Boy Scout customers can again donate popcorn to go to U.S. military personnel around the world as part of the upcoming Boy Scouts of America Trail's End popcorn sale.
"This is the fifth 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," said John Wojciechowicz, council executive of the Allegheny Highlands Council. "In the first four years of the sale, over $26 million 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. The sale ends in early November.
The Trail's End popcorn sale helps pay for local scouting programs in communities throughout the country, with more than 70 percent of a purchase price going to pay for local scouting.
The new Trail's End products have better flavor, are healthier 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.
Also, microwave Kettle Corn is making a comeback this fall, by popular demand.
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. All of the Trail's End packaging now displays photos of scouts and describes the benefits of scouting to youth and their communities.
Trail's End is sold exclusively by Boy Scouts across the United States. For more information about scouts selling Trail's end popcorn and to send popcorn to troops serving overseas, call the local Scout Service Center at 665-2697.