At Girl Scout Cookie Time, What Can Boy Scouts Sell? Bacon, Beer, and Girlie Mags
|We have some ideas on how Boy Scouts can beat the girls at their own game.|
Yup, dozens of little green hustlers swarming all over you whenever you try to enter a supermarket or big-box retail establishment. Trying to sell you boxes of overpriced chemical-laden cookies that are basically the same taste and quality as the crap you can buy any time of the year at Publix...but because of a great marketing campaign (or the allure of a cute pig-tailed tot), you're salivating like Pavlov's dog at the thought of a Trefoil or Thin Mint.
Thinking of this annual onslaught made us think of the Boy Scouts and why they don't sell cookies. In fact, Boy Scouts do sell something -- popcorn.
The Trail's End website sells popcorn, trail mix, and pretzels -- all benefiting the Boy Scouts of America. Trouble is, outside of a movie theater does anyone really eat popcorn? And does anyone ever eat trail mix, the unholy marriage of peanuts, raisins, and M&M's?
If the Boy Scouts are ever going to beat the girls at their own game, they've got to sell something a little more interesting...here are some suggestions:
A sure fire winner in the sales department, this meat candy is loved by all. While popcorn can only be enjoyed while watching a movie (possibly hinting to the need to be distracted from the fact you're eating something completely devoid of taste until you dress it with salt and butter-flavored machine lubricant), bacon can be enjoyed everywhere. This is one sure-fire fundraiser.
Boy Scout Beer -- we like the ring of it. What can possibly be more American than beer and Boy Scouts? Throw in the flag and a golden retriever and you've got yourself a Chevy commercial! Plus, beer is something that every household needs, unlike popcorn.