Special to The Messenger

The Boy Scouts of Crockett Troop 419 invite the public to drop by Crockett First United Methodist Church Family Life Center on Tues., Feb. 13, and order a huge stack of pancakes with a side of sausage. Dinners also include milk or juice.

The pancake supper is the only fundraiser that Crockett Boy Scouts have all year and the funds raised help purchase resources, train leaders, subsidize Scout camps for the boys, and pay for activities that support the Scouting program.

The pancake dinner will last from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any member of Troop 419, but there will be plenty of food for walk-ins. Seating is available or you may order the dinners to go. Regular-size plates are $6, students (1st – 5th grades) are $4, and preschool age is $2. Donations are welcome.

This is the 17th year that Troop 419 has hosted the pancake dinner on “Fat Tuesday.” Fat Tuesday (also referred to as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras) refers to the practice of eating richer, calorie-laden foods the day before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, starting with Ash Wednesday.

There will also be a “donation wall” at the dinner. The Troop will have envelopes with numbers 1 – 100, corresponding to dollar amounts, attached to the wall. If you wish to give a donation to Troop 419, you can choose an envelope or several envelopes to equate to your donation. Our goal is to get all of them filled.

For over a century, the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.