WAXAHACHIE

Members and leaders of Boy Scouts Cub Scout Pack 681 put two key scouting practices to work Saturday morning and raised quite a bit of money for Daniel's Den.

While serving breakfast guests at Applebee's in Waxahachie, the Cub Scouts demonstrated the need to "Do a good turn daily" and to "do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times."

“This is a service project for the scouts to get involved with raising money to support Daniel's Den," said pastor Marcia Hagee, of First Christian Church in Waxahachie. "Doing a good turn daily follows the scouting principles and gets the young scouts engaged in the community. This basic citizenship."

Applebee’s management supported the fundraiser by opening the restaurant doors early for the scouts to serve pancake breakfasts complete with sausage, coffee, and juice.

“The Applebee’s staff did the cooking. The boys served the guests and bussed the tables,” Hagee said.

Being excellent hosts, the scouts frequently checked on their guests, ensuring their coffee was hot and filed and for any other needs.

Charter representative Kelly Mitchek said, “This gets both the scouts and Daniel's Den a lot of good exposure. It is good for the kids to get out and help with this service project.”

By the end of the morning, Hagee estimated through pre-sold tickets and walk-in diners, close to $500 had been raised to support the emergency housing organization.

Daniel's Den is a faith-based, interdenominational Christian ministry that provides emergency assistance and transitional housing for women and married couples with children in Ellis County.

Cub Scouts are for youth ages first grade through 10 years old. Pack 681 meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Felty Elementary.