A pair of local scout troops are busy looking for some support so they can continue community-supporting activities and scouting pursuits.
Sequim BSA Scout troops 1498 and 7498 host a spaghetti dinner and online silent auction set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.
All tax-deductible funds raised go to scout activities, organizers note.
Dinner tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Get tickets and visit the online auction at bit.ly/SpaghettiAuction.
The dinner includes meat or vegetable spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
The online auction Begins at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, and ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
Those who have items to donate to the auction are asked to contact Naomi Davidson at email@example.com or 360-461-9157.
Organizers say the fundraiser, the troops’ biggest of the year, is critical in helping scouts to participate in the year’s activities, regardless of their ability to pay, such as a week-long camp-out at Camp Parsons that costs more than $20,000 in 2024.
For more information, call committee chair Brenda Spears at 360-531-0367.
In addition to hiking, camping, kayaking and snowshoeing experiences, scouts from troops 1498 and 7498 in recent months have toured a U.S. Coast Guard Base , did spring yard cleaning, directed parking for the Clallam County Fair, participated in flag ceremonies, and recovered crab pots from Sequim and Discovery Bays.
Troop members in 2023 worked together to refurbish the Shipley Center parking lot, replaced the planks of a bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail, they taught Youth Hiking Programs at the YMCA, cleared public trails and joined the Sequim Elks in honoring veterans at a Elks Veterans Day celebration. They rounded out the year by recycling Christmas trees.
Five members of the troops recently earned their Eagle Scout ranking.