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November 28, 2012

Eat a pancake, support a scout

Annual Pancake Day is Saturday

DUNCAN —

Being a Boy Scout may be worth more than its weight in pancakes.

Boy Scout Troop 4434 will host its annual pancake breakfast 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Duncan. The pancake breakfast is the biggest fundraiser for the youth-based organization and is before the Christmas Parade.

“We’ve been doing it 30 or more years,” Eric Davis, who is one of the 4434 scout leaders, said. “This is a chance for the boys to raise money for the different trips they take as Boy Scouts.”

The proceeds from pancake ticket sales are split two ways. The individual scouts gets a portion of the proceeds to put toward trips and normal camping costs. The troop gets the rest of the money to supply tents, chuck box food, various things the troops are responsible for, and maintain the bus and trailer.

Each year, the scouts serve between 1,200 to 1,500 people, although the event has drawn in up to 1,600 people. The advance tickets have been kept low, which Davis said is to maintain a family atmosphere by making it affordable for families to attend.

Tickets will still be available at the door.

The scouts will start setting up for the breakfast Friday night. They will cleanup immediately following the pancake feast Saturday.

“Something that’s different about our pancake breakfast is we have cooked-to-order eggs,” Davis said.

Chris Pack, another troop leader, make eggs however someone requests them. There is an additional charge for eggs.

During the breakfast, the scouts will be greeting people, busing tables and providing service to their customers. They’ll be stopping by tables to make sure their customers are satisfied.

“There will be a tip jar,” Davis said. “That money will also help with campouts.”

Several larger Scout trips are planned for the coming year. For instance, the young scouts will attend a summer camp to obtain leadership skills. Older scouts will serve as a crew on sailing ship in the Florida Keys. And a few scouts will attend the national jamboree in West Virginia.

Davis said the boys are often hard at work in the community, whether they’re dropping off bags to collected canned foods for Christians Concerned or planting flags on veterans graves around Memorial Day.

“It’s a good meal, a good breakfast,” Davis said. “Come out and support a scout.”

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