PRLog - Sep. 20, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO -- The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, kick off their annual Trail’s End popcorn sales today at 2pm with standout salesman, Kenny Standridge, presenting the first popcorn bag of the season to San Antonio Police Chief, William McManus, on the front steps of the new SAPD headquarters building.
Support Scouting! Buy Popcorn.
“Like camping and outdoor adventure, selling a product like Trail's End Popcorn prepares our youth to face the world with a heart of service, commitment, and leadership to find success,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the Alamo Area Council, BSA, based in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Standridge has found success, and now is within reach this year to hit $100,000 in overall sales. Seventy percent of the funds raised from the popcorn sale go to support the local Scouting programs.
“I love Scouting, and everything it stands for...,” says Kenny’s mother, Deb Honeycutt.
“Boy Scouts are a great organization!
“Besides being grateful for Chief McManus buying Boy Scout popcorn from Kenny, we value the relationship we have with the San Antonio Police Department as partners in serving youth and our community through Exploring, the career oriented program of the Alamo Area Council,” says Angel Martinez III, Communications Executive with the local Boy Scouts.
Exploring is the young adult segment of Learning for Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. It is open to young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. The program is career or hobby based. The Law Enforcement Explorer Posts work with young people with interests in law to develop career skills while having fun.
“Explorers sell popcorn, too,” says Kathy Gibson, Exploring Executive at the Alamo Area Council. Including Exploring posts, 248 Alamo Area Council Scouting units sold over $1,580,000 of popcorn during the annual sale in 2011. $573,000 of those monies helped support an ideal year of scouting for kids and their communities.
Starting officially this Saturday, look for Scouts selling popcorn in front of various local businesses and within your neighborhood over the next five weeks.
For more detailed information on how you can support your local Boy Scouts through purchasing Trail’s End popcorn, contact Larry Peabody at 210-341-8611 Ext 120 or by email at Lpeabody@bsamail.org or visit our website http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/
All SAPD Offices currently located at 214 W Nueva are in the process of moving to the new SAPD HQ building at 315 S Santa Rosa (across the street from 214 W Nueva).
About the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 28,000 youth and 7,000 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continue 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. For more information on the Alamo Area BSA, please visit Http://ww.AlamoAreaBSA.org.