First up is an annual tradition that is not only a great fund raiser but one of the best deals in town.
March 3rd is my old Boy Scout Troop’s Pancake Supper.
That’s right supper – as in all you can eat Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage along with coffee, milk and juice.
And it is just $5 per person — Five Dollars.
It’s held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cooper Street in the evening — the church crowd gets there around 5 but it runs until 8 p.m.
This is the primary fund raiser for the boys in the troop. They get a portion of each ticket sold, prizes based on the number of tickets sold and the troop gets the rest.
It is used to fund the outdoors activities; especially summer camp and the every-other-year backpacking trip. Some boys earn enough in ticket sales that the parents don’t have to pay for either or both activities in the summer. The prizes are a mix of fun non-scouting stuff and needed camping supplies.
This is a great way to support a fine bunch of folks.
I hope to see many locals there.
Then on April 21st the Club will hold its Annual Youth Day event.
This is a fun filled, really long and busy day (both for adults and kids) held at the club every year to introduce kids into the shooting sports.
Club members provide an opportunity for the kids to shoot
Black powder Muskets
Black powder rifles
Rimfire Bench Rest
Target age for the kids is 11 years and up. Please contact me if you want to attend or especially if you have a group of kids that want to attend. The more the merrier as long as there are enough adults to supervise the kids when they aren’t shooting.
The Club provides lunch; usually hamburgers and/or hot dogs, chips and desert. Last two years the Club President/President Elect has brought the fixings for sno cones. The local volunteer fire department brings out a truck or two and tries to dampen the kids enthusiasm by spraying them down. Doesn’t work, just seems to pump up the kids for some reason.
If anyone knows of a local group that wants to participate (church, big brothers/bigsisters, etc) please pass on my contact information — 3boxesofbsATgmailDOTcom.
Just a public service announcement for the locals, we now return to our normal blogging programing.