In memory of their son, who passed away suddenly at the age of 29, Ken and Patty Billinger have started the Blaine Billinger Excellence in Scouting Fund. Ken Billinger says the goal of the fund is to simply help people in need, and it will start with a Fort Hays State University scholarship for scouts.
The Billingers have pledges for about half of the $12,000 they want to raise by April 1st to endow the FHSU scholarship.
The Billingers also want to be able to sponsor scouts who can’t afford to attend camp.
There will be a booth this weekend at Herzog Fest in Victoria with many opportunities to donate to the fund and win prizes.