Mayor Andy Cook to host fundraising event for Boy Scouts

By Renee Larr

On March 22, Mayor Andy Cook will host the 12th annual Mayor’s Scouting Breakfast. The event will be held at Bridgewater Club in Carmel. It is a fundraiser for the Westfield Boy Scouts.

Mayor Andy Cook interviews Cub Scouts Jack La Paglia and Seth McConky, right. (File photo)

“We gather at 7 a.m., and we serve a hot meal at 7:30 a.m.,” Westfield City Council President Jim Ake said. “There is a program involving the scouts and speakers. They can be various ages,  from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Eagle Scouts, that will address the audience. It’s a fundraiser to help supplement some of the Scouts who are less fortunate and don’t have access to funding for summer camps and outings. It supplements the Boy Scouts and helps them round out their budget. It really goes to aid the boys in the Scouting program.”

Participants will hear from Mayor Cook and current and former Scouts about how the program has affected them.

“The Scouts will talk about their experiences within the organization, which is so important. It’s a great experience. Not only for the boys, but also the attendees,” Ake said.

Individuals, companies and groups can all attend the breakfast.

“We have sponsors for tables as a way to raise funds. A sponsorship for a company for a table of eight would be $1,000 or $650 for a table of four,” Ake said. “Someone could host a table and invite other people. Each person at the breakfast will be asked to consider making a donation to the Boy Scouts at the end of the program.”

Each year the program raises thousands of dollars for Hamilton County Boy Scouts.

“The breakfasts are held by each mayor in each of the four cities in Hamilton County, Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel and Westfield,” Ake said.

Reservations should be made by March 17. To RSVP email cgilliat@crossroadsbsa.org.