Troop 609 Serve Pancake Breakfast

Scouts BSA Troop 609, based in Beverly/Morgan Park invites the community to attend the first annual Don Eppley Memorial Pancake Breakfast, Sat., Mar. 11, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr. 

The suggested donation is $10 per person (children preschool aged and younger are free), and proceeds benefit the programs of Troop 609, now in its 100th year of serving youth in the community. 

Troop 609 has a long tradition of holding a pancake breakfast in mid-March on the weekend of the South Side Irish Parade. Due to COVID, this event was put on hold for three years, but is now set to make a return with a new name. The Troop decided to rename the event in honor of Don Eppley, Scoutmaster of Troop 609 for 52 years, 1975 to 2017. 

Scouting is a proud tradition in the Eppley family. Don’s grandfather served as one of the first Scoutmasters of the troop in 1927. His two brothers, a son, a nephew and a grandson are all Troop 609 Eagle Scouts.  

Boy Scout Troop 609 of the Pathway to Adventure Council (formerly Chicago Area Council) was Chartered by the Boy Scouts of America to Morgan Park Baptist Church on Feb. 10, 1922. Troop 609 has served countless youth and produced over 100 Eagle Scouts in its 100-year history. Info: scouting609.com. 

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