TERRE HAUTE -- Boy Scouts from the local Crossroads of America Council will be serving lunch and dinner at The Meadows shopping center Wednesday, during this year's Baesler's Cookout For Scouting fundraising event.
Meals will be served from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., in the parking lot of The Meadows, located at the corner of 25th and Poplar streets in Terre Haute.
The event, sponsored by Baesler's Market, raises money to support local scouting programs, local camps and administrative costs, youth recruitment programs and leadership training.
Several local youths would like to participate in Boy Scouts each year, but can't afford the registration fee or uniform costs, according to Jaime Wilder, district director of the Crossroads of America Council.
Meals include a grilled bratwurst sandwich or hot dog, chips, potato salad, cookie and soft drinks. Cost is $5 per meal. Tickets are currently on sale through local Boy Scout troops or the local Crossroads of America Council office, 501 S. 25th St., Terre Haute. Tickets will also be available on the day of the cookout.
Carryout meals are also available July 28.
Besides the meal, local Scout Packs, Troops and Crews will have displays set up showcasing the many activities that boy scouts conduct. This year, the Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary, so the day will include history on scouting.
Activities include water bottle rocket launching, marshmallow blasting, hot spark demonstrations, a monkey bridge, a signaling tower, a model campsite and more.
For more information, call 812-232-9496.