Popcorn Drive Remembers US Troops

Orange County Boy Scouts’ Popcorn Drive remembers U.S. troops here and overseas

SANTA ANA, Calif., (Oct. 18, 2013) – The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) 20th Popcorn Drive is underway throughout Orange County, with a portion of sales being given to support U.S. troops locally and overseas. Featuring 17 flavors of popcorn, Boy Scouts are now taking orders for delivery in November, and selling popcorn door‑to‑door and at local retail stores

Purchasers of popcorn can personally enjoy the snack or support U.S. troops by designating a $35 or $55 donation. Trail’s End, the popcorn manufacturing company that sends popcorn to military bases nationally and globally, forwards the donated popcorn to U.S. troops. Seventy percent of any popcorn purchase goes to local Scouting in Orange County..

“The annual Popcorn Drive has become synonymous with Boy Scouts, relying upon a carefully planned campaign that is orchestrated by some of the best volunteers who give endlessly, working hand-in-hand with our staff and Trail’s End to remember our troops and add more valued programs to touch more Scouts,” said Jeff Herrmann, President and Scout Executive, Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Popcorn Drive is the largest annual fundraising effort for the OCBSA, raising approximately $1.2 million in 2012 and enlisting more than 500 volunteers to coordinate the extensive county‑wide effort.

Companies that want to purchase popcorn as gifts for employees and/or clients can choose from the Corporate Collection that features special combinations of flavored popcorn in gift boxes or gift tins. For more details on the purchase of popcorn, contact Rachel Cueva at 714.545.8558, x132or visit the website at www.ocbsa.org.

About the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America:

The Orange County Council is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the county serving more than 30,000 youth with educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.