It is officially that time of the year again. Your local boy scout troops will be going door to door with THE BEST POPCORN around.

Credit: beascout.org
Credit: beascout.org
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That's right, every year Boy Scouts across the nation don their uniforms, armed not with just camping gear, but with an entrepreneurial spirit. Boy Scouts popcorn sales have become a beloved tradition that goes beyond delicious kernels (And trust me they are delicious). It's about empowering young minds and building future leaders across America.

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These young scouts learn essential life skills like communication, teamwork, and financial literacy as they engage with their communities to sell popcorn. In addition, the funds raised help support their adventures, from thrilling outdoor expeditions to community service projects, and far beyond. Even better, scouts that excel in sales (say that 10 times fast) can win awesome prizes. Everything from Lego kits and pro team jerseys, to electronics, gift cards, and the big prize for going above and beyond... a PS5.

Credit: beascout.org Prizes available for excelling scout sales.
Credit: beascout.org
Prizes available for excelling scout sales.
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When you buy Boy Scouts popcorn, you're not just getting a tasty treat; you're investing in the future of these young leaders, helping them gain confidence and develop into responsible and sensible citizens. So, next time a scout knocks on your door, grab a bag of popcorn and savor the knowledge that you're contributing to something bigger – the growth of future leaders.

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In fact, helping others never tasted so good! Steve Pulaski, and myself (Tom Drake), had a chance to sit down and do a taste test with Mellissa Neuhaus of the scouts. Nothing was off limits with this amazing tasting kit featuring amazing Pecatonica River Popcorn flavors like; Sea Salt Splash, White Ruby (white fudge and cranberries), White Cheddar & Cheddar Cheese, Classic Caramel Corn, Jalapeño Cheese, Mud Puddles (caramel corn, peanuts, & fudge), Cinnamon Roll, and Microwaved butter and Kettle Popcorn. Check out all the interview segments below.

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Purchasing Popcorn from the scouts is a great way to stay active in the community and engage future generations, encouraging them towards continued hard work and dedication. Popcorn sales support Scouts throughout the year, funding fun activities, and supporting the community through service projects; like extensive Eagle projects. Notable local projects include the veteran's memorial in Asbury Park, the upper patio at the Dubuque Arboretum, and memorial benches at area Dubuque fire stations.

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Order your popcorn, make a military donation, and support a local troop member online at prpopcornstore.com. You can also watch for local troop members leaving door hangers with opportunities to purchase. And, if you're interested in getting your kids  involved with the scouts (that's right, it's not just for boys), visit beascout.org to find a local troop. It's where kids can take part in fun and adventures that will help them build the confidence to find and forge a path to their own best self – today and in the future.

Additionally, for people looking to see what Scouts is about, register to attend the upcoming Carnival Cub-A-Ree on October 21st. The event will feature carnival elements including a petting zoo, cotton candy, duck pond, and more. You can even enjoy traditional Scouting elements such as archery and a bb gun range. More information can be found at https://scoutingevent.com/178-cubaree.

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