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Ray Allen, Chehaw Council Boy Scouts Director Ray Allen, Chehaw Council Boy Scouts Director

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  The annual Friends of Scouting annual breakfast was a big success in Albany Tuesday morning. 

More than 100 government officials, business leaders, and other friends of scouts enjoyed eggs, biscuits and sausage this morning at the Hasan Temple. They were there to show support for the Boy Scouts of America and celebrate the 100th anniversary.

The purpose of the breakfast is to raise money for scouting programs in the 17-county area of southwest GA. The Chehaw council says they get a lot of support from the community.

"You can't look anywhere in any of our organizations or businesses and not find scouts or formed scouts as part of the leadership in our community," said Ray Allen, Chehaw Council Boy Scouts Director.

"I remember just a few short years ago when I was one of those boys as a scout but scouting is so important because it teaches at an early age goal setting," said Second District U. S. Congressman Sanford Bishop

Their goal was to raise $100,000 to put toward programs, training, camps and scholarships. Their funds are low right now because of economic hardships.

More than 2500 young men and women are a part of the program in Southwest GA serving in almost 100 scouting units.

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