Boy Scouts of America

On the Town: Electronic bidding initiated at Scouts Big Strike Auction

On the Town: Electronic bidding initiated at Scouts Big Strike Auction

Technology will make bidding convenient even if one can’t attend the 42nd Big Strike Auction benefiting the Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills chapter.

The event is set for Sept. 16 and doors open at 6 p.m. at the Calamigos Equestrian banquet hall inside the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.

The theme will be “Fiesta de Los Verdugos.” The silent auction will have more than 100 items, including sports memorabilia and gift certificates to restaurants and spa packages.

New this year, the bidding can be done by mobile device, said Mark Kraus, chief executive of the organization.

“This is a new thing for us. I’ve used it at another council,”...

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