Article by: Jonathan Carter
Thank you again to all the Scouts and leaders that supported the 2020 Popcorn Program. While it was not a usual year and certainly not without a few bumps we rallied together and were able to sell $1,072,000 in total sales. Almost $800,000 of it was online making us #2 in the county in online sales.
I was able to make our military donation today to the DC National Guard Armory. A little over 200 cases, over $32,000 in retail popcorn was donated to the DC National Guard and the visiting soldiers from other states that are still in DC supporting security efforts. They were extremely thankful for the gift. I also met a young officer who as an Eagle Scout told me a story about how the knowledge and skills he learned in Scouting were put in real-time situations while on deployment in Iraq.
Thank you again for continuing to fight the good fight and support Scouting programs in NCAC. Our scouts today may not know exactly how the leadership and skills being taught to them now will support their adult life, but we can rest assured knowing that we are making an impact in the lives of thousands of young men and women.