The three handsome Elk Guys in the back row, viz., Jim Mullin, Dwight Williams and Bill Miller, are pictured with their GSA helpers at the annual Thousand Oaks Brownilympic event which was held at California Lutheran University on Saturday, May 19th.
The “boys” cooked nearly 400 hot dogs and the girls wrapped and delivered them to the many Brownie Troops or sold them to walk-up parent customers in attendance. T.O. Lodge 2477 furnishes hot dogs for both the T.O GSA Service Unit Brownilympics and the Coastal SU’s which includes Newbury Park – this year held on the previous Saturday at the beautiful Rio Mesa HS facility in Oxnard. A few hundred girls and a like number of parents participated at each site again this year in these always colorful and exciting events.
The “Wrapper” girls were great, keeping up a steady chatter and really pushing the output of the cookers. When we had finished BBQing the last dog the girls gathered under a nearby large oak tree for their lunch and several yelled out that these were the best hot dogs they ever tasted. A dad also came up to ask what brand we were cooking and when asked why, he said his 6 year old son wouldn’t eat hot dogs at home but had devoured two of them that morning! We’ll credit the fresh air and physical activity for the added good taste.