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Scouts Sell Golden Corn to SA Mayor Nirenberg

Cub Scout Top Sellers Open Scouting’s Popcorn Season with Mayoral Support

by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: September 2017 

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council kicked off their annual Trail’s End Popcorn Fall fundraiser with standout Cub Scout salesmen Clayton Kerlick, Kaiden Dorsey, Jose George-Diaz, and Caleb Linn from Pack 51, who helped their unit reach 10th in the nation for sales of the golden corn. The Scouts knocked on the door to City Hall to sell the first popcorn bag to Mayor Nirenberg on Thursday morning, August 31, 2017.

“Selling popcorn is hard, requiring public speaking, salesmanship, and persistence. I would ask our community to support our Scouting youth because it teaches them the value of a dollar and earning their own way to outdoor adventures,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.

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Cub Scouts Clayton, Kaiden, Jose, and Caleb of Pack 51 found success helping their unit raise over $67,635 last year in overall sales. More than 18,000 youth in the Alamo Area Council supported sales of over $1.5 million worth of popcorn during the Trail’s End Popcorn Fall Fundraiser in 2016. Over $574,000 of those funds supported an ideal year of scouting for kids and families.

Starting Friday, September 1, 2017, communities should be on the lookout for Scouts selling popcorn in front of various local businesses and in their neighborhood through Saturday, November 4, 2017. Scouts will have traditional favorites such as the Classic Caramel Corn priced at $10.00 and even non-popcorn offerings available online like Campfire Blend Coffee and Milk Chocolate Pecan Clusters.

“Besides being grateful to Mayor Nirenberg for buying popcorn from our Scouts, we value the unified focus on youth we have with the City of San Antonio in giving back to our community. We look forward to continuing the partnership in serving our kids,” said Angel Martinez, PR Director with the local Boy Scouts.

Businessman and philanthropist, Harvey Najim, purchased Caramel Corn to launch last year’s campaign. Former SA Mayors Ivy Taylor and Julian Castro opted for a mix from both the Caramel and Cheese Lovers collection. Seventy-three percent of the funds raised from the Popcorn Fall fundraiser goes to support Scouting programs council-wide, such as Project Aguila. This project is a local initiative to create long-standing units in areas where the Council has identified the need for a program that prepares boys for life.

For more information on how you can support your local Boy Scouts through purchasing Trail’s End popcorn, contact the Alamo Area Council’s Unit Fundraising Team at Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org or visit http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/PopcornExternal Link.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13-county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 6,500 volunteer adults in South Texas. With Learning for Life, an in-school character education subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, the Council serves over 22,500 youth. The Boy Scouts of America continues to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness. Learn more at http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link.

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