Boy Scouts give popcorn to deploying Soldiers

By Sgt. Joel F. Gibson

Members of Boy Scout troop 4277 out of Pflugerville, Texas, distributed 61 cases of caramel popcorn to Soldiers of 180th Transportation Battalion here Nov. 19.

The scouts conceived the idea to raise money for soldiers' popcorn in addition to the popcorn they sold for their own fundraiser last year. Five scouts participated last year and they raised enough money for 13 cases.

This year the entire troop participated, and had much more success.

"The scouts took donations for deploying soldiers' popcorn while selling popcorn outside stores," said Carlos M. Falcon, a scout leader.

The Soldiers of the 180th expressed their appreciation of both the popcorn and the thoughtfulness of the Boy Scouts.

Pfc. Devin C. Rooker said, “I think it's great for the morale of the company, seeing as we're deploying so close to the holidays."

"I see our future in them," said Staff Sgt. Wilfredo Mojica Jr.," What they have done for us is very touching."

"It's outstanding. It shows they believe in us and our country," said 2nd Lt. Darrel K. Sutton

"We wanted to support the troops in Iraq and give them something to get through the holidays and hard times," said Tyler Hood, one of the scouts," we all hope the troops come back soon and safe."


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Boy Scout troop 4277 out of Pflugerville, Texas