By Grace Usher
On Sunday morning, the Boy and Sea Scouts served more than 300 Lake Havasu City residents breakfast for the annual Boy Scout and Sea Scout Pancake Breakfast.
This year, Troops 25 and 55 represented the Boy Scouts and the Sea Scouts were represented by Ship 450.
“This is the biggest fundraiser for the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts for the year and helps fund to do all the activities for the year,” said event organizer, Christine Robinson-Clement.
For more than 18 years, the groups have joined forces to raise money for yearly activities.
“It’s more outreaching to the community and making us more public. I’m working on getting my Quartermaster in Sea Scouts before I graduate high school,” said Ordinary Sea Scout and Eagle Scout, Jonah Silverstein, 17.
The funds raised from the event go toward yearly Boy Scout activities such as Camp Raymond, Lava Caves and ropes course, paddle boarding, kayaking and community service events such as Teach A Child to Fish. The funds also assist with the badging ceremonies.
For the Sea Scouts, the funds will help with SCUBA certifications, sailing, water safety education, and Coast Guard training.
“[My favorite part] is either selling tickets or handing out pancakes. They are pretty good pancakes. My Eagle Scout project involves replacing the signs down at the channel. Refurbishing, repainting and redesigning all of them, both the inner and the outside ones,” said Life Scout Lance Yearick, 16.
The pancakes are cooked fresh on the spot for visitors with other food items such as sausage links and coffee. Two grills were operated to meet the needs of hungry attendees.
“It’s a lot of fun. It’s one of our good fundraisers. A lot of our money that goes toward camping and campouts off the grid, and stuff for the boys’ activities. I like this event because it gets all the boys working individually and together as a group. It puts them in a high stress situation and gives them a sense of working it out together,” said Eagle Scout, Brian Busto, 17.