Popcorn Program 
Face it parents: we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We either worked or helped to earn our rewards: money, an activity with friends, or something we wanted. Scouting still believes in and stands for the core value of earning!

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
  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards including gift cards and prizes
  • 73% of each sale comes back to support local Scouting

Sales Goals:

This year, our goal is for each Scout to sell at least $500 worth of popcorn. This should be easy to do by just participating in site sales.  Also, selling at work or door-to-door can be a great way to earn money for the Pack.


Site-Sales: Important! Read this!

To make selling popcorn as easy as possible, I've arranged for several site-sales at local businesses in our area.  To begin with, sign up for a site-sales at the link below.  
  • Scouts should participate in as many site-sales as possible.  I'd like to ask that each Scout sign up for at least two site sales.

More Ways to Sell:                                                                                               
Take Order Sales: 
  • Contact the Kernel, get an order form and start taking orders.
  • Turn in your take order forms as soon as possible.
  • All take order sales must be completed by October 14th.                     
  • On Friday, November 10th, the Scout picks up order (details pending).                         
Site Sales: September 16 
  • Sign up for a site-sale: See link above.
  • Check out popcorn from the Kernel.
  • Return earnings and unsold popcorn as soon as possible.
Door-to-door: September 16 
  • Check out an assortment of popcorn from the Kernel.
  • With an adult, sell popcorn door to door.  
  • Return earnings and unsold popcorn as soon as possible.
Selling at Work: September 16 
  • Mom and/or Dad take an order form to work.
  • Fellow co-workers write their order on the order form.
  • Mom and/or Dad deliver product and collect the money.
  • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)

Prizes and Rewards:
  • Receive gift cards from Trails-End (see order forms)
  • Den Reward for sales and participation 
  • Top Individual Sellers Reward  
  • Sell over $1000 and receive 2 free Mariners tickets
  • Sell over $2000 and join other high sellers for a free day at Gameworks.

Fundraising Uses:

Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents.  Here is a just a small sampling of activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:
  • Pack T-shirt, Neckerchief, Slide, badges
  • Birdhouse kits and construction
  • Pack meeting refreshments
  • Pinewood derby kits, trophies, track and pizza party
  • Spring Rocket Launch
  • Movie Nights
  • Family Picnic
  • Rain Gutter Regatta boat kits & party
  • Cub World camping
  • Scout patches, badges and recognition awards

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Parent Action Items
  • Pack Meeting           September 17th             
  • Sign up for site-sales       
  • Get an order form and take it to work               
  • Take your son and sell popcorn door-to-door     
  • Questions?   Call Mike 206-992-4162, or email: mikekabalin@ yahoo.com

Things You'll Need For Site-Sales
  
   1) Small table 
   2) Pen and Paper
   3) Chair for Parent
   4) Phone to contact Kernel
   5) A container for donations
   6) Optional: posters, signs

Reminder: 

Your Scout should be in his     uniform.

Important Dates
  • September 16: Site-sale begins.                  
  • October 15th: Deadline to return un-sold product to Kernel          
  • October 15th:         SALE ENDS!!                
  • November: Prize Orders Due                  
  • November 10th: Take Order Popcorn Distribution                  
  • Distribution of Prizes: Date To be Determined