Hotcakes For Heritage

Saturday, March 10, is Boy Scout Troop 701’s first annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebees in Strongsville! Our goal is to raise $2500 to cover the transportation costs for our scouts to attend summer camp at Heritage Scout Reservation in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

Tickets are $10 per person or $35 per family of four. Breakfast, which will be prepared by Applebee’s staff, will include pancakes, bacon, breakfast potatoes, coffee, milk, juice, and soft drinks. Our scouts will be serving the meals, busing the tables, greeting our guests, and selling basket raffle tickets.

We need your help in the following ways:

  1. Please have your scout signup to work for an hour at this event. Signups are open on TroopWebHost. We particularly need scouts aged 14 years old and up as our primary volunteers, per Applebee’s regulations. Younger scouts will be assigned to greet guests, work at the ticket will-call table, and sell raffle tickets.
  2. Buy tickets to attend, and sell tickets to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors! The more tickets we sell, the lower our cost for the summer camp bus (the third installment of the summer camp fees). Linda Klaben will be organizing the ticket sales – more info to come – thank you, Linda!
  3. Help us with donations. We need in-kind items from businesses for our basket raffle (thank you to the Coray family for organizing our baskets). If you have a connection to local business that can provide items for a raffle basket, please contact them and let Laura know the outcome. If you are willing to reach out to other businesses, please contact Laura and she can assign a group of businesses to you.
  4. Help us with advertisements. Renee Kennedy has agreed to create placemats for the event, with Scott Horan providing printing for us. (Thank you both!) If you have a connection to a business that would like to advertise on the placemats seen by every person attending the pancake breakfast, please let them know that a business card sized ad will cost $40. Larger sizes can be arranged for comparable pricing. Families can also purchase ad space to congratulate Eagle Scouts, etc. Please let Laura know if you make a sale, or if you need additional information.

If you have any questions about this project, want to join in to help us achieve our goal, or need help in any way, please contact Laura at 440-821-2445 or

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