STEELE CREEK NEWS
$10,000 Worth of Popcorn for U.S. Troops
22, 2006) Aaron Early sold $10,000 worth of popcorn, which did not
meet his goal but is still a noble accomplishment. Congratulations,
Aaron for such fine service to your community.
Scout from Troop
56 is Selling Popcorn for U.S. Troops in Iraq
18, 2006) Aaron Earley, a Star Scout in Troop 56 at Steele Creek
Presbyterian Church, plans to sell $20,000 of Boy Scout popcorn by
November 14 and ship it to our U.S. troops in Iraq.
He will donate any profit from sales to the
Apache Challenge Program, which is an outreach program
for under-privileged and disadvantaged kids in the Mecklenburg
County Boy Scout program. The program provides uniforms, books, and
camping gear to scouts who need them.
During the past two years Aaron has logged about 350 hours after
school and on the weekends while selling over $15,000 in popcorn.
This year he wanted to try something a little different, He wanted
to show his support for our U.S. troops in Iraq. This gives a little
back to them since they have given so much for all of us!!
The profit from the sale of $20,000 of popcorn would be around
$5,400.00. The Apache Challenge Program is in its second year and
would benefit tremendously from this donation.
popcorn, or to donate to Aaron's project, visit his
web site at
Apache District of the Mecklenburg County Council generally
serves the southwestern quadrant of Mecklenburg County. The following
Steele Creek area churches sponsor Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout
For more information, contact these churches' offices or see the
unit contact information on the Apache
District of the Mecklenburg County Council web site.
Apache Challenge Program serves youth in Southwest
Charlotte who are in low income neighborhoods or who have single
parent families or little parental involvement in their lives! We
are successfully “Bringing the Promise of Scouting” to everyone in
the Mecklenburg County
Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been providing
opportunities for the youth of this county to learn, grow and
develop into the type of leaders that have built the Charlotte
area into one of the most dynamic communities in our nation.
strong partnership with the religious, civic and business
communities, Scouting has taught traditional values, respect for God
and Country, life skills and responsible citizenship to generations
of area young people. Scouting provides the youth of Charlotte and
Mecklenburg County with activities and programs outside of school
hours which are safe, productive and structured.