Scouts learn how to be better salesmen

RENO, Nev (KOLO) -- Hundreds of local cub scouts learned a valuable lesson Saturday evening.

The scouts underwent training to sell popcorn for their annual fundraiser. This is a first-time event for kids on how to be better salesmen.

Organizers say they do the fundraiser once a year. It kicks off in August and continues through October. On average, organizers say through fundraising they raise about $500,000. One Cub Scout already has his goal in sight.

"Last time I did 106, so I'm going up and up until I get the amount that I want," said Drake Dosch, Cub Scout.

"If you see a scout out there and he is trying to earn his way, support him because there is no other program where kids are earning salesmanship skills. These life skills that will actually help turn around and help them later on in life," said Pat Dannenberg, Boy Scouts of America, Nevada Area Council Field Director.

The funds raised will be used for adventures scouts go on.