Mayor declares April 22 Donna Britt Day

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - WAFB's Donna Britt earned numerous awards Sunday during a special ceremony put on by the Boy Scouts of America.

The ceremony was held at Wesley United Methodist Church on Government Street.

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome sent a letter to the ceremony, declaring April 22 Donna Britt Day.

The long-time news anchor was also awarded the 12-point award by the BSA, one of their most prestigious awards. The 12-point award, which was presented by a local troop, is given to a citizen that displays the 12 characteristics of the Boy scouts, including loyalty and Bravery.

Britt's son Louie is a member, currently pursuing his Eagle Scout Badge.

"Boy Scouts is a character building, leadership building, friend building thing," Britt said. "My son is in it, and I'm invested in it."

During her acceptance speech, Britt recalled one day in particular, when she trained for two months to go on a paddle trip with Louie and his troop.

"When you're paddling, and you've been doing it all day, and you still have twenty miles to go, you find it inside to paddle the rest of the way," Britt said. "It's the discipline that you learn that helps you in life."

Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garret Graves also sent letters to the ceremony, giving her special recognition on behalf of the state, and Congress.

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