Boy Scout breakfast help area scouts go to camp
A free will donation breakfast to benefit Boonville Boy Scout Troop 67 was held at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church basement Sunday.
According to boy scout mother and volunteer Sharon Lammers, numbers were slightly down, which she contributed to the rainy weather.
“The boys had a good time. We had several new scouts this year, and this was their first breakfast. They all worked well together while the older scouts taught the new scouts how to serve and how to have good customer service," Lammers said.
Lammers added it was good for the scouts to see and learn about different denominations of Christianity.
The breakfast had been rescheduled for Sunday after a winter storm forced cancellation of the earlier planned breakfast, which would have been held at the beginning of February.
While the money has not been counted yet, the funds will be used to help pay for a week-long camp at the Lake of the Ozarks.
According to http://www.scouting.org the Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations.
'The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For more than a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.'
This is the fifth breakfast that has taken place at the Catholic Church.