Crossroads of America Council Boy Scouts are kicking off their annual popcorn drive once again to raise money for area Scouting programs.
Scouts throughout central Indiana will sell popcorn at stores, door-to-door, and online from Sept. 22 through Nov. 3.
The Trail's End popcorn will offer a new twist on an old favorite in the form of "double caramel crunch with a hint of cheese" in addition to traditional bestsellers such as "unbelievable butter" microwave popcorn.
Proceeds from the popcorn drive are used to pay for equipment, activities, and camps for Scouts, and 70 percent of popcorn purchases will directly support local Scouting programs.
"For many of our Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, this is the only time they raise money to help pay for camping trips and other valuable activities," said Dave King, volunteer chair of the popcorn committee. "Top sellers can also earn money toward college scholarships."
Scouts will also accept donations in order to provide popcorn for military members including the Indiana National Guard. Since Scouts in central Indiana have been collecting military donations, more than a half-million dollars in popcorn has been donated to the active service members and veterans.