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Boy Scouts support military for sixth year with fall popcorn sale

October 24, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

This year, 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," Council Executive of the Allegheny Highlands Council John Wojciechowicz said. "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. 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."

This fall, 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 in communities all across the Twin Tiers and the country, and scouts enjoy a great return on their sale, with more than 70 percent of the purchase price going to fund local scouting.

The new Trail's End products have better flavor, are better for consumers and come in all-new packaging. And consumers will, on average, get 20 percent more product than before.

Unbelievable Butter microwave, Butter Light microwave and ready to eat Cheese Corn are now made with canola oil, with zero grams trans fat and low saturated fat. The microwave products have new "butter burst" flavoring with a more robust butter flavor. Trail's End Caramel Corn is made with natural sweeteners, and Trail's End chocolate products contain no hydrogenated oils. Along with, microwave Kettle Corn, white chocolate pretzels and a new Double Caramel Crunch, with a hint of cheese, there is something for everybody

All of the ready-to-eat products have beautiful 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, a big hit with consumers..

For more information about scouts selling and where to get popcorn or to send popcorn to the troops, contact the Scout Service Center at 665-BOYS (2697).



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