Nine young men filed quietly into the Williamstown City Council meeting on Nov. 2.
They took their seats and focused intently on the people seated behind the raised, wooden platform.
Several of the boys’ parents also came to the meeting and sat a few rows behind their children.
The group, Cub Scout Pack 318, lead by Roy Osborne, were working on their Citizenship Patch. To earn it, they came and spent some time learning how their government works.
The meeting opened, as it always does with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the business at hand.