Former Detroit mayor to speak at Boy Scouts breakfast

DEARBORN – Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast to benefit Detroit-area Boy Scouts beginning at 7 a.m. May 15 at the Park Place Catering, 23400 Park St.

The event is being hosted by the Mahican District which is part of the Great Lakes Field Service Council which serves more than 18,000 youth and adult volunteers in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. The Mahican District serves youth in the school districts and communities from Dearborn and River Rouge down to Flat Rock and Gibraltar.

“We are honored to have Mayor Archer as our guest speaker,” said Vic Pooler, Scout executive with the Great Lakes FSC. “The mayor has been a longtime and dedicated supporter of the programs and services we provide to give youth living in the communities we serve the opportunity to learn leadership and life skills that will pave the way for their future success.”

Archer was a Cub Scout as a youth growing up in Cassopolis.

In addition to Archers’ remarks, the recipient of the first annual Boy Scouts of America Mahican District Henry Ford College Endowed Eagle Scout Scholarship will be announced during the gathering.

The scholarship was created by Park Place owner Gary Kuhlmann, and Karl Fava, a Dearborn-based CPA, who also are organizers of the breakfast.

The scholarship will benefit Eagle Scouts living in the communities serviced by the Mahican District who will attend Henry Ford College in the fall.

All proceeds from the breakfast will be used to provide Scouting experiences to youth living in the Mahican District.

To register for the breakfast, go to