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Photo Collage: Troop 840 Scouts and adults prepare for the annual chili supper
Boy Scout Troop 840 will host its 25th annual "All You Can Stand" Chili Supper on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Coppell Middle School North cafeteria, located at 120 Natches Trace in Coppell.
 
Tickets are $8 for the all-you-can-eat dinner, which includes beef or vegetarian chili, hot dogsbaked potatoes, and all the fixings. Additionally, chili may be purchased by the quart for $12. To purchase tickets or quarts, please contact a Troop 840 member or email: chilisupper@troop840.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door; however, advance purchase of tickets will ensure that the Troop will have enough chili and will also help scouts reach their chili-selling goal.  Advance purchase for quarts is also encouraged and will be available for pick up on December 1, 2018, at the supper.
 
Proceeds from the chili supper will be used to purchase camping gear; including tents, chairs, knives, hydration packs, sleeping bags, lanterns, and more, for the annual Scout Buck Auction held in May. Scouts must sell a pre-determined minimum amount of chili tickets to be eligible to participate in the auction, using "scout bucks" that they have earned throughout the year by attending meetings and campouts, advancing in rank, earning merit badges, holding leadership positions, participating in the knotmaster program, and other activities.   
 
Steve Lacey has cooked the chili since the event began 25 years ago as a way to fund the auction. His son, Nathan, a Troop 840 alumnus, now helps with the annual event also.  While the adults take care of the cooking, the Scouts take care of setting up, serving, and the clean up afterwards.  It's a Troop Tradition and the Scouts are happy to share it with our community.  
 
Troop 840, which is led by Scoutmaster Craig Warner and Senior Patrol Leader Carter Peck, meets weekly at Church of the Apostles.