“Selling Popcorn is hard, requiring public speaking, salesmanship, and persistence. Like camping and outdoor adventure, selling a quality product like Trail's End Popcorn prepares our youth to face a challenging world with a heart of service, commitment, and leadership to find success,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.
Cub Scouts, Blake, Garrett, Benton, and Boy Scout Matthew have found success helping their Packs and Troop raise over $106,000 last year in overall sales, each selling an average of $4,183 of the golden corn. Seventy percent of the funds raised from the Popcorn Fall fundraiser go to support Scouting programs council-wide.
"I have been scouting for the best popcorn I could find and the Boy Scouts have it!...I am honored to continue the tradition and help tip off this year's campaign. GO SPURS GO!" said The Coyote.
San Antonio Mayor Castro purchased $80 worth of Scout popcorn in front of City Hall to launch last year’s campaign. Starting Saturday, September 6, 2014, be on the lookout for Scouts selling popcorn in front of various local businesses and in your neighborhood through Saturday, November 1, 2014. Scouts will have traditional favorites such as the Classic Caramel Corn priced at $10.00 and new additions like the tasty Pre-Popped Kettle Corn that sells for $15.00.
“Besides being grateful for the SA Spurs winning Championships and buying Scout popcorn from our Scouts, we value the unified focus on youth we have with the Spurs organization to give back to our community. We look forward to continuing the partnership in serving our kids,” said Angel Martinez, Communications/
More than 28,500 youth in the Alamo Area Council supported sales of over $1.4 million worth of popcorn during the Trail’s End Popcorn Fall Fundraiser in 2013. Over $529,000 of those funds helped support an ideal year of scouting for kids and their families.
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 by email at Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org or visit http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/
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 28,500 youth and 7,500 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://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.