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Cub Scouts' popcorn sales are well-timed
Holidays, football playoffs are approaching
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With the holidays and many important  playoff tournaments coming up, the annual Cub Scout Pack 83 popcorn sale showed perfect timing.

This year’s super salesmen proudly delivered 808 separate popcorn items to local patrons who appreciate the delicious snacks almost as much as the international organization that plays such an important role in leading kids through their early years.

The young, enthusiastic Cub Scouts of Pack 83 want to offer a big, sincere “Thank You” to all the friendly folks who purchased popcorn and wished them well during the recent sales promotion.

Pack 83 Cub Master Jim Fuchs proudly reported the Pack’s salesmanship success to the Sentry Enterprise while outlining the overall value of the popular youth program.

He was pleased to announce that first grader Ethan Spencer, a new Cub Scout, is this year’s “Super Seller.”

All the financial proceeds are used to purchase equipment and supplies for the program, including the costs of camping, special outings, and materials for craft projects.

Popcorn sales also help pay for membership registration and dues.

Fuchs, who currently leads 38 Cub Scouts with the help of seven leaders, is impressed with the current growth of the program and how many new activities are available to the youngsters.

He’s especially pleased with the new classes and programs available for groups at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. For about a $2.50 to $5 Scout admission fee, the boys can enjoy examining a whole new world of nature and science they didn’t even know existed.

Another popular field trip is an outing to attend an exciting La Crosse Loggers baseball game at the Lumber Yard in Copeland Park.

After viewing a game from good seats last year, the boys were invited to set up tents in the outfield and sleep overnight. How’s that for a genuine baseball thrill?

But the Loggers’ overnight treat was only the beginning. After breakfast, a group of Loggers players showed up with their equipment and put on a number of practice drills for their special young guests  to enjoy.

“Those players were real friendly guys and very nice to the kids,” Fuchs reported. “The boys were just thrilled.”

If all this sounds like something you would like your son to be part of, you can make that happen very easily. Just give Cub Scout Leader Jim Fuchs a phone call at 608-489-3355.

He is more than happy to answer questions and explain how easy it is to join many new friends at Pack 83.