Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch


Eat Here - Gulf Coast Cookery Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Do you think the PSC should let utility companies gut their 5-year conservation goals?

 Yes  No More polls »

The Robyn Report with Robyn Davis

Home
Change Text Size: Larger  Smaller

News Section: Local Government



Planning Commission Gets Visit from Determined Boy Scout

Published Friday, July 11, 2014 12:03 am

BRADENTON -- At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, inspiration showed up wrapped in merit badges and a look of confidence. It was Lane LaBranche, escorted by his grandfather Alan LaBranche. Lane was there to see what happens behind the dais.

 

https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/NewsMisc14/Scout1.jpg
Lane at the dais of the BOCC chambers
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/NewsMisc14/Scout2.jpg
Lane with his grandfather Alan

Lane is 13 years old and has all of the poise of a mature adult. He is working on becoming an "Eagle Scout," which is quite an accomplishment for such a young man. His grandfather Alan thought the experience would be a good adventure in furthering his Eagle Scout goal. 

 

Lane, a Troop 181 Boyscout of America scout, was wearing 39 merit badges and working on his 40th. He says his goal in life is to achieve a career in marine biology, "to help save our marine life." 

 

Planning Commission Chairman Richard Bedford heard Lane was sitting in the hall and asked him to approach the dais and say a few words. Lane said he was glad to be there. 

 

Lane and Alan were later offered a tour of the METV facilities from specialist Chris Dolan, and Lane left with a DVD of the meeting that he had just participated in.

 

We salute Alan for his accomplishments and giving us a bright glimpse of our future.

 

Join the conversation post Facebook comments here or on our site at the bottom of article.

 

  In Addition to Facebook Comments You Can Also Post Comments Below



Non-Facebook Comments:

Click here to add a Non-Facebook comment to this page




 Sign up for our free news subscription - a great way to stay informed!



News World Round UpSports Roundup

Manatee Rural Health Certificate
 


Obituaries

Name Date
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
Jean Burroughs July 18, 2014
All Obituaries






Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates