Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. On average, that equivocates to a sole American consuming approximately 54 quarts of popcorn alone. Now Hoosiers can get their fix of the savory snack while supporting a worthy cause. Crossroads of America Council Boy Scouts are kicking off their annual popcorn fundraiser once again to raise money for area Scouting programs. Scouts throughout central Indiana will sell popcorn at stores, door-to-door and online from now through Nov. 4.
This fall, products offered by Trail’s End will include a revamped Chocolate Carmel Crunch (now with a dark chocolate drizzle over Carmel popcorn), return of Kettle Corn microwaveable packages and new this year – White Cheddar Cheese among traditional popcorn flavors and past favorites. Proceeds from the popcorn fundraiser will be used to pay for equipment, activities and camps for Scouts, and 70 percent of popcorn purchases will directly support local Scouting programs.
“The annual popcorn drive imparts honing in on entrepreneurial skills to fund Scouting adventures,” said Patrick Sterrett, Scout Executive. “Top sellers can also earn money toward college scholarships.”
Scouts within the council’s 25-county area will also be selling military ribbon magnets. Proceeds from these magnets will provide popcorn for military members including the Indiana National Guard while helping Scouts with their sale. Since Scouts in central Indiana have been collecting military donations, more than a half million dollars in popcorn has been donated to the active service members and veterans.