2012 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

Sales Goals:

Below are the goals you and your Scout should strive for...
  • $250.00 per Scout - Tiger Cubs
  • $300.00 per Scout - Wolf Cubs
  • $350.00 per Scout - Bear Cubs
  • $450.00 per Scout - Webelos

Ways to Sell:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                    
Show and Sell
  • The pack preorders a quantity of popcorn to have available for organised show and sell events.
  • The Scout, with his Akela can sign up to participate in show and sell events.
  • The scouts participating in the show and sell events will receive sales credit toward their total sales. This is based on the average sales and the numbe of events attended.
  • Check the calendar for show and sell times and other important details.
Take Orders
  • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form.  Take Order Forms will provided during the Popcorn Kickoff 
  • 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.
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. All popcorn must be paid for when the order forms are submitted.)
Selling Online
  • 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 http://www.trails-end.com/trailsend/scouts/
  • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.

Signing up for Show and Sells

  • Invitations will be sent out by email in advance of the scheduled Show and Sell.
  • Scouts should participate in as many Show and Sells as possible  

Prizes and Rewards:
  • Receive gift cards from Trail-End (see order forms)
  • Den Reward for sales and participation (Laser tag party at Fun Junction)
  • Top Individual Sellers Reward (Family Fun Night Prize Pack) 

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 the 2011/11 activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:
  •  Pack T-shirts, Neckerchief, Slide
  •  Go kart racing
  •  Pack meeting refreshments
  •  Pinewood derby kits, trophies, track and pizza party
  •  Family Picnic
  •  Rain Gutter Regatta boat kits & party
  •  Highland Forrest camping
  •  Scout patches, badges and recognition awards

Parent Action Items

Popcorn Sales Begin
September 15

Order Forms Due
October 26

Order Pickup
TBA


Show and Sell Dates

TBA
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