S’mores and more…Boy Scouts of America annual fundraiser
The fifth annual “Sportsman’s Grand Jamboree” is set to return to Palm Beach County March 8 under the leadership of chairwomen Erica Bauman, Aime Dunstan and Laura Coburn Russell. Benefiting the Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council and to take place at Rybovich Yacht Marina in West Palm Beach, the event will feature country music, a campfire, a silent auction and beverages for 350 guests.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Proceeds support the scouting youth in seven Southeast Florida counties.
Originally a kickoff for the Boy Scouts’ “Sporting Clays Invitational” at the South Florida Shooting Club, the “Sportsman’s Grand Jamboree” has evolved into a standalone fundraiser for the Boy Scouts’ Gulf Stream Council, with funds supporting improvements at the aging Camp Tanah Keeta in Tequesta.
“Having managed events for this organization in the past four years, I’ve seen firsthand how 9,000 local Scouts benefit from the efforts of genuine, hardworking supporters,” said Dunstan. “It was an honor for me to take on a new role as chairman along with sporting enthusiasts Erica Bauman and Laura Coburn Russell, whose philanthropic efforts have already greatly impacted our community.”
Byron Russell, Mark Simpson and Ronald Holden will serve as honorary chairmen. Committee members include Kenneth Beall, R. Bryan Chester, Britton Core, Joseph Cole, Jonathan Diamond, Doug Dinzik, Robert Dunkin II, Christopher Dunstan, Steve Eshelman, Andy Flack, Cathy and Dale Hedrick, Robert P. Leidy Jr., Erik Lembcke, Benjamin Macfarland III, James and Heidi Mackey, Emily Mateer, Zach McElroy, Dack Patriarca, Bill Paty, Michael Pipkens, Bill Pratley and Doug Vine.
Tickets are $150 or $250 per couple in advance; $200 per person at the door. For more information, call 561-694-8585 or visit www.GulfStream Council.org.