Letter: Thank you from Boy Scout Troop 7

By on September 4, 2014

On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 7, we’d like to thank the residents and businesses of Elburn, and the surrounding communities, who have shown so much support for the Troop. Whether you made a monetary donation, or donated your goods and services, you helped to make our pancake breakfast during Elburn Days a success.

We’d also like to thank those of you who came out for this year’s pancake breakfast. The attendance far exceeded anyone’s expectations. After the pancakes were gone, the Ream’s sausage devoured and the Legion Hall cleaned up, we figure we served roughly 600 people. Wow. That was a record for this pancake breakfast, and we have our outstanding community to thank for the great turnout.

Troop 7 would like to thank the Elburn Lions Club for doing such a great job on Elburn Days. Without their help throughout the weekend promoting our breakfast during the parade, at the craft fair and at the 5K race, we wouldn’t have had this kind of turnout. The weather probably played a role in helping this be a record year, as well. It’s great being part of a community that supports a program like Boy Scouts.

Our Troop is completely funded by donations and fundraisers we do throughout the year. When you as a community donate or buy a ticket to one of our pancake breakfasts, you help these boys go on outings. You also help this Troop provide quality gear and experiences to all of the boys involved. This Troop camps at least once a month, even in the winter. The boys have the option to go on a high adventure trip—once they’re old enough—every summer. Boys who aren’t old enough to go on high adventure get the opportunity to go to summer camp.

This Troop is as much about having fun and learning the ideals of scouting as it is about service to the community. Our Troop participates in the Adopt-A-Highway program through the Kane County Highway Department, as well as numerous Eagle projects right here in the community. We have boys help at the Elburn Food Pantry and other various events in the community throughout the year.

The next Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for February 2015. Maybe we’ll see you there. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.

Matt Linden
Scoutmaster, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7