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What's your favorite popcorn flavor? Boy Scouts want to know

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  • Local Boy Scouts reduced their carbon foot print and will be selling popcorn by the bag full this fall to support their Scouting program

      Local Boy Scouts reduced their carbon foot print and will be selling popcorn by the bag full this fall to support their Scouting program
    Three Fires Council

 
Three Fires Council, Nancy Loftus

Carmel corn with almonds and pecans, cheddar corn, chocolate and traditional butter! Your local Boy Scouts reduced their carbon foot print and will be selling popcorn by the bag full this fall to support their Scouting program.

This year the popcorn sale includes a range of new products: from the hard to resist sweet and savory collection, cheese lovers collection, the chocolate lovers collection, the ever popular chocolatey triple delight just to name a few. The popcorn sale is a fundraiser for the Scouts and a primary source of revenue for the year. It supports Scouts in funding their programs and activities, like camping, equipment, uniforms, and more. Helping to offset these costs is essential in making sure every Scout has the opportunity to participate in these activities. Selling the buttery snacks also helps Scouts develop life skills such as salesmanship and goal setting.

The Boy Scouts partnered with Trails End again in offering consumers the opportunity to purchase $35 and $55 bundles of popcorn to be distributed to the men and women serving our country abroad. Consumers have donated over $32 million worth of popcorn to U.S. troops. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world. All of this was made possible through our partnership with www.SupportOurTroops.org, which aids in distributing the donated popcorn to veterans' organizations, U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq, all other U.S. Military Bases overseas, domestic U.S. Military Bases, and families of U.S. servicemen and women.

The popcorn sale is the largest fundraiser Scouts participate in for the year. "The sale works to have Scouts earn enough money to fund their activities for an entire year," stated Matthew Ackerman, Scout Executive of the Three Fires Council. "The life skill learned by good customer service and good sales techniques can help a young person prepare for their future," Ackerman added.

About Three Fires Council:
The Three Fires Council serves youth throughout Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and parts of Will and Cook counties. Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. For more information, please visit www.threefirescouncil.org or to find a Scout unit close to you, visit www.BeAScout.org!

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