Recounting how he stole things and took his mother’s car out for joyrides as a young teenager, Sen. Scott Brown told a group of kids not to make the same mistakes he did.
The state’s junior senator spoke to the group at the Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester yesterday. The stop was part of a few visits to Boston organizations.
Brown also discussed his antics and obstacles as a teenager earlier this year in his book.
He recalled some of those stories during yesterday’s talk during which he also urged the children to listen to their mentors at the club.
Brown, a basketball fanatic and former player, also played with some of the club’s members. He took and missed three shots before changing into a T-shirt and shorts and draining baskets.
Brown, who is up for re-election next year, also took questions from some of the children. One asked if it gets annoying working in Washington, D.C.
“Absolutely, it gets annoying,” he said before adding that he was happy to be working with a certain group of senators that tries to solve problems.
“I’m proud of my job.”