Boy Scout popcorn time


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@civitasmedia.com



Local Cub Scouts are out selling popcorn for their annual fundraiser. From left are Noah Elgin, Eric Parker, AJ Smith, Josh Parker and Eric Parker of Pack 51 out of Pickens.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

EASLEY — It’s that time of year again! Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts nationwide are hitting the streets — as well as staking out your favorite stores — in their annual popcorn fundraiser.

According to the Boy Scouts of America, Campmaster’s Popcorn is made exclusively for sale by the BSA and the sale is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.

It typically runs through November.

The money earned helps local packs and dens with paying for everything from summer resident and day camps, to adventures, supplies, registration fees and advancement badges.

Funds raised at the council level contribute to programs like Scout Reach, a program that provides support to individuals, training volunteers to be better Scouts and sustaining camp facilities.

“We’ve been out here all morning,” said Cub Master Eric Parker of Cub Scout Pack 51 out of Pickens. “Our sales have been pretty good — but this is all them, it’s the boys’ responsibility.”

Pack 51 was selling their wares just outside of the Walmart in Easley on Highway 123.

“Purchasing popcorn outside of a retail store (show-and-sell) or ordering popcorn (take-order), is the easiest way to help units raise money,” said a spokesperson for BSA. “Over 70 percent of all sales dollars remain local to support our Scouts at the council and the unit levels.”

There are a variety of products for the 2016 sale with prices varying from $10 for the classic bag of caramel corn to $60 for the “Chocolate Lover’s Collection.”

To place an order contact your local troop or order online by visiting www.trails-end.com.

Local Cub Scouts are out selling popcorn for their annual fundraiser. From left are Noah Elgin, Eric Parker, AJ Smith, Josh Parker and Eric Parker of Pack 51 out of Pickens.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_466.jpgLocal Cub Scouts are out selling popcorn for their annual fundraiser. From left are Noah Elgin, Eric Parker, AJ Smith, Josh Parker and Eric Parker of Pack 51 out of Pickens. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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