Boy Scout Troop 66 ‘s Gourmet Breakfast fundraiser is back after a three year pause to serve up omelets, crepes, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and ebelskivers. Can’t pronounce ebleskiver? No matter. They are delicious puffy Danish pancake balls that resemble ice cream scoops.
“We are excited to have it back. We have had people in the community asking for it for the past year. We hope there’s a good turnout, and we always enjoy doing it and seeing everyone in town. There is so much support and we are so grateful,” said Gina Hicks, a committee chair of the event organized and run by troop parents.
The breakfast is the largest fundraiser for the boy scouts and supports their educational and skill development as future leaders. It’s been a tradition in town since 2007. This year’s breakfast is the first since 2020 because of COVID.
The breakfast will be held on April 1 at the Easton Community Center from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are available from any member of Troop 66 or by emailing Troop66breakfast@gmail.com. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for kids and seniors.
“We have a gourmet breakfast committee that oversees the event, but every parent (and in some cases both parents) help with the breakfast. The scouts are servers and the parents work the station and prepare the food,” said Hicks, adding that Stephen Lewandoski, a Troop 66 parent and owner and head chef at Townhouse Greenwich, is helping purchase the food, said Hicks.
All of the money raised by the breakfast goes to help the boys in the troop. The money that a scout earns by selling tickets and helping at the breakfast will be reserved in his account to be used for any costs associated with monthly campouts, summer camp, or high adventure trips.