Troop 358 to offer meals, deals at May 7 fundraiser

Troop 358 to offer meals, deals at May 7 fundraiser

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Barbecue and a chance to purchase some silent auction items are on tap for an upcoming Scouts BSA Troop 358 fundraiser.

The annual Scouts BSA Troop 358 Hog Roast will take place May 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tope Printing parking lot at 1056 S. Washington St.

The pork dinner also will include a baked potato and entire meal, with all meals being donation-based. All meals will be carryout.

In addition, the troop will be amid a silent auction that will run May 1 from midnight to 4 p.m.

Auction items include a Makita circular saw, tickets to a Rubber Ducks game in Akron, bark mulch, Whitmer’s Pizza, a double dog crate with a cover, plenty of area restaurant gift certificates, a Fiskar’s splitting axe, a Cleveland Browns gift bag, an Under Armor backpack, Holmes County Pottery, a wheelbarrow and gardening kit, a Walnut Creek Cheese gift basket, a hardwood Cypress table and more.

According to troop leader Jeff Miller, the Scouts have been staying busy with countless different events and outings this year.

“This past year we have been working on our Hiking Merit Badge,” Miller said. “We also did our annual Klondike in January, along with a cold campout that was 15 degrees at night, where our Scouts worked and earned their Engineering Merit Badge.”

Other events included several road cleanups and contributing to the service area, where they provided their sorting services for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas.

As for any big upcoming plans on the horizon, Miller said the Scouts are working hard toward making one particular event become a reality.

“This year we are planning a summer trip to Niagara Falls, New York in June, where we will be visiting Fort Niagara and the locks, along with Niagara Falls,” Miller said. “Then we will have summer camp in late June and early July at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation.”

Seven Ranges Scout Reservation is operated by the Buckeye Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America. It is in Northern Carroll County and encompasses nearly 900 acres of rolling hills, woods, meadows, lakes and ponds.

Miller also was pleased with another bit of good news, that being it looks like the troop will be doubling its troop size this year, meaning more young people can participate in the joy of Scouting.

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