Donors raised thousands of dollars at a local breakfast to support Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday morning.
The Jayhawk Area Council hosted a Friends of Scouting Breakfast at the Ramada Inn at 7 a.m., where the group welcomed over 300 donors to discuss the progress of scouting in Northeast Kansas.
The event featured Eagle Scout Zachary Patton, son of state representative Fred Patton, and Topeka Pilots and Kansas City Mavericks owner Lamar Hunt Jr. as a keynote speakers. Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran and representatives from the Topeka Fire Department also attended the breakfast.
Hunt Jr.’s speech focused on the topic of changing society from “I” based to “We” based thinking.
Donors raised over $30,000 at the fundraiser, and a company match boosted that number to over $70,000.