Get Popping with the 2012 Popcorn Sale!
Building a strong annual program is a great way to keep your Scouts active and interested in the Scouting program. Funding your program is equally important, as Scouts benefit from paying their own way.
The council’s money-earning project is the annual popcorn sale. With a little imagination, many units have raised sizable amounts of money for unit accounts.
Units need a secure and stable source of income that a strong popcorn sale can provide. Monies raised by units have been used to cover the cost of badges and advancement, special events, camp fees, as well as registration fees. Units can create an account for each Scout who sells and allow individuals to use those funds for camps and events.
The popcorn sale also benefits the council as a whole by helping us serve volunteer leaders and members by providing better programs and camping facilities. When your pack, troop, or crew is establishing its budget, make popcorn part of that plan. Try establishing a unit or per-youth goal to meet the budgeted needs for the entire year of Scouting for each youth member. Units that establish a goal, raise twice as mush as those who don’t. Remember – units that are financially sound can spend more time and resources providing a fun, challenging, and affordable year-round program!
If you need help with any questions please contact either Kristin McFarland email@example.com or Justin Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also reach them by phone at 520-750-0385. You can also contact your District Executive or your District Popcorn Kernal with questions or concerns regarding Popcorn as well.
Council Top 10 Selling Units for 2011
1. Pack 168 $25,584.00
2. Pack 209 $23,236.00
3. Pack 231 $16,758.00
4. Pack 261 $13,108.00
5. Pack 733 $12,153.00
6. Pack 303 $11,378.00
7. Pack 211 $11,081.00
8. Pack 772 $10,946.00
9. Pack 209 $10,912.00
10. Pack 776 $10,907.00
2012 Popcorn Important Dates to Remember
District Popcorn Kick-offs: Kick-offs will be held at the August Roundtable for each district
Show-N-Sell Orders Due: August 27, 2012
Show-N-Sell Distribution: September 8, 2012
Store Front Sales: September 8 – October 21, 2012.
Popcorn Returns Begin: October 22, 2012
Show-N-Sell & Take Order Money due: October 22, 2012
Take Orders Due: October 22, 2012
Product Returns End: October 22, 2012
Take Order Distribution: November 3, 2012
Prize Orders Due in System: November 5, 2012
Accounts Closed: November 12, 2012
Commissions out to units: The plan is to have commissions deposited into unit sundry accounts by Thanksgiving.
$900 Scout Incentive: January 18 – 19, 2012
More information will be posted on this page over the next several weeks. New information includes:
- Product Line up
- Weekly Prize Drawings
- Online Sales Incentives
- New $600 Trails-End Incentive
- And much, much more. Check back often to see all the updates!
Unit and District Responsibilities:
Unit Popcorn Kernel Responsibilities
District Popcorn Kernel Responsibilities
District Marketing Kernel Responsibilities
District Kick-Off Kernel Responsibilities
District Distribution Kernel Responsibilities