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Cub Scout is top Nevada popcorn seller

by Debbie Lambin

Jeff Lambin, second year Webelos Cub Scout in Pack 409 of Gardnerville, again became Nevada Area Council Boy Scouts top seller of the Northern Nevada area.

Jeff, who recently turned 11 years old, earned this award for the second straight year for selling Trail’s End Gourmet Popcorn. He is a resident of Gardnerville and attends the 5th grade at Minden Elementary School. Jeff is in his 5th and last year of Cub Scouts and sold $3,100 worth of popcorn.

His younger brother, John-Henry, 6 years old and in 1st grade at Minden Elementary, sold an additional $1,000. John-Henry is in his first year as a Tiger Cub Scout.

The boys, along with 20 other Scouts, spent weekends at Major Video and Smith’s Food Store in Gardnerville, selling popcorn to all the patrons of the stores. The key to selling popcorn for both Jeff and John-Henry’s sales came from this year’s “Show and Sell” days, calling the people who purchased last year and going door to door.

Both boys earned a pair of Adidas hiking shoes along with a backpack and GPS tracking system.

This year, Jeff thought he had won a gift certificate to Camp Fleishmann in Susanville, Calif., with his dad, as he did last year.

“What a surprise it was when they called Jeff to tell him that he didn’t earn Camp Fleishmann, but rather a trip for four to Disneyland (airfare, lodging and tickets to the park),” said his mother Debbie Lambin, who is a Cub Scout leader. “The family was very excited to hear the good news and will enjoy benefiting from his hard work!”

“Selling popcorn is a family and den thing to do,” said Jeff. “It was fun and we met so many nice people.”

“Jeff is looking forward not only to Disneyland, but also receiving the ‘Arrow of Light’ award, the highest honor in Cub Scouting, equivalent to an Eagle award in Boy Scouts,” said Mrs. Lambin. “Jeff loves Scouting and all that it represents. It has helped him to grow not only as a Scout but also as a young man.”

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