The Popcorn Sale is Important!
• Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
• Units have the ability to fund their entire year’s program through the popcorn sale alone (45% of selling Units lastyear achieved this). We have also changed the ordering guidelines and Units are allowed to order by container and not by the full case (Take Order only). This reduces the risk of having left over product at the end of the sale.
• The popcorn sale helps the Council raise money for improving the summer camp facilities/building new camp locations, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and helping us get to know and serve the needs of our volunteers and Units better.
To participate in the 2015 Popcorn Sale, please register here.
Unit Commitment and Goal
Make sure the Unit is registered by taking the survey on the popcorn website (make sure both a June and August training/kickoff are selected; these can be changed later if necessary). Set a goal for the Unit (research showed sales were 170% higher among Scouts who set a sales goal, and 89% higher among Units that set a sales goal). Total sales must be increased by 10% to qualify for the 38% commission (multiply last year’s total sale by 1.1 for a goal for this year that is 10% higher than last year). You can also break the Unit goal down to individual Scouts based on number of Scouts in the Unit and how many participated last year.
Popcorn Sale Resources
There are plenty of good reasons for your Scouts to take part in the annual popcorn sale! Besides the money that can be earned for camp and Scouting activities throughout the year, Scouts learn valuable skills like teamwork, goal setting, time management and salesmanship - just to name a few.
These resources have all sorts of useful information to aid you and your Unit in the popcorn sale and, as always, we are here to help answer any questions that you may have. Just email Emily Rendini.