This breakfast is the club’s annual fund raiser. The breakfast raises over $30,000 annually that is directed to the youth of Arlington. Parts of those funds go to support Little Troop 5, so since 1997 I have been showing up in Scout Uniform.
About 3,000 people come through the breakfast. The boys of Troop 5 help serve drinks, bus tables and roll silverware. I stand and drink coffee to listen to stories from old Arlington residents of when they were in scouting or how cute the boys look in their uniforms. I smile and nod.
This past Saturday was no different, but as always enjoyable. Friends from all parts of my life wander through and say hello. Cyclists, work friends, Dalworthington Gardens residents, Texas Tech buddies, and of course scouts. The boys of Troop 5 showed up in force and did their job well.
The most important thing was Aedan made it to his first pancake breakfast. The tradition continues.