Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hawk Mountain Council to Host Service to Youth and Community Breakfast

The Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold a Distinguished Citizen Breakfast to honor the Schaeffer Family, H. Slayton Altenburg and other local community leaders.
The Hawk Mountain Council will host the 2nd Annual Service to Youth and Community Breakfast on

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, located in Schuylkill Haven, PA. This year’s event is being chaired by Schuylkill County Commissioner, Gary Hess. The 2nd Annual Service to Youth and Community Breakfast is a fundraising event that will provide those in attendance an opportunity to network with others, learn about the Scouting programs from the Scouts themselves, and is an opportunity for the Hawk Mountain Council to recognize local citizens who have provided exemplary community service that has improved the quality of life in Schuylkill and Carbon Counties.

The Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Service to Youth and Community Award will be the Schaeffer Family of Schaeffer’s Harley Davidson and Schaeffer’s Motorsports for their continued support of our community. For over

25 years, Schaeffer Harley Davidson has been dedicated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Harley-Davidson’s charity of choice.). In the hope of eliminating neuromuscular disease, the Schaeffer family of customers participates annually in the “MDA Ride for Life”. The event takes place the first weekend in May each year. Since 1988 Schaeffer’s family of customers has raised $3.9 million for MDA to use for research, summer camp, and equipment for the children and adults stricken with neuromuscular diseases located in the greater Lehigh area.

In addition to their year round support of the MDA, events are scheduled and proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer awareness, the soldier’s that serve our country, the local schools and various other community organizations.

The Hawk Mountain Council will also be recognizing H. Slayton Altenburg with Distinguished Service to Youth and Community Award. Our communities have benefited in so many ways through Mr. Altenburg’s dedication to community service through his church, civic clubs, and the Boy Scouts of America.

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center and James Briel, II will be recognized for their outstanding support of youth in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties.

Keynote speakers for the Breakfast will include Hawk Mountain Council’s own young men & women who will speak about how Scouting has prepared them for their futures.

The funds raised from the Service to Youth and Community Breakfast will assist with the services provided to the Packs, Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts in Schuylkill County and parts of

Carbon County. Training for adult leaders, activities, Scouting for Food, camping programs, and

Camperships are but a few of the activities and services provided by the Hawk Mountain Council.