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Families of Troop 37 Host Chicken Q to Benefit Scoutmaster Charles Pendley

MEANSVILLE - Charles Pendley is a lifelong resident of Pike County. He graduated from Pike County High School in 1991 and has served our community in various ways over the years.

Beginning in 1994, he served Pike County for 20+ years as a volunteer firefighter for Zebulon and Meansville. He became certified at EMT-I to better assist on medical calls. He served as a law enforcement officer from 1999 through 2008.

He also taught SCUBA and ran search and rescue in our area. In 2006 combined the search and rescue teams of Pike and Spalding counties.

He was active as a mentor to Teen Challenge 1999 to 2000. And he has been involved in his son's Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop for many years.

He volunteered for 2 years in Cub Scout Pack 103 and has served 8+ years in Boy Scout Troop 37 out of Meansville. Since 2015, he has served as Scoutmaster of Troop 37. During this time, more than a dozen young men have achieved their Eagle Scout rank.

Acting Scoutmaster Chris Huckaby told Pike County Times about many of the ways that Troop 37 has served in Pike County under Charles’ leadership. Troop 37 is in the Pike County Parade. Troop 37 helps out at the annual fireworks each year by painting the lines for parking as well as helping park cars. The Troop also helps out with electrical, plumbing, cutting trees, etc. for one week every year at Camp Thunder.

“I can’t think of everything that he does because he does so much,” Chris said. “There are always Scout leaders calling him for advice on a variety of topics.”

One of the coolest things that Chris told Pike County Times though is that Charles’ motto as Scoutmaster is, “No Kid Left Behind.” This means that if kids can’t afford to go to camp, Charles pays for them to go.

This kind of dedication has helped a lot of Scouts in our area to become Eagle Scouts and well-rounded young men who help out in our community because that is what they have been taught to do.

Now the families of Troop 37 are working together to help their Scoutmaster in his fight against cancer by holding a Chicken Q Benefit on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The event will be from 12 to 4 p.m. at Fincher Chapel in Meansville at 11033 Hwy 109 East.

Plates will be $8 each. Plates will contain a smoked leg and thigh chicken quarter, baked beans, slaw, and bread in a to go plate. Desserts and drinks will also be for sale. Donations will be accepted on Charles’ behalf as well.

Cooking will be ongoing for 4½ to 5 hours prior to the event. You can buy tickets by calling 770-468-8461.

Chris asks anyone interested in getting a plate to please buy a ticket prior to the event so they can properly prepared. At this point, there are only 600 tickets. But if more tickets are bought, they can cook more. They will selling any unsold plates at the event as well.

Mark your calendar for the Chicken Q Benefit on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Fincher Chapel in Meansville at 11033 Hwy 109 East. $8 per plate. And please buy tickets ahead of time by calling 770-468-8461.