Despite the threat of winter weather Friday morning, the 2013 Golden Eagle Breakfast had a full house at the Metropolitan Club to support Scouting in the Milton District, raising more than $30,000.
More than 60 business, civic and Scouting leaders and elected officials attended this year’s Boy Scout fund-raising event on Jan. 18 to show their support for Boy Scouts in the community.
The Milton District includes Alpharetta, Milton, most of Roswell and the western half of Johns Creek. More than 3,000 youth participate in Scouting in the Milton District.The fundraiser provides funding to support the District’s summer programs, adult training, equipment and your sponsorships. With a goal of $25,000 and more than $30,000 raised, this year’s Golden Eagle Committee chairman, Tom Dalluge, was very pleased with the event.
“We have consistently met or exceeded our fund raising goals in the Milton District. The businesses, civic groups and Scouters in our community continue to help the District provide a superior program for the youth in our community. The next generation of leaders in this community is blessed to have this kind of support,” Dalluge said after the event.
Atlanta Area Council Scout Executive/CEO Tracy Techau attended the event and provided a message of encouragement for the next 100 years of Scouting (2012 was Scouting’s Centennial), and reaffirmed the Atlanta Area Council’s commitment to the youth of the great Atlanta area.
Recent Eagle Scout Ryan Avery; a 15-year-old sophomore at Mt. Pisgah, spoke to the crowd about how Scouting has shown him all he can accomplish.
Alpharetta Mayor, David Belle Isle; whose son is in Cub Scouts, delivered the Key Note speech focused on the opportunity and need for mentoring the next generation.