Lute to speak at Scouting breakfast

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Tuscarora District of the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America has scheduled its Friends of Scouting Breakfast for Saturday, May 3 at the Shady Grove Community Center.

“This annual breakfast allows us to share our Scouting story with the community,” said Darrell Miller, Tuscarora District chairman. “Scouting is alive and well in our community and the programs have a positive impact in the lives of youth.”

The keynote speaker will be Gerald Lute, who has authored several books including, “The Life and Legacy of John L. Grove” and “Four Roses for Sarah.”

Lute was born and raised north of Harrisburg in Schuylkill County. While in college, he spent several summers in the early 1970s living with the Groves and working at Fulton Industries, a forerunner to JLG. He returned to work at JLG in 1979 and moved to the Upton area in Franklin County, where he and his wife Pam raised four children. Lute will share his reasons for his writings and the importance of philanthropy.

The Mason-Dixon Council has 1,000 adult volunteers and serves 2,300 youths with 700 boys active in  southern  Franklin County. The Tuscarora District has 32 Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Venture Crews for both male and female youth.

The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. and while there is no cost to attend, participants will have the opportunity to make a pledge of support to the local Boy Scout council. RSVP no later than April 28 to Don Chlebowski at, market manager, Greencastle Square Office, Susquehanna Bank, at 717-593-6652, x6652 or to Darrell Miller,,at  717-658-8235.