Hundreds gathered at Oglebay’s Glessner Auditorium on Wednesday evening to support the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Murray Energy Partnership Dinner raises money for cub scout and boy scout programming.
This year’s guest speaker was Jim Pennington, President and CEO of The Health Plan.
The Council said events like this are critical to help teach the youth of the Upper Ohio Valley core values and provide them with learning experiences.
“Scouting teaches kids to be prepared,” said Ohio River Valley Council President Bob James. “Prepared both for emergencies in life, prepared for the task at hand and prepared to be successful leaders in the future.”
Money will also be used for camping operations to serve boys and girls across the Upper Ohio Valley.
“It makes it possible for scouting to happen for the youth of the Ohio River Valley Council, which is 10 counties,” said Council Scout Executive Bob Drury. “Four on the Ohio side of the river and six on the West Virginia side of the river.”
The Ohio River Valley Council served nearly 2,000 members last year, and hopes to exceed that number in 2018.
The Partnership Dinner raised more than $300,000 for rhe Ohio River Valley Council.