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Cub Scouts Open Scouting’s Historic Popcorn Season with Law Enforcement Support 


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (August 28, 2018) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) kicks off their annual Trail’s End Popcorn Fall fundraiser with both boy and girl sales representatives from Cub Scouts.  The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. This popcorn season is historic in that the BSA’s Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls from kindergarten to 5thgrade. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the adventure, character development, and values-based leadership that Scouting promises. Media is invited to see the Cub Scouts knock on the door to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office to sell the first popcorn bag to Sheriff Javier Salazar at 3:15 p.m. this Thursday, August 30, 2018, at , San Antonio, TX.

“Selling popcorn is hard, requiring public speaking, salesmanship, and persistence. I would ask our community to support our Scouting youth because it teaches our boys and now girls 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.

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 2017.  Over $574,000 of those funds supported an ideal year of scouting for kids and families.

Starting Friday, August 31, 2018, communities should be on the lookout for Scouts selling popcorn in front of various local businesses and in their neighborhood through Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Scouts will have traditional favorites such as the Classic Caramel Corn priced at $10.00. 

“Besides being grateful to Sheriff Salazar for buying popcorn from our Scouts, we value the unified focus on youth we have with Bexar County and the Sheriff’s Office in giving back to our community. We look forward to continuing the partnership in serving our young men and women,” said Angel Martinez, PR Director with the local Boy Scouts.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg 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 Scoutreach.  Scoutreach gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the BSA's commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.

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.orgExternal Linkor visit 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 5,500 volunteer adults in South Texas. 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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