Celebration of Scouting Breakfast set for April 30

The Whispering Pines District Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America’s 14th Annual Celebration of Scouting Breakfast fundraiser will take place on April 30, at Holiday Inn Boardman, located at 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown.

This year’s program will feature keynote speaker Frank LaRose, Eagle Scout and Ohio Secretary of State. Serving as master of ceremonies is Mark Luke.

Doors open at 7 a.m. and breakfast will be served between 7:15-7:45 a.m., with the program concluding by 9 a.m. Reservations are requested by March 22, by calling John Brkic at 234-900-5908 or email john.brkic@scouting.org.

For those who cannot attend the event and are interested in making an investment in scouting, donations can be made by making a check payable to Great Trail Council-BSA and sending it to: Great Trail Council-BSA, Attn: WP FOS Breakfast, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

The 2019 title sponsor for this year’s breakfast is the Dearing Compressor and Pump Company.

Businesses are invited to take part in 2019 sponsorship levels which include, Eagle-$5,000 and sponsors 33 scouts for one year of scouting; Tenderfoot-$2,500 and sponsors 17 scouts for one year; Webelos-$1,500 and sponsors 10 scouts for one year; Tiger Cub-$750 and sponsors five scouts for one year and Scout-gifts in multiples of $150, supporting one or more scouts.

The deadline to have sponsorship donations placed in this year’s program is March 22. A sponsorship form is available by contacting Brkic at 234-900-5908 or john.brkic@scouting.org.

Albin Dearing, vice president of operations for the Dearing Compressor and Pump Company, is chairperson for this year’s event. Breakfast committee members include John Barkett, John Brkic, Katie Burkey, Perry Chickonoski, Terry Daprile, Jamie DiSibio, Kurt Hilderbrand, Claudia Kovach, Laura Kupec, Mike Kupec, Mark Luke, Kevin Miller, Bill Moss, Anthony Nacarato and Elinor Zedaker.

The fundraising breakfast will showcase the previous year’s accomplishments by the scouting movement in our area. Attendees will include area businesses and community leaders as well as those individuals who believe in the difference that scouting programs make. At this event, we will showcase scouting’s traditions and the skills that shape our young people into future leaders.

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