Written by Phil Cerroni
By Amanda Casanova
Boy Scout supporters of the Circle 10 Council gathered to raise money for the 100-year-old organization at a fundraiser on Sep. 2 in Dallas.
“Our schools do a great job of preparing our kids,” Don Herring, district committee member, told attendees. “But they’re missing out on leadership skills and moral foundation. They can get that through Boy Scouts.
“We can help give every kid every possible opportunity to get that education when we give. The only way we can keep doing this is by people contributing.”
Of $128,000 in needs, the district has already raised about $115,000 excluding what was raised Tuesday night, Gary Garza, scout executive for the Five Trails District, said.
State Representative Linda Harper-Brown also attended the Dallas fundraiser.
“It’s an honor for me to be here,” Harper-Brown said. “You can see the importance of this program and the future it provides.
“I truly believe the Boy Scouts will be on the front of that future. Thank you for opening your wallets and your hearts because the Boy Scouts do a great deal of good.”
Some Boy Scouts from the Five Trails District also attended the event, showing off a pinewood derby track. The scouts also led the group in the pledge of allegiance before the fundraiser.
The Five Trails District of Circle 10 Council serves Irving and Coppell and includes cub scout packs for boys in first through fifth grades, troops for boys ages 11 to 18, and Venture Crews for boy and girls ages 14 to 21.