Hustled by the Boy Scouts

Hustled by the Boy Scouts

These two nice Boy Scouts just sold me an $8 can of caramel corn. And I’m happy about that? Sure, why not. They were very courteous and were very persuasive. I even let them keep the $2 change I was owed.

They were stationed outside of the firehouse on Hyde Park Square, next to where I just had my hair cut. I told them I’d post this, so, hey guys!

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

1 thought on “Hustled by the Boy Scouts”

  1. What a nice guy! I’ve lived in Cincinnati now for 15 years. In 7 different neighborhoods. I have never had the Girl Scouts or the Boy Scouts come to my door for their fundraisers. Which is strangely compounded by the fact that I’ve worked for the BSA for 15 years.
    So I do get some popcorn for free…….

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