“This is the largest fundraiser we have in the district. Proceeds from the event will go towards maintaining our summer camps, help to send kids to camp,” said Matthew Seifert, district executive for the Tecumseh District. “Proceeds will help provide program for Scouts across the Council and will help provide professional and facility support they need to have a great scouting career.”
The event raised about $40,000.
As a part of the dinner, Ebby Glockner and Boone Coleman were honored posthumously for their many contributions to the community and to the area scouting program.
The Hatcher family was also recognized for their many years of service and dedication to the Tecumseh District.
Twenty-five members of the class of 2010 Eagle Scouts also were recognized.
The keynote speaker for the event was State Rep. Dr. Terry Johnson.
“In Scouts, our kids learn positive things. They also learn about patriotism, there are so many organizations and so many teams they can join today,” Johnson said. “How many of those different things uphold the traditions of America, pay respect to the flag and honor veterans? Scouting does that, and I think it’s a wonderful thing.
“As we look at all the things we are challenged by in our region and community, we realize there is only so much we can do, individually or even as a group, to stop bad or evil things. How much can we do that’s positive? If we concentrate on that question, can you imagine the possibilities and the ways this community and region could be transformed,” Johnson said.
For more information about the Tecumseh District of the Boy Scouts of America visit www.skcbsa.org.