Boy Scout customers can again donate popcorn to go to U.S. military personnel around the world.
"This is the sixth year for our military program, and it's really a win-win-win situation. People can purchase popcorn for the men and women serving our country and support local Scouting at the same time. And they will know they're benefiting two great institutions in one generous act," said John Wojciechowicz, council executive of the Allegheny Highlands Council. "In the first five years of the sale, over $30 million dollars worth of popcorn has gone to the military and their families as a result of the Boy Scouts efforts around the country."
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will introduce a new lineup of Trail's End popcorn products for their annual fundraiser. Since 1980, Americans have supported scouting with their purchases of Trail's End microwave popcorn and ready to eat popcorn treats. On sale in October and early November, scouts have every reason to believe the public will be pleased.
The Trail's End popcorn sale helps pay for local scouting programs throughout the area. More than 70 percent of the purchase price of the popcorn goes back to the local council.
All of the ready to eat products have new packaging that's better for the environment because less packaging waste ends up in landfills. Traditional metal canisters have been replaced with bags that are re-closable for freshness. All of the Trail's End packaging now displays photos of scouts and describes the benefits of scouting to boys and to their communities.
Trail's End is sold exclusively by Boy Scouts across the United States. For more information, call the Scout Service Center at 665-2697.