I have a strong dislike for the Boy Scouts of America as an organization — an ugly history of bigotry towards gay men who served honorably in particular and their views towards LGBTQ community in general, suspect inclusivity, and cherry-picking religion to what suits them at the time.
Luckily, maturity has a way of changing one’s views. In my case, a reminder that the children are the honorable Scouts and not the organization.
Walking out of a Lowe’s I was greeted by a Scout yesterday selling various popcorn snacks — microwave 18 packs, mixed cheeses, Carmel Corn, Kettle Corn, and a Crunch ‘n Munch-like large bag of Carmel, Peanuts, Cashews, and Almonds (I guess that’s more like Poppycock instead).
So I could resist. I had to get something. Then I made the mistake of asking what the prices were. The cheapest was $10, the most expensive was $30 AND IT WAS ON DISCOUNT.
I went with the Carmel Corn.
It was $10.
It taste like the house brand at a dollar store.
But what disappointed me the most: the Scouts are only getting 73% of the profits!!!
I also learned that I missed this year’s Bathurst 1000 last weekend😣
Hopefully the Scouts will get a better fundraising partner with better product next time.