Boy Scouts selling popcorn through Oct. 27

Local Boy Scouts are selling popcorn through Oct. 27 to raise money for their individual Scouting units and for the Prairielands Council.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers of the Prairielands Council will be traveling door-to-door throughout the communities of East Central Illinois and west central Indiana. Money raised from the popcorn sale is used in several different ways.

Cub Scouts, in first through fifth grades, participate in citizenship lessons, sporting activities and family outings.

The money raised allows Boy Scouts between the ages of 11 to 17 to travel on wilderness camping experiences, to attend leadership seminars and to practice emergency preparedness.

Boys and girls in the high school program known as Venturing use money from the popcorn sale on adventure treks and to provide service work for the community.

To purchase popcorn or make a donation, call the Prairielands Council office at (800) 464-7291 and speak with popcorn adviser Elliot Smith at extension 6444.

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