Grandfather, scout leader stakes head for good causes

Jacob Schafer checks out his grandfather Arthur Kolbet's
new hairdo after Kolbet had his head shaved by Boy Scouts
Pack 32 Monday evening. The scouts earned the honor of
shaving Kolbet's hair if they reached their popcorn sales goal.

It wasn’t the first time Arthur Kolbet had his head shaved, and it probably won’t be the last.

The den leader for his grandson’s Webelow Scout troop in Hastings Boy Scout Pack 32 did what many school principals, celebrities and others have done in order to raise awareness for a cause or program — he set a dollar amount, and then put his wavy, shoulder-length head of hair on the line.

“We set the goal of $10,000 in popcorn sales this year. That was the objective,” said Pack 32 Scout Master Travis Erickson. “We wanted to give the boys something to work toward, and then we needed to have some prizes to motivate them.”

So, the boys had their mission. They rang doorbells and called family members, selling popcorn bags and tins that range in price from $10-$60, for most of the month of October.

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