Local Cub Scout sets Fundraising Record
Dec 22,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

A Sisters Cub Scout has set a regional fundraising record, besting Scouts from throughout Central and Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Ross Grant of Pack 139 sold $3,915 worth of popcorn to become the top seller in the Crater Lake Council, which covers Central and Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Ross was recently awarded a new Dell computer, earned money toward a college scholarship, will be provided free attendance at Scout Camp, and received gift cards and other prizes.

The eight-year old Cub Scout attends Sisters Elementary, where he made some of his sales, though most were at Ray's Food Place in Sisters, at soccer games, through friends, family, neighbors, co-workers of his parents, and by "talking to everyone he could", according to his mother, Sue Grant.

Popcorn sale funds are used by local Scout councils and districts to fund a variety of activities including camp scholarships, equipment, and uniforms. More information is available by calling the Scout office at 382-4647 or visiting www.craterlakecouncil.org/fremont.

Who are Central Oregon's Boy Scouts?

The largest civic leadership training, conservation and community service group in the region, Fremont District of the Crater Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 1,600 boys and young men and women age six to 18 in Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture, and Varsity. Scouts and almost 500 volunteer leaders provide over 380,000 hours annually of community service, leadership training, emergency medical response training, environmental restoration, disaster preparedness and assistance to citizens of the three-county region. The Fremont District serves Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties.