Noblesville Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Sets Donation Record With $63,500 Pledged



The 24th Annual Noblesville Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting continued its trend of increasing amounts as it received a record-setting $63,500 in pledged donations to help offset the costs of programming, supplies and equipment, and training workshops and camps. The breakfast was held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall this morning.

Breakfast“The Noblesville community is committed to giving young people the tools and experiences, and the knowledge and faith, to make the world a better place,” said Mayor John Ditslear. “By supporting Scouting, we are investing in the future leaders of our city, state and country. We are empowering young people with life skills to be prepared for whatever challenges they may face.”

Former Hamilton County Judge Steve Nation served as chairman of the event. In addition to Ditslear, Nation and Crossroads of America Council CEO Joseph Wiltrout speaking, Scouts of different ages talked about their experiences and the values that Scouting has taught them.

“President Ronald Reagan told us that freedom is never more than one generation from away from extinction and that’s why Boy Scouts are so important. It prepares our children with the responsibilities of citizenship and instructs them on how to be an American,” Nation said.

Over Ditslear’s four terms, the Noblesville Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting has raised a total of $738,500.

“This year was to honor Mayor Ditslear for what he has done for the City of Noblesville and Scouting and I think that is why we reached a record this year,” Nation said.

Since 2004, Noblesville has had 224 individuals achieve Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.

“Scouting teaches and instills the vales and importance of community service,” said Ditslear. “It builds character and sets the foundation in young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law – being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”

To learn more about making a financial donation to Scouting, call (317) 813-7125.