First Annual Lafayette County Friends of Scouting Breakfast


EagleScoutNetwork Members Support First Annual
Lafayette County Friends Of Scouting Breakfast


Oxford businessman Bill Rayburn developed an early morning breakfast for the Friends of Scouting Network; it was a full house success. Rayburn is the CEO of FNC, the bank services company based in Oxford that housed the event.

The breakfast was packed with an estimated crowd of 100. Though some who responded with a positive R.S.V.P. did not show, the room was still standing room only. Unfortunately, this large crowd did not include Rayburn, who was away on FNC business in China. Rayburn left all the breakfast details to a planning committee, a capable staff, and FNC co-owner, Dennis Tosh.

The Friends of Scouting Breakfast began promptly at 6:30 AM and concluded in less than an hour with all pledge cards collected. Local businessmen and scouts heard from various speakers: three cubs who told why they enjoyed Cub Scouts and from three Eagles who explained what scouting has meant in their lives. One Eagle said, “My dad decided when I was very young that I would be an Eagle Scout;” a comment which seemed to resonate with many of the Eagles in the room.

When a show of hands asked how many guests were Boy Scouts, almost all raised their hands. Additionally, when a show of hands called for all Eagle Scouts, two-thirds of the crowd raised their hands; of these, not all were registered with the Eagle Scout Network. These newly identified Eagles were quickly signed up for the network.

This short, but powerful, breakfast proved to be a great success. This breakfast will most likely become an annual event.