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Feller’s Cake Bake fights stereotypes and funds scout activities

Chaden, Joesf and Brayden Schwery making cookies for the auction.
Chaden, Joesf and Brayden Schwery making cookies for the auction.

Who says men can’t bake? One of Osceola’s most anticipated spring events, the Scouts’ Feller’s Cake Bake, takes place at 6 p.m. Monday March 18, in the Clarke Elementary cafeteria. Viewing of baked goods starts at 5:30 p.m.

Traditionally, the “Feller’s Cake Bake” has created an opportunity for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to bake a cake with the help of a male role model. On auction night the scout explains their creation to the crowd, allowing them to experience public speaking. After the auction each scout personally fills out a Thank You card that is then sent to those that purchased the scouts item.

“We strive to show the scouts how to be good citizens and how to interact with their community. With the auction the scouts see first hand how caring and supportive this community is,” said Cubmaster Calli Shields.

“Last year we encouraged the scouts to make any baked goods of their choosing. This gave the bakers more of a creative license and the bidders more of a variety,” said Co-chairperson Emmi Binning.

Bakes good sell anywhere form $30 up. In the past, businesses have spent hundreds of dollars on the most outstanding entries.

“The sky is the limit,” said Cake Bake Co-chairperson Rose Greif. “Last year there was a bidding war on a strawberry rhubarb pie. It was fun to watch the Scouts experience the excitement of the crowd.”

According to Greif, it’s an investment in the community, and gives the boys a reward for the effort they’re making towards becoming good citizens.

Those who would like to contribute without participating in the auction may contact Rose Greif a 641-414-2989 or mail a donation to 3372 Fox St. Woodburn, IA 50275.

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