The results are in from the Boy Scouts’ annual popcorn sale, and once again the Scouts have outdone themselves, taking to their neighborhoods, local businesses and even the internet to sell Trail’s End popcorn.
Congratulations to this year’s “Tops in Pops” – the top 10 sellers from across the country for 2008, whose combined sales earned almost $110,000 for local Scouting in their communities:
Name, Unit, Location, Amount Sold, Amount returned to local Scouting
Jonathan Beck, Boy Scout Troop 157, Lubbock, TX $22,022 $15,415
Tanner Hatcher, Boy Scout Troop 2, Portsmouth, OH $22,016 $15,411
Kenny Standridge, Boy Scout Troop 58, Spring Branch, TX $16,536 $11,575
Tristan Noel, Boy Scout Troop 357, Grand Junction, CO $16,334 $11,433
Samuel Lankford, Boy Scout Troop 216, Greensboro, NC $15,350 $10,745
Cody Cook, Boy Scout Troop 93, Anaheim, CA $15,000 $10,500
Randy Janson, Cub Scout Pack 147, Champaign, IL $13,178 $9,225
James Rodrigue, Boy Scout Troop 820, Houma, LA $12,032 $8,422
James Bradshaw, Boy Scout Troop 1999, Plano, TX $11,470 $8,029
Zachary Williams, Cub Scout Pack 1094, Darnestown, MD $11,343 $7,940
The 2007 top seller and top-selling Scout of all-time, 10-year-old Lucas Pauliukonas of Wasco, CA, a member of Boy Scout Troop 30,000 from the Southern Sierra Council, had another successful season, selling close to $9,000 in popcorn, which brought in $6,300 for his Council and Troop. That brings his total sales to $68,572 throughout his Scouting career, and a return of approximately $48,000 to local Scouting in his area; he has set a lifetime sales goal of $100,000. He holds the Boy Scout popcorn sales record of $39,501, set in 2007. So far, Lucas has earned more than $4,000 in college scholarship money from selling popcorn.
Sale Goes Year-Round; Scouts Can Earn Their Way to Camp
New for this year, industrious Scouts can earn their way to camp by selling popcorn online this spring via OrderPopcorn.com. From March 15 – May 15, 2009, Scouts who generate orders through OrderPopcorn.com can use their sales to help pay for camp. In addition, Scouts can earn Coleman gift cards through sales on OrderPopcorn.com, to help them purchase camping supplies, and all sales count toward college scholarship accounts for qualifying Scouts. Like the traditional door-to-door Trail’s End popcorn sale, an average of 70 percent of sales from OrderPopcorn.com goes to support local Scouting.
Consumers who order through OrderPopcorn.com don’t need to know a specific Scout to support their local Council. When logging onto the site, they can simply select the local Council from a drop down menu, and any orders placed will benefit the selected Council, helping area Scouts pay for summer camp.
“Summer camp is one of the key activities that Scouts do every year,” said Elizabeth Weaver, director of marketing for OrderPopcorn.com. “We’re happy to continue to provide Scouts with tools that help them raise money for their Scouting programs.”
About Trail’s End
Trail’s End popcorn and other snacks, sold exclusively through Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada as a fundraiser for local Scouting, is produced by Weaver Popcorn Company, Inc., one of the largest producers and manufacturers of popcorn products in the world. An 80-year-old, family-owned company, Weaver Popcorn distributes its products in more than 90 countries. Weaver Popcorn has been supplying popcorn to local Scouting for their annual product sales for 28 years.
The following was a press release issued by Trail’s End Popcorn.