For the 61st year, scouts spent a special day, learning about city government.

"Scout government day is an opportunity for boy scouts and girl scouts in our community to learn about various jobs and government and how a government operates within a community."

58 Rio Grande Valley scouts toured the Brownsville police station, the fire department, and a library.

"Through this program we as scouts are able to get in depth of how the city runs and who runs it."

"Not only did the scouts get to visit different city officials they also got a chance to get a behind the scenes look"

Which included a special look at the 911 emergency dispatcher's office. The scouts agreed, that was pretty cool!

"Many young men that are involved in scouts and young ladies in girl scouts their eyes are opened to new career paths."

These scouts ranged in age from 11 to 20. All of them gained new insight into how our government works……and for some….today could have launched a future career path. Reporting from brownsville Abigail Camilo, KVEO Newscenter 23.


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