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By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

Eugene's Does 'Good Turn' for Local Boy Scouts


Jewel Etherington/For the Courier

Boy Scout Troop 861 poses at Eugene's Pizza on Dec. 11 following the baking of over 220 pies. Pictured (l-r): Garret Paju, Blake Lloyd, Mike Carney, Jaden Williams, Tim Wageman, Garrett Lloyd, Craig Paju, and Dwayne Lloyd.

Glasgow's own Boy Scout Troop 861 spent the mornings of Dec. 10 and 11 at Eugene's Pizza, baking over 220 pies for their recent drive to raise money for their canoe expedition to the Minnesota Boundary Waters. The trip is scheduled for early June and will require a lot of funds and gear to complete the bulk of the expenses, of which the troop is looking to raise themselves.

The challenge of completing such a high number of pies required a lot of teamwork, and the expertise, facility and machinery of "Montana's Best Pizza Shop" Eugene's Pizza. Thanks to Sam and Jeff Knodel, the troop was able to create their pie crusts from scratch, adding to the value, and saving the boys from purchasing pre-made pies at a higher cost.

In the end, the Knodels allowed the boys to use their facility for 14 hours over the weekend; a deed for which the Scouts were extremely grateful. According to Mike Carney, scoutmaster for Troop 861, "It would not have been possible to complete 200 plus pies, in the time-frame we did, without the help of Sam and Jeff [Knodel]. They saved us days of work."

The troop produced over 220 pies of which 95 were apple, 85 were cherry and over 40 were pumpkin. In addition, some patrons purchased dozens of pies to be donated to the Valley County Food Bank for the holiday season. "The show of support from the community was great," said Carney looking to thank those who supported the youth with purchases and donations.

Carney also wanted to thank the community for its long-term support of the troop, "It was Dec. 1, 1976, when we rechartered as Troop 861 with the Kiwanis of Glasgow as our charter organization, and here we are 40 years later, thanks to support from the community, and we are looking forward to the next 40 years of being a part of Glasgow."


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