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The Boy Scout popcorn sale begins

Girl scouts have their cookies. The boy scouts have...popcorn! The annual sale kicks off Sept. 21.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — This fall, the Boy Scouts are selling Trail’s End popcorn during their annual fundraiser to raise money for Northern Star Scouting - which serves the youth of the Twin Cities and the surrounding area.

Development Director Bill Anderson-Horecka says over 8,000 metro area youth are in neighborhoods, in front of stores and online selling popcorn to help earn their way to camp and other scouting adventures.

The Trail’s End popcorn sale helps pay for local scouting programs in communities all across the country, and scouts enjoy a great return on their sale, with more than 73% of the purchase price going to fund local scouting.

This year, consumers can again donate popcorn through their Hometown Heroes program. Anderson-Horecka says last year over $80,000 worth of popcorn was donated and given out to local Police, Fire, EMS, Military and other community heroes.

Trail's End is sold exclusively by scouts in more than 280 Scout councils across the United States and Canada.

In 2018, the Northern Star Council served over 54,000 youth through its programs.  The popcorn sale is the 2nd largest in the Midwest, with over $3.5 million dollars of popcorn being sold.

For additional information, please contact Bill Anderson-Horecka at 612-261-2405 or visit his website

The Popcorn sale runs through Oct. 27.

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