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. 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," John Wojciechowicz, Council Executive of the Allegheny Highlands Council, said. "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.
Two soldiers in Iraq enjoying Boy Scout Trails End Popcorn.
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 you 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. All of the Trail's End packaging now displays photos of Scouts and describes the benefits of Scouting to boys and to their communities. Did you know Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year? That's enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times!
Trail's End is sold exclusively by Boy Scouts across the United States. For more information about scouts selling and where to get the healthiest popcorn in America, and to send popcorn to our troops, please contact the Scout Service Center at (716) 665-BOYS (2697).