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Scouts make oodles of noodles
Chili and soup fundraiser is Sunday
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Javin Stoney runs the noodle cutter to help make noodles for the 46th Annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner hosted by Pack 184 and Troop 184 Scouts at Elks Lodge this Sunday, Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Boy Scouts Pack 184 and Troop 184 are getting ready to serve some hot soup to the community this coming Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 12th and Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The scouts gathered a week ago and spent the day making noodles for the coming dinner, said Darla Abbott. “By the end of the day, the scouts were covered in flour and the tables were stacked with noodles six layers deep.”
Thanks to donations of 150 pounds of flour 45 dozen eggs, the Scouts can make a generous supply of homemade noodles for their famous chicken noodle soup, Abbott added.
“They will also serve chili soup that has been made according to the same recipe for 46 years. It includes a special secret sauce that the Scout leaders have perfected over the years,” Abbot said. Local businesses also supplied contributions for the chili soup.
Guests will also be treated with homemade desserts such as German chocolate cake and apple pie, supplied by the Scouts and their parents.
This Sunday, scouts will also recognize Scout Sunday at their charter organization, Trinity Lutheran Church. Cub Scouts will attend church before the dinner. “The group is appreciative of the generosity of the church as meetings are held weekly at the church,” Abbott said.
Profits from the dinner goes toward scout activities throughout the year such as pinewood derby, camporees and Scout camp. The Boy Scouts will attend summer camp in Colorado at Camp San Isabel.
Soup will be served at the Elks Lodge by scouts and leaders. For dine-in customers, a refill line will be available.
Tickets for dine-in or carry-out are $7, with children 5 and under eating free. Chicken noodle soup may be purchased for $15 per gallon and chili may be purchased for $20 a gallon.
Tickets are available now by calling or texting 620-793-9208. Dinner tickets will also be available at the door with limited supplies of gallons available.