Why sell popcorn?
By working on a money-earning project, Scouts have the opportunity to learn how to earn the money it takes to operate their Pack or Troop or make a donation to a charity. Plus, you will raise money! Units get 35% commission. In the Fall of 2013, Units raised money for a trip to the USS Intrepid, out-of-state campground fees for overnight trips, a night at the Norwalk Aquarium, amongst other great activities. Thanks to the relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and Trails End Popcorn
, Scouts can easily sell delicious popcorn to benefit their unit.
How to sell popcorn?
There are 3 ways to sell popcorn and earn money for your Pack or Troop. First, there's the "Show and Sell"
technique where you purchase popcorn before hand and sell it to interested customers at locations such as grocery stores, banks, etc. Then there's the "Take Order"
technique where you pre-order popcorn from friends and family. Finally, you can direct popcorn lovers to the website to order their own popcorn online
with the profits going to your Unit.
35% of sales go straight to your Unit. Prizes are paid for by Council!
Instructions on selling:
Kernel Helpful Notes:
When to sell popcorn?
Show And Sell online order deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 2:00PM EDT
Show And Sell pickup: Seton Scout Reservation Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:30-11:00AM EDT
Take Order online entry order: Wednesday November 12, 2014 @ 2:00PM EST
Take Order pickup: Seton Scout Reservation: Saturday, November 22, 2014 10AM-12PM EST
As Scouts do their popcorn sales, they will collect money from their customers and the Pack/Troop Popcorn Kernel collects money & order forms for the Pack account. Please be sure customers address checks to the Pack or Troop.
Council sends ONE invoice to each Pack/Troop in November totaling Show & Sell and Take Order.
Please send ONLY one or two representatives from your Pack or Troop to pick up popcorn at Seton for distribution at your Pack or Troop meeting.
Popcorn is sold in the fall. If your Unit is interested in selling in Fall 2014, please contact District Executive Kevin Piro for additional information, 203-869-8424 x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org