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Boy Scouts visit state Capitol
Boy Scouts
Pictured with State Rep. Jon Burns, Gov. Sonny Perdue and Sen. Jack Hill at the Capitol are Dakota Scott, Grace Diederich, Gabby Usher, Cody Robinson, Brandon Robinson, Morgan McDaniel, Alan Robinson, Samuel Diederich, Danny Scott, Kenny Usher, Ben Galloway, Luke Usher, Austin O’Neal, Mikell Bennett, Benjamin Ginn, Dalton Scott, Dallas Dasher and Mark Bennett. - photo by Photo submitted

Boy Scouts from Troop 295 visited the state Capitol recently.

As part of the requirements for the “Citizenship in the Nation” merit badge, 12 scouts traveled to Atlanta to tour the Capitol.

State Rep. Jon Burns and his wife Dayle met the boys on the Capitol steps and ushered them inside the building. When they entered, they were joined by Sen. Jack Hill. As an added bonus, the boys were able to meet Gov. Sonny Perdue on his way out of the building.

The boys were able to ask Burns and Hill questions prior to their tour. The boys asked questions about drug problems in schools, road conditions and safety issues in light of the explosion at Imperial Sugar. Both Burns and Hill stressed the importance of staying in school and being involved in groups such as the Boy Scouts to make the lives of Georgia citizens better.

The tour concluded in the Secretary of State’s office where the boys were treated to soft drinks and some good ole’ Georgia peanuts.

The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters of Troop 295 would like to thank Burns for arranging the tour.