Boy Scouts District Hosts Fundraiser Breakfast May 19

CANFIELD Ohio — The public is invited to the Whispering Pines District Greater Western Reserve Council Boy Scouts of America 10th Annual “Friends of Scouting” breakfast fundraiser May 19. The keynote speaker is Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University.

The event will be held at Camp Stambaugh. This year’s theme is “Leadership,” which recognizes the impact of the Scouting program in providing leadership skills training to youth and how it prepares them for future success, according to John Schlobohm, assistant Scout executive.

Stacia Erdos will serve as master of ceremonies. Additional speakers include Artemus “Art” Scissum, principal of Martin Luther King Elementary School in Youngstown, and Evan John, from the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The Greater Western Reserve Council Scouting Museum will be open, and people movers will transport attendees through camp to the camp dining hall.

Holly Baker is chairperson for this year’s event. Steering committee members include John Barkett, Joe Buchanan,, Gwen Smith-Darnell, David Deibel, Michele and Paul Johnson, Kurt Hilderbrand, Michael Kupec, Benjamin Kyle, Bill Moss, Sharlene and Rory Phelan, Nathan Plesea, Schlobohm, Joe Verostko, Jonathan Weymer and John Yerian.

The Whispering Pines District of the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council serves families in Mahoning County and Hubbard, Ohio with 1,215 youth involved in 42 units supported by 536 adult volunteers. Scoutreach is a program that serves at-risk” youth in city school systems. Some 450 Cub Scouts are served in the Youngstown City School system.

Local businesses and friends of Scouting are encouraged to call about sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m., and reservations are required by calling Schlobohm at 330 898 8474. For more information or to make a donation online, visit this website.

Pictured: Entrance to Camp Stambaugh in Canfield.

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