Chattanooga-area Boy Scouts trade popcorn for MoonPies in fall fundraiser

Contributed Photo from Chattanooga Bakery / The Boy Scouts of America Cherokee Area Council will sell five flavors of mini MoonPies: chocolate, vanilla, banana, mint chocolate and pumpkin spice.

Call it sweet surrender. After decades of pushing popcorn, local Boy Scouts have a new product for their fall fundraiser.

Starting this weekend, Scouts will be selling MoonPies in neighborhood walkabouts and outside select Food City stores. Elder's Ace Hardware and Walmart stores will be next.

If you live in Ringgold, Georgia, you can even find a MoonPie drive-through on Saturday at Ringgold United Methodist Church, compliments of Cub Scout Pack 3177.

The new partnership benefits "two 100-year-old-plus brands," said Tory Johnston, vice president of marketing for Chattanooga Bakery, which has made the tasty treats since 1917.

"MoonPies are all about families and generations and traditions, and that's what the Scouts are about, too."