2017 Popcorn Program

Face it parents: we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We worked (or helped) to earn our rewards. Scouting still believes in - and stands for - the core value of earning what you get.

Benefits to Our Pack

We hope to make this our ONLY fundraiser for the year!  Selling Popcorn makes Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents.   This allows us to purchase awards and recognitions, keep our website, pay for expenses, supplies, and everything our Pack needs to run a well rounded program.  Let's do a good job and get it done!

Benefits to Your Scout and Family
  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals
  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition
  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout
  • Can help a Scout get to a camp, go on a hike, accomplish an achievement.
  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards including gift cards and prizes
Prizes and Rewards
  • Receive gift cards and prizes from Trail-End (see order forms)
  • Top in Pack and in Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear and Webelos dens earn a giftcard to the Scout shop.
Things To Know
  • Scouts will receive order forms in the mail, or order forms can be downloaded  at https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Order-Sheet-w-Prize-Information.pdf 
  • You must collect money at the time of taking an order
  • Checks should be made out to Cub Scout Pack 208
  • Keep in mind, if you order popcorn, you must pay for it
  • Popcorn cannot be returned once ordered
Selling Tips
  • ALWAYS wear your uniform
  • ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself
  • ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling popcorn
  • KNOW the different kinds of popcorn you are selling
  • ALWAYS say "Thank You"
  • ALWAYS make a copy of your order form
  • ALWAYS have a clean order form with a pen
  • BE SURE to get customer email addresses to send them a "Thank You" email after the sale, reminding them they can re-order online.
Safety Tips
  • NEVER enter anyone's home
  • NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
  • DON'T carry large amounts of cash with you
  • ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
  • ALWAYS sell with another scout or with an adult
Ways to Sell:
  • Take Orders
    • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form.  Take Order Forms will provided during the Popcorn Kickoff 
    • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money.
    • The Scout processes the order and delivers the Popcorn to the Customer in a few weeks.
  • Selling at Work
    • Mom and/or Dad take an order form to their work.
    • Fellow co-workers write their order on the order form.
    • Mom and/or Dad deliver product and collect the money in a few weeks but preferably at time of taking an order.
    • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)
  • Selling Online
    • The Scout communicates his Order Key via email, phone, and so on, to potential or existing customers. The Customer can go online and purchase popcorn with a Credit Card  at http://www.trails-end.com/trailsend/scouts/
    • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.
    • Use "Pack 0208" and "Knoxtrail Council"  (Powder Keg District) when setting up your online account

Parent Action Items
  • Setup an Online Selling Account for Your Scout
  • Order forms should be received in the Mail
  • You must collect money at time of the order
  • All Checks made out to "Cub Scout Pack 208"

Benchmark Dates

Sept. 13
Pack Popcorn Kickoff

Oct. 24
Orders due

Nov 19 - 20
Pick Up Popcorn Order & Deliver to Your Customers

Who To Contact
 Russell Stein