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Scout Sells $10,000 Worth of Popcorn for U.S. Troops

(November 22, 2006) Aaron Early sold $10,000 worth of popcorn, which did not meet his goal but is still a noble accomplishment. Congratulations, Aaron for such fine service to your community.

Scout from Troop 56 is Selling Popcorn for U.S. Troops in Iraq

(October 18, 2006) Aaron Earley, a Star Scout in Troop 56 at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, plans to sell $20,000 of Boy Scout popcorn by November 14 and ship it to our U.S. troops in Iraq.

He will donate any profit from sales to the Apache Challenge Program, which is an outreach program for under-privileged and disadvantaged kids in the Mecklenburg County Boy Scout program. The program provides uniforms, books, and camping gear to scouts who need them.

During the past two years Aaron has logged about 350 hours after school and on the weekends while selling over $15,000 in popcorn. This year he wanted to try something a little different, He wanted to show his support for our U.S. troops in Iraq. This gives a little back to them since they have given so much for all of us!!

The profit from the sale of $20,000 of popcorn would be around $5,400.00. The Apache Challenge Program is in its second year and would benefit tremendously from this donation.

To order popcorn, or to donate to Aaron's project, visit his web site at www.popcornforthetroops.com.

The Apache District of the Mecklenburg County Council generally serves the southwestern quadrant of Mecklenburg County. The following Steele Creek area churches sponsor Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs:

For more information, contact these churches' offices or see the unit contact information on the Apache District of the Mecklenburg County Council web site.

The Apache Challenge Program serves youth in Southwest Charlotte who are in low income neighborhoods or who have single parent families or little parental involvement in their lives! We are successfully “Bringing the Promise of Scouting” to everyone in the District.

Since 1915 the Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been providing opportunities for the youth of this county to learn, grow and develop into the type of leaders that have built the Charlotte area into one of the most dynamic communities in our nation.

Always in strong partnership with the religious, civic and business communities, Scouting has taught traditional values, respect for God and Country, life skills and responsible citizenship to generations of area young people.  Scouting provides the youth of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County with activities and programs outside of school hours which are safe, productive and structured.

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