Stomachs Turn Over Cub Scout Popcorn Theft
Businesses get the appetite to help out
Waverly- Popcorn sold for fundraising stolen from Waverly Cub Scouts. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Waverly, NE -- Church secretary Dawn Schomaker is still puzzled why someone broke into this garage to steal popcorn. Cubs Scout Pack 76 was storing it here to later sell for a fundraiser. Schomaker says, "It's like you steal from a church and then you're stealing from kids on top of it."
Late last month someone ripped off about $1,300 worth of popcorn leaving the 37 boys without a crucial tool to raise money. Fifth grader Jax Stander says, "Yeah, it was a big bummer." Stander has been in cub scouts since he can remember. He was supposed to help sell those packs of popcorn. "It hurt me because who would steal something for a tradition that's been going on for 100 years?".
When word got out of the bag that someone got away with a good chunk of popcorn, local business owners came to the rescue and raised money. Mark Schmit was a member of Pack 76 more than 30-years ago. he chipped in some cash but is still disgusted someone would steal from kids. Schmit says, "Go and get a real job. Go get a job. Don't steal. That's really rude probably but that's my honest opinion. Don't steal. Go to work."
The pack is supposed to sell their packs of popcorn at local businesses this weekend. the group's leader isn't sure if they'll have enough to actually sell. So now they're just waiting, hoping whoever did it gets caught. Stander says, "Why did you do this? You're just stealing from a bunch of boys that are just trying to get stuff for camping." Police haven't made any arrests. A relief fund for the pack has been set up at Horizon Bank.