Scouts, scout leaders, and scout supporters all gathered this morning for the 2013 Eagle Club Breakfast. The breakfast serves as a fundraiser to help the Council put on numerous activities for the scouts during the year. Troop 2 Scoutmaster Scott Gray says that they usually raise most of their yearly budget at this breakfast.
"We have two or three events for both Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Webelos, and Cub Scouts at Camp Binachi. Summer camps, spring camps, camporees, and all the functions that go on out there, as well as a shooting range and an archery range."
Several Boy Scouts working on completing their Eagle shared their scouting experiences, from camping, all the way to how scouting has developed their leadership skills. They wanted all of the friends of scouting to know what an impact it makes on their lives.
"We're going to do a flag ceremony, and this is just for us to show how much we appreciate them and all their support."
"We like to support scouting, and we like to show those who support us what we do."
"This area has a bunch of good supporters that love the Boy Scouts, and just show their heart and content by supporting us in these organizations."
The keynote speaker Thursday morning was former Boy Scout and Football Legend Rocky Bleier, who talked about how the world is changing, but the values Scouting teaches will always be relevant as long as the scouts remember them.
"Who we have been is now just a fellow ghostly traveler. If memory was total and complete, perhaps we would be one person."