2016 Popcorn Program

Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents.  Here is a just a small sampling of the previous and/or potential activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:

  •  Pinewood derby kits, trophies, track, etc
  •  Blue & Gold Picnic
  •  Scout patches, badges and recognition awards
  •  Offsetting costs of overnights
  •  Pack T-shirts, Neckerchiefs, Slides and Handbooks
  •  Pack meeting activities

If we can increase our fundraising efforts, we hope to be able to offset more costs of Scouting for everyone. Some Packs earn enough selling popcorn to pay for all costs of Scouting every year, including Den dues and outings as well as all costs of Pack overnight and camping events.

Benefits to Your Scout and Family include:

  • 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
  • Scouts can earn their way to an adventure at a Pack Sleepover

Remember to ask people to support your year in scouting!


IMPORTANT DATES:

- Kick-off is NOW, and we are selling though 10/28 (no exceptions)

- 9/17 - Popcorn ready for Show’N’Delivers (neighborhood walks) and Show’N’Sells

- 9/30 - Extra forms at the September Pack Meeting

- weekend of 11/19 - Take Order Popcorn pick up



UPCOMING SHOW & SELLS:

COMING SOON



ONLINE SALES:

Create an account at sell.trails-end.com.

You'll be provided a link which can be used for remote sales (sent to relatives, remote friends, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.).

Popcorn is shipped directly, and you will get the credit for the sale! 



SALES GOALS:

Below are the goals Scouts should strive for...

·       $100.00 per Scout - Tiger Cubs

·       $150.00 per Scout - Wolf Cubs

·       $200.00 per Scout - Bear Cubs

·       $250.00 per Scout - Webelos


Ways to Sell:                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Show and Deliver

  • The Scout requests popcorn on consignment (variety could vary).  The Scout carries Trail's End Popcorn with him (in a wagon, van or car) and is able to fulfill the customer's popcorn order right away.  He sells what he can and returns the rest with the payment for what has been sold

Take Orders

  • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form. 
  • 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.
  • Don't forget businesses often like to reward their best customers. Suggest that the customers might really appreciate that the business supports Scouting when the business rewards them with Scouting Popcorn! 

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.
  • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)
  • Individual microwave popcorn sells really well, especially when someone pops it in the microwave at work and the scent makes everyone hungry for popcorn! A small sign next to the microwave telling people where they can buy some of their own is very effective.

Selling Online

  • Scout (with the help of parents) set-up an online account to take orders, at Scout Online Account Registration be sure to register Pack 22, we are Knox Trail Council, Liberty District, Pack 0022 - Amvets Post 79.
  • 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 Support A Scout
  • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.

Scouts can also create their own Show and Sell 

  • By reaching out to local businesses and getting permission to set up a table for sales.  If you do, be sure to let us know.  We're happy to help you help us by coordinating other Scout's participation and providing the popcorn!




 
Show and Sell
sign-up

Our First Show 'N Sell:




Parent Action Items

Popcorn Sales Begin
September 9

Take Order & Prize Order Forms & Payment Due & unsold Show n Sell popcorn must be returned
October 28


Successful Selling Ideas from Scouts

Wear your uniform and bring popcorn and order forms whenever you think you might have an impromptu opportunity to sell.

Scouts can set up Show n Sells and let the Popcorn Kernel know if they would like other Scouts to help. We'll put it on the signup sheet and send out emails alerting other Scouts

You can also take orders at any Show n Sell

Parents can help their Scouts to log in to the popcorn site and send links to invite distant friends and relatives to help support their scouting

Check with your place of worship to find out if you can sell popcorn in front of the building after service.

Ask at businesses you or your parents regularly patronize if they would like to support your scouting by buying popcorn.

If there are multiple stores in a shopping center, there may be multiple opportunities for sales or a Show and Sell

Outside the train stations - Friday afternoons (payday!) may be worthwhile. Or take orders anytime