The Blue Grass Council Boy Scout division will host a “Friends of Scouting” dinner with Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer on Thursday, April 14, in an attempt to gain recognition for the Boy Scout packs and troops in the area and spark more growth in the area.
The dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church Community Center, is free and open to everyone in the community, but it serves as a major fundraiser for the Boy Scout troops in Jessamine County. The money raised at the dinner helps send Boy Scouts to camporees with their troops and summer camp at Camp McKee in Montgomery County. The funds go into the overall budget for the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts, which serves 20,000 youth and about 4,500 volunteers in Jessamine and the surrounding counties, Boy Scouts Palisades District Executive Boone Logan said.
In addition to serving as a fundraising arm for the local scouts, the dinner is also a time to honor a community member who exemplifies the Boy Scout values of service and leadership, Logan said.