Did you know that it costs far more than your registration fee to deliver all of the fun events and supplies for your son’s year of Scouting?
This is our big fund raiser for the year! Most of this is funded by the pack and the pack counts on our commission from the annual popcorn sales drive to generate the funds we need to deliver the Scouting program to the boys.
Our “Popcorn Kernel” (Popcorn sales drive coordinator) is Juana Quinones, and she has done an amazing job of securing locations and dates for “Sit & Sells” at local stores. Take advantage of this! If your boy spends a couple of hours at a Sit & Sell he WILL generate sales and that helps the pack so much! Please coordinate with your den leaders ASAP to schedule some Sit & Sell time slots for your Scout.
Your scout can win prizes from the local Boy Scout district, depending upon how much he sells.
There are a few ways to sell the popcorn:
- Sit & Sells
- Going door-to-door (or desk-to-desk at your workplace!) with the sales worksheet/poster to do “Take Orders” (you write down the order, collect the money, and then we receive the popcorn a few weeks later for you to deliver to the purchaser.
- Selling online
We ask that each boy try to sell at least $400 worth of product. Of course, the requirement is simply that he do his best. Remember that this is an outstanding opportunity for your son to develop skills, including confidently speaking to people and sales, that could serve him well for the rest of his life.
Should you choose for your scout not to participate in the annual Popcorn Sales program at all, we ask that for a $150 contribution to the pack as an “opt out”.
- ACTION REQUIRED > Get your son signed up on http://sell.trails-end.com/ to do online sales and to track his orders.
- ACTION REQUIRED > Work with your den leaders to secure at least a few Sit & Sell time slots to sell at local stores on the days we have reserved.
- ACTION REQUIRED > Get the product info poster from your den leaders and sell to your family, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
Important dates for Popcorn Sales:
|Sept 8th||Pack leaders will pick up our initial shipment of popcorn.
The product will be divided up between dens and made
available to scouts to sell.
|Oct. 26th||Final day to return unopened product needs to be delivered to the pack Kernel (Juana).|
|Oct 28th||Each den’s take orders due.|
|Nov 17th||Final popcorn distribution (take orders). Take order popcorn will be distributed
to Den leaders to distributed to scouts to deliver to customers.
|Nov 24rd||Prize orders due.|