Robbins Scout Troop Holds Pancake Breakfast Saturday
A Robbins Scoutmaster hopes a big crowd of hungry people Saturday morning will help his troop fund their summer adventure.
His Scouts will be flipping flapjacks at a bargain price, hoping they will peddle enough pancakes to pay for a great summer trip. Troop 8 will hold its second annual pancake breakfast to raise money for this summer's planned hiking, fishing and rafting expedition in the mountains of far western North Carolina.
Last year, they served up enough pancakes to send them all the way to the Outer Banks. This year, if enough griddle-work "pans" out, they'll head west, hoping to have camped each end of the state "from Manteo to Murphy" starting from its middle.
Home base in Robbins is within 10 miles of the exact geographical center of North Carolina.
The pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at Robbins First Wesleyan Church on N.C. 705 just past the Robbins Crossroads at the intersection with N.C. 24-27.
"Our troop sponsor is Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, but the Wesleyans are helping us out with a location," said Scoutmaster Mark Burdette.
The cost is $5, which includes pancakes, sausage and coffee or juice, all you can eat
Last year's pancake breakfast paid for the troop's trip to Cape Lookout Island, where Scouts camped in cabins about a mile from the island's historic lighthouse.
"The boys earned Scout Ranger badges," he said. "That is a joint program between Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service. It is kind of an educational program where they learn the history of the lighthouse and study the wildlife of the island. Of course, we did some surf fishing while we were there."
This year, provided enough flapjacks fly off the fire, Scouts from Troop 8 will be off in the opposite direction.
"Somewhere up in the mountains near Murphy," Burdette said. "The plan right now is hiking, fishing and white-water rafting."
Before heading up into the high country, the troop hopes to practice on the rapids of Bear Creek right around Robbins, where Foothills Outdoors has been developing points of entry.
"We didn't count pancakes, but we did exceed our $800 goal last year," he said. "So this year our goal is $2,000. We're hoping."
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