Local Boy Scouts Donate $25,760 in Popcorn to USO

Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America donated $25,760 in Scout popcorn to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.

The Scouts conduct an annual popcorn sale to fundraise for their activities and adventures, and to learn the value of earning their own way. Throughout the sale, they also collect donations to send popcorn to military men and women, their families, and veterans’ organizations.

“It is awesome that I could help the military,” said six-year-old Bennett Harrison, a Cub Scout in Virginia Beach.

Local military and their families will enjoy this generous gift of popcorn as they pass through USO comfort centers at local airports and various USO programs. Programs include Mission Delivery, a program designed to boost morale for service members currently in quarantine, and Family Readiness Group support. Tidewater Council BSA has supported military personnel and their families through donated popcorn to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia for nearly 20 years.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a values-based youth development organization. The BSA offers programs for boys and girls ages 5-17, which emphasize duty to country, acts of patriotic service, responsible citizenship, leadership, character, and personal fitness.

About Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council is the 5th oldest Boy Scouts of America council in the United States, established in 1911. Today, the council serves over 4,200 youth and 2,000 adult volunteers in the Virginia cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, as well as the North Carolina counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. Boy Scouts of America is one of the world’s largest youth organizations. More information about Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America is available by visiting www.tidewaterbsa.com, emailing james.parnell@scouting.org, or calling 757-497-2688.

About the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (USOHRCV) USOHRCV is the premier service organization of the United States military and their families in the region serving the largest concentration of military personnel in the country. The mission of the USO is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. More information about USOHRCV is available at hrcv.uso.org.

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