Boy Scouts hold 2nd annual fundraising breakfast
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Pictures by Mike Fak

The morning began with the presentation of colors by three local Cub Scouts from Troops 105 and 101, who also led the audience in the Pledge to the United States flag. The invocation was delivered by Pastor Ron Otto of the Lincoln Christian Church, and then everyone was invited to enjoy a breakfast buffet.

Brian T. Miller, director of the local Crossroads District of Boy Scouts of America, emceed the morning of events and spoke on the topic of "Scouting in Action."



Bernie Koch, CEO of River City Construction of Peoria, spoke about the purpose of the breakfast.

Ron Schilling introduced the first guest speaker of the morning, Dr. John Hutchinson, president of Lincoln College.


Dr. John Hutchinson, president of Lincoln College, began his speech by telling about the life of a man who as a child was severely abused and forced into slavery in Haiti, how he was rescued from that torture, and what he did with his life as an adult.

Pastor Ron Otto of the Lincoln Christian Church introduced the second guest speaker, Mayor Keith Snyder.








Mayor Keith Snyder delivered a lighthearted account of his experiences as a Scout who survived a tornado, saying it was a "Scouting adventure."









 "A Century of Values 1910 2010" is a beautiful, colorful depiction of the history of Boy Scouts in America in the last 100 years. In the print are images of badges, guidebooks, Scouting events and a myriad of past Scouts, all of whom have gone on to achieve great things. At a quick glance one can see Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy, just to name a few.


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