Sometimes it’s all in the motivation and for Kenny Standridge, it adds up to $28,000+. I never realized all the benefits to participating at the top level in the national Boy Scout popcorn sales, but they are substantial. Doing a little math tells me that at $30,000 in sales, Kenny will earn $9,000 for college, $12,000 for him and Troop 58, and a Hummer limousine for the day courtesy of Mom.
That’s something special!
If you see 11-year-old Kenny Standridge cruising around Spring Branch in a Hummer limousine, you’ll know Texas holds the record for the most popcorn sold by a boy scout.
Kenny, a member of the Alamo Area Council, Troop 58, has sold $28,000 worth of popcorn for the Boy Scouts of America’s nationwide fundraiser and is the top seller in the region, which encompasses 11 states.
But to capture the national title, Kenny needs to edge out his competition — a Californian scout who has raised $30,000 — by Jan. 31.
“We’re hoping to get Texas excited about how the state can win the national ranking,” said Kenny’s mom, Debbie Honeycutt.