If that's the purpose for which the Scouts attended the meeting, that's great. And around here, Scouts (Boy and Girl) generally attend public meetings for MB purposes in uniform. (That's probably bending the rules, but I think it has a benefit because the presiding officer seeing Scouts in uniform will almost always give them some recognition, and if there is an opportunity the Scouts will be greeted by members of the public body
seeking to curry favor with present and future voters wishing to extend the hand of fellowship to the youth of their community.)
If they are instead there to advocate a particular position, that's great too, and it is part of being a good citizen - but not in uniform.
Well based on the scout's sound bite, I think he was working on Citz in Com.
'Do the following:
a. Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session.
b. Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.'
'Attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) approved by your counselor where several points of view are given on a single issue. Practice active listening skills and take careful notes of each point of view. Prepare an objective report that includes all points of view that were expressed, and share this with your counselor.'
In our community scouts get a lot of attention (lead the pledge usually) in uniform. I might be less jaded, I think the uniform gives the elective officials an opportunity to engage with a youth, without being the 'stranger' all the kids have been taught to fear.
But yes, we all understand your point about politic-ing in uniform.