Memorial pancake breakfast assists Scouts in experiencing summer camp

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Nick Flagg

The Nick Flagg Memorial Benefit Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Sunday is an event that not only remembers one of Chillicothe’s residents, but supports a cause dear to his heart. Nick Flagg died suddenly at the age of 25 in 2008. He was a longtime Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Flagg loved the Boy Scouts and especially summer camp, according to his family. While there, his favorite meal was the pancakes and sausage for breakfast. Not all Boy Scouts are able financially to attend summer camp, so the Nick Flagg Memorial began to help those Scouts experience what Flagg did.

His troop will be doing service time at the breakfast, which began in 2009. Tickets may be purchased for $8 at the door or $7 in advance from any Troop 69 Boy Scout member, Chillicothe Kroger or Lacon IGA.

“We started Nick’s memorial benefit to raise funds that are used to help boys and families that otherwise in this economy could not afford to send a boy to camp. We feel this is a wonderful way to honor his life. Nick touched many lives in Scouting and his work at Kroger’s and through this benefit he can continue in spirit to uphold the Scout oath: ‘On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and country and to help other people at all times ...’”  said Chuck Flagg, Nick Flagg’s father.

About the event

WHEN 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 21228 N. Yankee Lane (east of the railroad tracks)

TICKETS $8 at the door or $7 in advance by Troop 69 Boy Scouts, Kroger in Chillicothe or IGA in Lacon.