Popcorn

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.

Click here to give us your feedback on the 2014 Popcorn Sale.

 

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.

2015 Popcorn Calendar

Trail's End Scholarship Enrollment Form

 

For Kernels Training Preparation

7 Reasons Boy Scouts should Sell 
Tips & Best Practices
Reccommended Timeline
Recommended Job Descriptions
Trail's End FAQ

Unit Commission Requirements
New Kernel Training
Unit Kernel Training PowerPoint     
Video: Leader Tips

Unit Sales History (2011-2013)
Unit Potential Worksheet
Ideal Year of Scouting Worksheet
Best Show-N-Sell Locations
Show-N-Sell: What to Order
Show-N-Sell Ordering Worksheet

Sales   Kickoff

Answers to Buying Objections
Answers to Selling Objections
How to Sell to 30 Customers
Online Reg & Selling Steps
Military Receipts
Sample Scripts 
Show-N-Sell Tally Form 
Show-N-Deliver Tips

Customer Tracking Sheet
Plastic for Popcorn
Popcorn Guy on Readers
Square Reader PowerPoint 
Den Tracking Poster
How to Use Tracking Spreadsheets
Tracking: Den or Patrol Summary
Tracking: Scout Summary
Tracking: Unit Summary

 

How to Host a Great Kickoff
Sales Goal Poster
Kickoff Template for PowerPoint
Scout Incentive Template
PowerPoint for Parents
Video:Popcorn Motivation
Video: Tips for Parents
Video: What is Possible?
 

Selling Online Placing the Unit Order Prizes

Setting Up Online Accounts
Online System Log-in

 

How to Use the Trails-End System
(PowerPoint)

 

Unit Incentive Ideas
Scholarship Enrollment Form
 

 
 
 

 

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)

ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 7:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)