Troop raises funds for adventure

Published 10:20 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Suffolk’s Boy Scout Troop 1929 is planning a grand tour of some of the East Coast’s major cities and will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday to help pay for it.

Troop Cubmaster Cindy Fegley said the tour, tentatively to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will cost $300 to $350 per person.

At least 15 boys and parents are planning to attend the tour, which puts the troop’s fundraising target at $4,500 to $5,250.

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“Each year the boys go to summer camp for a week, and they all are pretty well along in terms of badges,” Fegley added.

“We don’t really have that much opportunity to travel per se, so what we are planning … is to, instead of going to summer camp for a week, take that same timeframe and travel and see some of the East Coast.

“For a lot of kids … (they) don’t have a chance to get out of the city, let alone the state. To go to places they have only read about is very exciting.”

The dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of West End Baptist Church, at the corner of West Washington Street and St. James Avenue in downtown Suffolk, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $4 for age 5 and under and $6 for age 6 and up. Take-out will be available along with the option to dine-in, and free delivery will be offered for orders of 10 or more meals.

A spaghetti dinner the troop held in March was so successful that it decided to run with the concept again, Fegley said.

“We will probably have a slideshow going in the background,” she said, adding that dessert will also be available. “The entertainment is going to be kids running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to serve everybody.”

For more information and for advance tickets, call Cindy Fegley at 334-2464.