TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A former Eagle Scout and current President of Kansas State University shared his story of leadership, character development and community support at the Boy Scouts of America's Annual Friends of Scouting Kick-Off Breakfast.
Around 300 people gathered for breakfast and to hear Dr. Kirk Schultz speak at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Schultz told the group that the boy scouts needs community support to ensure the program continues to produce great citizens who help build communities, whether they're in Kansas or across the country.
"I think scouting is going to continue to grow and be inclusive of all young men and women and we made some steps in that direction a year ago. We're going to continue to make sure that we're relevant no matter what a persons background is," Schultz.
Money raised will go to the local Jayhawk Area Council and will be used for membership recruitment, training leaders, camp scholarships and more.