Spartanburg, SC – Palmetto Council of Boy Scouts of America donated $40,000 worth of gourmet popcorn to local heroes across their six-county service area on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, 2022. Each year Scouts sell popcorn to raise the funding needed for their programs and adventures. The activity of selling instills a strong work ethic in the participating youth, encouraging them to earn their way to activities and events. During the selling season, the public can choose to send the gift of popcorn as a donation to local heroes. In the past, the Council has provided the cases to first responders, however, this year the Scouts wanted to also give back to their teachers. Popcorn is sold each year from the middle of September through the end of November.
The Palmetto Council Staff, Scout leaders, Cub Scout Packs, and Scouts BSA Troops from all six counties participated in distributing the popcorn donations to the following locations this year:
Spartanburg County School District 1 – 7, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Boiling Springs Fire Department of Spartanburg, Cherokee County School District, Union County School District, York County School District, Rock Hill Schools, Rock Hill Police Department, Fort Mill School District, Fort Mill Fire Department, Clover School District, Lancaster County School District, Chester County School District, River Hills / Lake Wylie EMS.
Established in 1935, the Palmetto Council proudly serves 3,250 youth in Spartanburg, Chester, Cherokee, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties of South Carolina. We work through local charter partners to support 106 Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring programs with the common goal of preparing youth for Life!
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