By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEY
It is popcorn season for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scout Pack 264, which meets Mondays at the Presbyterian Church in Lake Arrowhead. They were out selling their popcorn flavors in front of Stater Bros. market last weekend.
Landon, 11, and Cub Master Austin Roberts were politely asking shoppers if they’d be interested in supporting the Scouts by buying some of their flavored popcorns. They have “Unbelievable” Butter Microwave Popcorn, Salted Caramel Popcorn, S’mores Popcorn, Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Popcorn, excellent quality popping corn, plus Chocolatey Pretzels. They also have a program that will send the tasty treats to military families and veterans, first responders and local food banks nationwide, so find out more at trails-end.com/terms.
Landon, a Webelo who has earned his Arrow of Light, belongs to Den 1 from Running Springs, which is growing significantly in numbers again, now that school has begun. They anticipate doubling the number of Scouts in their den this month, which will lead to even more fun and activities for the boys.
Cub Scout Pack 264 has six dens that meet together from across the mountain. Roberts reminded parents that now is the time of year to get boys involved in scouting. Each elementary school has information on who to contact to enroll boys into Cub Scouts from their school. Scouting provides fun ways to learn useful skills and socialize with others their ages.
Some of the scheduled events for Pack 264 this year include a Rain Gutter Regatta; in November they will be “Scouting for food.” They will be in the Blue Jay parade with Boy Scout Troop 89, compete in the Pinewood Derby in January, have movie nights and campouts and so much more.
“The popcorn sale will continue for two weeks or until they run out,” said Roberts. Other dens will be at Starer Bros. at various times during the week, selling the popcorn.