Residents who tuned into Monday night's Lynbrook village board meeting may have noticed some different faces sitting behind the dais.
Boy Scouts from Troops 336, 332, and 121, and Cub Scouts from Packs 85, 84 and 363 took over village government on Feb. 4.
Playing the parts of mayor, deputy mayor, trustee, village clerk, village attorney, police chief, fire chief and other department heads, each scout was assigned to a specific Lynbrook official and tasked with learning about their roles in local government. With most of their counterparts looking over their shoulders -- including Deputy Mayor Alan Beach, and Trustees Hilary Becker, Michael Hawxhurst, and Thomas Atkinson -- the scouts ran the Feb. 4 business meeting and shared their reports about their local officials.
Although Mayor William Hendrick could not attend, Anthony Girardi, of Troop 332, who sat in his seat, ran the meeting smoothly and would have made him proud.
"Mayor" Girardi presented a citation to Anthony Ferrara who is retiring from the Recreation Department after 23 years of service.
He, along with his "trustees" -- Troop 121's Colin Sincinito and Michael Pocress, and Troop 336's Timothy Obanhien and James M. O'Connor -- even passed five motions during the meeting, which were officially approved by the real Lynbrook board members shortly after.
Click through the photo gallery above to see photos from the 2013 Boy Scouts Government. Who knows? Perhaps, one day in the future these boys will actually be serving the village of Lynbrook in an official capacity.