Bout Scout Troop 44 is looking to raise some funds this weekend. The Friends of Scouting annual car show will be held Saturday at the Van Alstyne Scout Hut at 183 Grays Trail in Van Alstyne.
“This is the fifth year,” car show spokesperson Rick Mustard said. “We would like for 40 cars to participate.”
Registration is $20 and will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Judges will have 28 classes to look at and there will be three awards presented per class. Six special awards will also be presented.
There will be an Elvis impersonator along with the Texoma Regional Blood Center. Patrons can also participate in the rummage sale and buy concessions.
“It is good fun,” Mustard said. “It is outside and people seem to enjoy it. The scouts do all of the judging and make the trophies.”
This is not the only fundraiser that the scouts put on each year.
“We also have a Christmas dinner,” he said. “We are one of the oldest troops in the nation. We have a scout museum on our facility. We have out own scout building which most troops do not have. “
The Scout Hut in Van Alstyne also includes a museum.
“It is a history of Troop 44,” Mustard said. “We have been a troop for over 100 years. It is hands on and it is great for the community because of food drives and the other things we do. We do a flag service. We put out flags at all of the holidays. Scouting is good for the boys.”