Elks throw party for local Scouts

What do more than 12 gallons of chili, five gallons of lemonade, dozens of brownies, 20 scouts and families, various ELKS, snow and sleds create? ANSWER: A first-annual Elks Lodge sponsored sledding party for local Cub Scouts and their families! A chilly - but fine - time was had by all Sunday, Jan. 15, on a slippery slope located on the Longfellow ranch. Five Elks members helped 52 kids and adults maneuver the slope for more than an hour and a half. The outing was then adjourned to the Elks Lodge in Broken Bow where chili, drinks, condiments and brownies were served by 11 Elks members and spouses. Many smiles and ‘thank you’s’ closed the activity, along with “Next year we’ll. . .” The Broken Bow Elks Lodge 1688 has been the sponsoring organization for the local Cub Scouts for more than 37 years, and has made a commitment to become more involved in several activities each year. Role models from the Elks Lodge could make a difference in the young scouts’ lives as they mature. With charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity as the cornerstones of Elks activities, these positive reinforcements will mirror the Scouts’ activities and oath, say the Elks members involved. They also want to thank everyone who attende, donated food and drink, and helped out. For more information about local Elks activities, contact: njs1688@q.com.