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Charlotte Boy Scout Troop 11 hosts barbecue fundraiser

Ben House, left, and Devin Ware stoke the grills cooking Boston Butts for Charlotte Boy Scout Troop 11's annual barbecue at Providence United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27. Fifteen charcoal grills and six smokers are being used to cook 8,000 pounds of Boston Butts. The barbecue is Troops 11's only fundraiser of the year, helping to purchase outdoor equipment, supplies, scholarships for summer scout camps and financial aid to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity to participate in scouting and events. Barbecue can be purchased from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday with sales continuing on Saturday from 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Prices are $11 for one pound, $30. for three pounds, beans and slaw containers for $5. each, Boy Scout Troop 11 sauce for $3. a bottle and plates of barbecue for $9. A limited quantity test run for Brunswick Stew for $6. A pint is as available.
Ben House, left, and Devin Ware stoke the grills cooking Boston Butts for Charlotte Boy Scout Troop 11's annual barbecue at Providence United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27. Fifteen charcoal grills and six smokers are being used to cook 8,000 pounds of Boston Butts. The barbecue is Troops 11's only fundraiser of the year, helping to purchase outdoor equipment, supplies, scholarships for summer scout camps and financial aid to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity to participate in scouting and events. Barbecue can be purchased from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday with sales continuing on Saturday from 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Prices are $11 for one pound, $30. for three pounds, beans and slaw containers for $5. each, Boy Scout Troop 11 sauce for $3. a bottle and plates of barbecue for $9. A limited quantity test run for Brunswick Stew for $6. A pint is as available. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Smoke wafted across Providence Road from this year’s annual barbecue fundraiser operated by Boy Scout Troop 11 in the parking lot of Providence United Methodist Church at 2810 Providence Road in Charlotte. It is the troop’s largest fundraiser and helps to support its activities, with the money raised going toward outdoor equipment and supplies, scholarships for summer Scout camps, and financial aid to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity to participate in Scouting.

Barbecue was available for pickup 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and will be available 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Charlotte’s Boy Scout Troop 11 plays an active role in its community. The troop dedicates hundreds of service hours each year to programs such as Room in the Inn, Loaves and Fishes food bank, the Big Sweep stream cleanup and other Eagle Scout projects. The troop’s Scouts are year-round hikers and backpackers throughout the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Bert Fox

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