Door-to-door sales of items such as girl scout cookies or boy scout popcorn is a regular thing for many Americans, including NFL head coaches. At least it was for Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress last week.
A scout from the Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America and chaperone visited Childress in his office at Winter Park last week to deliver a box of popcorn, which the head coach had presumably ordered just as so many other Americans do each year when the girl scouts and boy scouts appear knocking at the door.
One aspect of purchasing popcorn from the Boy Scouts of America that likely hits close to home for Childress is that customers have the option of donating product to military men and women; Childress has a son currently serving in the armed forces. I’m guessing Childress checked the box on the bottom of the order form with no hesitation to donate some popcorn to the men and women bravely serving our country.
If you’re interested in purchasing Trail’s End popcorn via the Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America, click here. Or you can call this number: 651-254-9147.
A few other interesting facts…
– The 1st Boy Scout popcorn sale was in 1980. Evansville, Indiana Scouts sold Trail’s End Popcorn for the first time.
— The Northern Star Council is comprised of scouts in the Twin Cities Metro area, 21 counties in central MN and 4 counties in Western Wisconsin.
— More than 70% of the purchase price goes to fund local Scouting programs.
— In 2010, on average across the Trail’s End line, consumers will get 20% more product than before.
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