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Colorado Springs Cub Scout sells popcorn amid COVID-19 to raise money for Troop

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- An 11-year old Colorado Springs Cub Scout, Trevor Clayburn, has come up with some unique and creative ways to help raise money for his Troop.

Clayburn, who has been a cub scout for 5 years, normally raises around $3,000 each year for the annual popcorn sale. But this year, COVID-19 has made it difficult for cub scouts since they can no longer sell at store fronts. With just two weeks left to go, he's only at about $200.

So to raise funds, the scout has been going door-to-door to raise funds, even creating a digital commercial that's posted to Facebook.

Every year, Scouts learn the value of hard work and earning their own way, through selling popcorn. According to Boy Scouts of America, the popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach the valuable life lessons. More than 70% of the sales support programs and local Scouting.

The funds that Clayburn raises will help fund his Troop's canoe trip and caping supplies for Michigan next year.

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Kerjan Bianca

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  1. You go dude! I remember being a boy scout in the 90’s and selling uncooked popcorn while the girl scouts sold cookies and candy bars. Those were tough times! Lol! I still sold a fair share of kernels though.

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