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Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023

Scouts selling popcorn as fundraiser

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Autumn is around the corner, bringing cooler temperatures, falling leaves and — popcorn?

That’s right, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts all over northwest and west central Ohio are starting to go door-to-door selling popcorn to fund their scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on this annual sale to support their activities.

The sale also allows individual scouts to earn prizes and scholarship money for college. On average, 70 percent of all popcorn sales go directly to support local scouting.

Popcorn fans will find scouts selling all of their favorites, including microwave popcorn in butter, butter light, and kettle corn. This year, collectible tins are back. Tins depicting winter, autumn, scouting scenes are available, along with Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes tins.

This year, scouts have added batteries to their sales mix. A 24-pack of AA batteries and an assortment pack of 38 batteries have been added this year.

As the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have offered for the past several years, customers also have the option of sending popcorn treats to U.S. troops stationed all over the world. Seventy percent of every military donation supports local scouting.

Look for scouts taking orders in your neighborhood or in local store parking lots. For more information, call the Black Swamp Area Council at 419.422.4356.

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: News