August 17, 2012
Lt. Governor Phil Scott went back to summer camp yesterday, working a “Vermont Everyday Job” as co-leader of a kayaking field trip for the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington.
Lt. Gov. Scott joined trip leader Jack Stackhouse in chaperoning a group of 10 elementary school students on a kayaking trip on the Waterbury Reservoir. The outing was one of many outdoor experiences the club offers to its summer campers.
The Boys and Girls Club offers affordable, safe and enriching after-school activities to young people ages 5-19, including day camps during the summer months. According to Executive Director Mary Alice McKenzie, the Club’s mission is to serve all young people, but they place a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. They design activities that foster confidence, self-reliance and community service – principles that Lt. Governor Scott also promotes, for Vermonters of all ages.
“The Boys and Girls Club is instilling a sense of what it means to be ‘Vermont Strong’ in our youngest citizens, and I felt honored to be a part of that,” Scott said. “I was also impressed with how polite and respectful the kids were. Clearly the Boys and Girls Club is setting a good example and doing great things for these young people.”
McKenzie expressed her appreciation to Lt. Gov. Scott for helping to lead the trip. “Phil is the first public official who’s reached out to the Club and asked to participate in our activities. We’re so thankful for his interest and involvement. His Everyday Jobs Tour is a unique opportunity for more Vermonters to meet their Lieutenant Governor. I know the kids were so excited to meet him.”
About Lt. Gov. Phil Scott’s “Vermont Everyday Jobs” Initiative
Lt. Governor Phil Scott started his “Vermont Everyday Jobs” initiative last year to promote Vermont businesses and strengthen the relationship between the business community and state government. By finding out in a hands-on manner what it takes to make Vermont businesses work, the Lt. Governor will gain a better understanding of what state government can do to help those businesses work better. For more information about the initiative and previous jobs, click here.
Source: Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Last Updated at: August 17, 2012 08:19:42