Kiwanis Club Provides Grant to Local Scouting Organization

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Eric Pfeifer, Kiwanis Board member and Past President, presents grant check to Brian Boyd, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 1740.

The Kiwanis Club recently presented a grant of $1,000 to the local Boy Scout Troop 1740 and Cub Scout Pack 1740 to support their activities for this year. This make the fifth year the Club has provided support to the Scouts, since their founding in 2016.

Said Kim Kouril, one of the leaders in the Scouts organization: “ There is no clearer example of Sanibel’s sense of community than Kiwanis’s support for our island Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. The Club has donated annually to the Scouts, and we are grateful for this year’s $1,000 grant. It helps to fund our programming, as well as provide scholarships to those in need.”

The financial support gives the Scouts the opportunity to camp all over the state of Florida, from an overnight trip to Caya Costa to sleeping under the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center. They visit locations and experience presentations where they learn about people, businesses and organizations like Private Sky, The Robert Rauschenberg Estate on Captiva, The Lighthouse of SWFL (for the visually impaired or blind), and a special tour of the newly renovated National Shell Museum. And they experience community service, by volunteering for wonderful community events like the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner coming up on February 29.

“Leadership, service and character help to shape our Scouts, and we are thankful for the community support from organizations like Kiwanis that make it happen,” said Kouril.

For further information about Troop and Pack 1740, please contact Kim Kouril at or 239-233-4180.

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