Pancakes were on the menu early Saturday morning for many South Pasadenans and visitors to the city who headed over to Calvary Presbyterian Church for, perhaps, the perfect breakfast to jumpstart their day.
That was the site of South Pasadena Cub Scout Pack 7’s annual Pancake Breakfast.
And, sticking to tradition, they hosted another successful all-you-can-eat fundraiser in the depths of the building, inside the church’s dining hall.
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The event has been a Scout 7 tradition for the past 15 years, according to Jeff Nott, one of the pancake breakfast’s organizers, who said the proceeds help to pay for a series of pack activities. Funds will help pay for an upcoming bowling night, speakers at Pack 7 meetings, a comedy show and a reptile party featuring lizards, snakes and other creatures.
“The kids learn to cook, learn to serve and it’s an important lesson in life,” explained Nott, noting that the pancake breakfast raises about $4,000 each year.
Joey Bland, the cub master for Pack 7, was busy selling tickets and greeting the large crowd at the door.
“We have a good handle on this,” said Bland. “We have the right amount of scouts and grownups helping out.”
Most importantly, he added, “We have lots of pancakes and lots of customers.”
Scout leaders were busy putting hundreds of pancakes on the griddle for the large community gathering as the youngsters served guests. Sausages, juice and coffee completed the meal.
Nott was asked if the hotcakes get a 5-star rating:
“I will say, we get good reviews on our pancakes,” noting that about 400 people traditionally come out in support of the event.