By Maria Cook
Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak, along with the Crossroads of America Council serving Boone County and other community members, recently presented the 2019’s Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting at Lions Park in Zionsville.
The annual event raises money for Zionsville Scouting activities. Haak said the event raised more than $40,000. Approximately 175 people attended.
“Our event is a little unique in that we don’t use a banquet facility or conference center,” Haak said. “We host ours outside, under a tent in Lions Park as the sun’s coming up, so you get a little bit of a feel of being outside as you’re doing it. It’s unique and kind of makes it popular for attendees.
“It was very successful and we’ve been very fortunate to have a generous community that supports Scouting.”
The Good Scout Award was presented to Dr. James Haines of Zionsville Eyecare during the event. Haak said the award recognizes a community member who embodies the spirit of Scouting, whether or not that person has been involved in Scouting.
“It’s designated to a community member that kind of embraces Scouting and the qualities that the Scouts have,” Haak said. “It’s about how that person relates to that community. They don’t have to be in Scouting or have been a Scout.”
Crossroads of America councils across the state have conducted similar Mayor’s Breakfast in other communities, such as Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville.