TC Palm/ Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers: Rubio's YouTube Reply To Letter Thrills Vero Beach Boy Scout
| Aug 04 2011
VERO BEACH — Joe Granberg has had such a jam-packed summer, he almost forgot he wrote a letter to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio two months ago during a week-long Boy Scout camp in South Carolina.
The 13-year-old Oslo Middle School student got a big reminder Wednesday when he clicked a YouTube link from his scout master and saw a video of Rubio reading his letter about bringing a National Football League team to Orlando.
"I was really surprised," said Joe, who lives in Vero Beach. "Over the summer, I was doing a lot of things. I kind of forgot about it."
Each week, Rubio responds to a few letters from people around the state in a YouTube segment called Marco's Constituent Mailbox. Since so many scouts like Joe need to write lawmakers for their Citizenship in the Nation merit badges, Rubio dedicated this week's address to Boy Scouts' concerns.
"He was just thrilled to death when he found out he was one of the three," said Joe's mother, Amy Granberg. "His face just lit up when he saw it on YouTube."