North Andover Boy Scouts Receives Hands-On Civic Lesson at State House

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently hosted North Andover’s Boy Scout Troop 82 for a visit to the Massachusetts State House.

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently hosted North Andover’s Boy Scout Troop 82 for a visit to the Massachusetts State House.

As part of her civic education initiative, State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently hosted North Andover’s Boy Scout Troop 82 for a visit to the State House.

The troop had the opportunity to tour the State House and meet with the Representative. DiZoglio brought the students into the House Chamber, where they sat in the seats of legislators, as the Representative explained how ideas become laws. The troop then engaged in a debate, moderated by DiZoglio, over a piece of legislation.

Since 2013, DiZoglio has filed legislation to incorporate civic education in Massachusetts public schools. She also regularly visits schools across the Merrimack Valley, hosting Civic Education Days.