On Mother’s Day, Scouts know best

Malibou Lake breakfast is an annual tradition


RESPECT—Boy Scout Patrick Mrachek greets the moms and grandmothers during a previous pancake breakfast at Malibou Lake. The event not only honors the ladies, it’s also a major fundraiser for the Scouts.

RESPECT—Boy Scout Patrick Mrachek greets the moms and grandmothers during a previous pancake breakfast at Malibou Lake. The event not only honors the ladies, it’s also a major fundraiser for the Scouts.

The annual Mother’s Day Breakfast served by Boy Scout Troop 127 has been a community tradition since 1963.

The troop will again host the all-you-can-eat breakfast this Sunday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura Hills.

The breakfast is the troop’s biggest fundraiser.

For $5, guests can partake of all-you-can-eat sausages, eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, bagels, orange juice, coffee and tea.

Dads in the troop cook the breakfast, and the Scouts greet and serve guests.

“Every Scout serving at the event is fully dedicated to mothers,” said Peggy Veregge, an Agoura Hills resident and mother of two boys, 11 and 13, who are in the troop.

Each mother and grandmother will receive a flower as she enters the banquet hall, and door prizes donated by local merchants will be given away throughout the morning.

“I couldn’t imagine spending Mother’s Day anywhere else. It just feels like you’re being appreciated as a mom, and the Malibou Lake clubhouse is a beautiful setting,” said troop committee chair Kathy Patton, whose son Wes, now 25, achieved his Eagle Scout rank nearly a decade ago.

Patton, a grant writer who lives in Agoura Hills, became involved with the Scouting program nearly 20 years ago. She was a Cub Scout den leader and recruitment chair. Though her son is grown, she continues to contribute her time and skills to Troop 127.

“You become surrounded with a lot of people you respect and who are like-minded, so it wasn’t something I could just move on from,” she said.

Veregge said Patton’s dedication to the troop is the reason things operate so smoothly.

“Everyone relies heavily on Kathy’s supportive spirit and exceptional administrative strength. She develops relationships with each Scout and coordinates all the boys’ activities and rank advancement.”

Funds raised at the breakfast allow the troop to maintain and replace camping equipment, canoes and other supplies. Some of the proceeds will be used for scholarships to summer camp.

Baskets filled with donated merchandise and gift certificates will be raffled off at the breakfast. The baskets typically contain passes to various venues and assorted spa products and services.

All the food as well as raffle and auction prizes are donated.

Adult meal tickets are $5, and kids 3 and under eat for free. Tickets will be available at the door or they can be bought in advance.

For more information, email mark.w.veregge@gmail.com.


HOME COOKIN’—Patrick Mrachek serves up something good at the annual Mother’s Day breakfast.

HOME COOKIN’—Patrick Mrachek serves up something good at the annual Mother’s Day breakfast.

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