Letter to the Editor: Breakfast to help pay for Scout adventure

Published 1:56 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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To the editor:

Boy Scout Troop 732 will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser to send 12 Scouts and four leaders to Sea Base High Adventure Camp in Islamorada Key this summer. We will be serving tenderloin, bacon, sausage, country ham, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, grits, toast, coffee, milk and orange juice. We are asking for donations for this event and welcome everyone. We will be having the breakfast at Bethlehem Methodist Church at 321 Redland Road, Advance on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7-10 a.m. Here is some information regarding the trip:

During our trip, we will have half our group participating in scuba diving and the other half will be sailing.

The Scouts have already paid to complete their SDI Dive Certification in order to participate in this adventure. The scuba group will participate in 11 dives and will have the opportunity to take part in Dive Against Debris with the following goals: Clean Seas, Reef Fish identification and Shark Awareness courses, and conduct REEF Environmental Education fish surveys.

The sailing group will paddleboard, ocean kayak, sail, boat, fish, snorkel coral reefs, learn about marine ecosystems, travel to Big Munson Island for an overnight adventure, and visit historic Key West

This is a once-in-a-Scouting lifetime opportunity. The Scouts are looking for any support of any size to pay for airfare, hotel, and the adventure which $15,000 will cover most of this cost. We are working on other fundraisers to cover the remaining costs.

This is a Davie County community event to help build character, foster citizenship, and develop physical, mental, and emotional fitness for future leaders. Scouting is a continuing support system for our local youth. Scouts are taught:”The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”

The Scout Oath: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Outdoor Code: “As an American, I will do my best to: Be clean in my outdoor manners.Be careful with fire. Be considerate in the outdoors. Be conservation-minded.”

We teach this to the youth every week. We strive to build future leaders for our county and businesses. They are taught outdoor skills, personal finance, planning, and many other useful skills that will be used throughout life.

We appreciate any donation provided. Nothing is too small and nothing is too big.

We are also running a GoFundMe if you cannot make it to the breakfast and wish to donate for the future of Davie County. https://gofund.me/e92c0641.

Chris Smith, Asst, Scoutmaster

Troop 732