Montanans purchase record $2.1 million of Boy Scout popcorn; $86,920 for military
Great Falls, MT - The total gross sales for this year's Montana Council Boy Scouts popcorn sale are $2,168,478. $86,920 worth of popcorn was purchased for active duty servicemen and women around the world. Montana Council will be at, or near, the top of the list for sales per Scout in the United States. This year's sale is $50,000 higher than last year's sales, making this the biggest popcorn sale ever. "The annual popcorn sale makes a huge difference in the kind of program many of our Scouts and their units will experience in the coming year," according to Scout Executive Gordon Rubard. "The sale provides the funds that make summer camp, outings and activities, service projects, uniforms, hand books and other Scouting supplies either fully or partially funded, allowing more Scouts to have a better, more exciting Scouting program."
"The great results of this year's sale demonstrate that Montanans continue to love and support the Boy Scouts," said Kerry Ketchum, Popcorn Chairwoman. "This is our best sale ever. Thank you to all those folks who support Scouting in Montana." This year's top Scout salesman will be announced soon. Last year's top salesman was Orion Mulgrew, Pack 4212, Helena, who sold $7,000 worth of popcorn.
Montana Boy Scouts depend heavily on the proceeds from the sale to pay for their equipment and activities. With the success of this fundraiser, the Scouts are nearing their financial goal and hope that year end donations will provide the important dollars needed. Limited quantities of popcorn are still available. Call 1-888-761-6001 for details or to donate.