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Marietta boy scout setting records

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A Marietta boy scout is setting records, despite great odds.

Alexander Cuthrell, 14, sold nearly $12,000 worth of popcorn this year, and he did it the old-fashioned way. "I did most of my selling door-to-door," said Alexander.

On top of that, Alexander has Asperger Syndrome, a form of Autism that hinders social and verbal skills.

While Alexander enjoys the recognition his sales bring, his dad, Brian Cuthrell, said the greatest reward is the life lesson his son is getting. "Going door-to-door really helps his social skills. Once he meets someone, he remembers to ask about their kids, even their dogs."

The whole family pitches in to help Alexander sell popcorn, including his two younger sisters. "Sometimes it can be hard, but it's worth it," said Olivia Cuthrell, 10. The family estimated they spent 140 hours selling the popcorn, and at least another 140 delivering it.

Alexander will be honored May 10 when he leads the parade at the Atlanta Braves Game for Scout Day.

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