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Popcorn

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2019 Popcorn Sale!

There are plenty of good reasons for your Scouts to take part in the annual popcorn sale. Scouts can earn money for camp and activities throughout the year and they learn valuable skills like teamwork, goal setting, time management and salesmanship – just to name a few. Scouts gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment, the popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting!

Sign up to sell popcorn by clicking the first button below. If you are an adult who is looking for more information for this year's popcorn sale, sign up to receive the Butter Bulletin or join the Facebook Popcorn Group by clicking the buttons below.

Register Here  Facebook  Butter Bulletin


New Popcorn Sale Resources

 

COMING SOON! Download the Leader's Guide Here

NEW! Trails-End Popcorn Ordering System & Sales

NEW! Download the Trails-End Mobile App

NEW! How-to-use App Videos

NEW! Prize Sheet - Amazon Gift Card Program

NEW! Free shipping on online sales

NEW! Popcorn Order Form


Sign up for the Laurel Highlands Council Kick-Off

Please make sure you have a representative there from your Scout unit to hear about the NEW and exciting changes for this year's popcorn sale, and learn how to fund your unit for this year's Scouting activities.

  • New kernel and returning kernel refresher
  • Learn the Trails-End system and learn about the new mobile app
  • Pick up your Popcorn Kit
    • Order forms
    • Prize sheets
    • Unit prize incentive
    • Tasting kits x2
    • Advancement information sheets
    • $100 checklist
    • Military bucket
    • Pie in the face kit
  • Review the leader's guide
  • Teach Scouts how to sell
  • Door prizes for attending the kick-off
  • Learn about new incentives from Trails-End

ALL Popcorn Training will be held on August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up by clicking the location that works best for you! 

Ebensburg Area  Pittsburgh Area

District Popcorn Trainings
Flag Plaza 1275 Bedford, Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 August 1 
St. Michael's Church St. Michael, PA August 1 
Impact Christian Church 330 Hookstown Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 August 6 
Baldwin Community United Methodist Church 5001 Baptist Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 August 7
Cumberland Scout Shop 14416 McMullen Hwy SW, Cumberland, MD 21502 July 31
St. Catherine of Sweden Church, Farmer Hall 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 August 5
Fairfield Inn and Suites 117 Tollgate Road, Somerset, PA 15501 August 13
Holiday Inn - Express, Southpointe 4000 Horizon Vue Drive, Cannonsburg, PA15137 August 14
Johnstown Scout Shop 500 Galleria Drive, #180, Johnstown, PA 15904 August 15
Flag Plaza  1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 September 4

New App - Live Webinar will be held on various dates from June 20th to September 12th.

All training begin at 6:30 p.m. Register for the Live Webinar by clicking here.


Important Dates

Show-N-Sell Orders Due Friday, August 16
Show-N-Sell Sorting/Delivery Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24
Saturday Switch Saturday, September 7
Saturday Switch Saturday, September 21
Saturday Switch Saturday, October 5
Saturday Switch Saturday, October 19
Take Orders Due Friday, November 1
Take Order Sorting and Distribution Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16
MONEY DUE Monday, December 2

 


Ways To Sell

1. Show-n-Sell
Scouts have popcron in hand to show and sell to customers. Units can request persmission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-Sell orders are due by August 16, 2019.
How to - Store Front Sales

2. Take Order Sales
Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Customers choose the products he or she wants to buy, writes their order on the order form, and pays the Scout for thier purchase. Popcorn will be picked up by units. From there the Scouts can deliver popcorn to thier customers. Take orders are due by November 1, 2019.
NEW! Trails-End App

3. Online Popcorn Sales
Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the Scholarship Program. Particiapsnt can send emails asking people to purchase products online. The email should include a link allowing the customer to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with credit card, and the products are shippped directly to the customer. The advantages to onlines sales are that the Scouts do not have to collect money or deliver products. NEW! Shipping is complimentary! 
How to Sell Online


Commission Plan

Base commission = 30%

A completed sales plan with TWO adult volunteers in attendence = +1%

$1,500 sold in both Show-N-Sell AND Take Order = +2% 

A 10% increase in your unit sales from last year = +2%

This means you can EARN up to 35% commission!

Bonus Commission

Unit Commission Incentive Sheet

Be on the look out for more information about the Sky Zone incentive!


Distribution 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Beaver Valley and Seneca Districts
Parks Moving and Storage | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7401 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086
(Continued on Saturday, August 24, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM)

Chestnut Ridge, Forbes Trail, Fort Bedford, and Keystone Districts
Johnstown Construction | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
124 Donald Lane, Johnstown, PA 15904

Chief Logan District
Smith Transport | 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
13985 S. Eagle Valley Road, Tyrone, PA 16686
(Continued on Saturday, August 24, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM)

Eagle Valley and Lackawanna Districts
Pittsburgh Food Bank | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1 N Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110
(Continued on Saturday, August 24, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM)

Frontier and Japeechen Districts
Gordon Terminal Supply | 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
1000 Agnes Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(Continued on Saturday, August 24, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM)

General Greene, Mingo Trails, and Mon Valley Districts
Fairmont Supply | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
437 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301

Potomac District
General Graphics | 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
12103 Industrial Park Street, Cumberland, MD 21502


Questions?

Contact your local District Executive representatives:

Beaver Valley District Executive, Brian Beech, Phone Number
Beaver Valley District Kernel

Chestnut Ridge and Keystone District Executive, Elaine Smith, 814-242-4818
Chestnut Ridge District Kernel

Chief Logan District Executive, Nathan Madison, 814-619-9219
Chief Logan District Kernel

Eagle Valley District Executive, Emily Zapach, 724-249-6623
Eagle Valley District Kernel 

Forbes Trail and Fort Bedford Field Director, Michele Brenneman, 814-242-1311
Forbes Trail District Kernel
Fort Bedford District Kernel

Frontier District Executive, Kara Russo, 412-889-8832
Frontier District Kernel

Japeechen and Seneca District Director, Alex Stavros, 330-325-5163
Japeechen District Kernel
Seneca District Kernel 

Lackawanna District Executive, Grace Thomson, Phone Number
Lackawanna District Kernel

Mingo Trails, Mon Valley, General Greene District Director, Dan Lindh, 724-699-3619
Mingo Trails District Kernel
Mon Valley District Kernel
General Greene District Kernel

Potomac District Executive, Tim Elder, 240-513-5220
Potomac District Kernel

Field Director Alleghany County, Alahna O'Brien, 724-309-3552