Atlanta Area Council  
   

Popcorn

Popcorn

Click here to register for the 2017 Popcorn Sale!

Popcorn Training

The Atlanta Area Council and Trail’s End are offering FREE fun and excitement for ALL Scouts.  The event will take place at X-drenaline, a trampoline fun-house with “Ninja Warrior” type obstacle course, dodgeball, foam pit and more!  Click here to see what X-drenaline has to offer.

Scouts will meet the Nation’s # 2 Popcorn seller and top online seller, Beck Garnett.

This event is for your Scout and 1 Adult and will include:

  • A 30-minute discussion with Beck (for the Scouts) and his mother (for the adults) about how he sold $23,000 of popcorn last year.
    • Learn best practices for increasing your Popcorn sales.
  • Free donuts or pizza (dependent on your time-slot) and a drink.
  • 1 hour of All Access fun at X-drenaline.  Includes the required socks.

Sessions will begin at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM.  Each session will last a total of 1 ½  hours.  Scouts are required to attend the 30-minute training with Beck before their 1 hour of All Access play.  Space is extremely limited and registration is required, so Click Here to sign up and pick your time-slot!  Siblings may attend and play for an additional $15 (including food and socks), payable at the front desk.

X-drenaline recommends that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot to turn in waiver(s) and receive socks.

We can’t wait to see you all at this Adventure Fueled by Popcorn!

Why Sell Popcorn?

• 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 last year 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.

How to Sell Popcorn

There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit. Show and sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn. Take order is an order and fulfilment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date. Online sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.

Show and Sell

If your unit is engaging in a Show and Sell, you will need to first identify a local business where you can sell. Your unit should order their inventory by the show and sell deadline of August 30, 2017 and pick it up on September 16, 2017. You may sell the product however you see fit. Any unsold product may be used to fulfill Take Order sales, but may not be returned to the council.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Take Order

If your unit is engaging in a Take Order Sale, you will need to get order forms for your Scouts at the Popcorn Kickoff. There are four popcorn kickoffs thorughout the summer, so feel free to choose the one that is most convenient for your Unit Kernel. Your Scouts can take orders until their unit's deadline , when all order forms must be turned in to the Unit Kernel. The Unit Kernel enters these orders into the online order system by the Take Order Deadline of October 26, 2017 and picks it up on November 11, 2017.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Online Sales

If your Scout is engaging in an Online Sale, you will need to set up an account on the Trail's End online retail site.

Click here to learn more about Scout Online Account Setup.

The Popcorn Selling Cycle

The Annual Popcorn Sale runs from June to December each year. Unit Kernels are trained in June and invited to Council Kickoffs in July. Units should hold their kickoffs and begin selling in August, with sales wrapping up in October. Prizes and recognition are ordered in November and December.

Click here to download the Popcorn Sale Calendar.

Unit Kernel Trainings

All Unit Kernels should register below to attend one Unit Kernel Training in order to receive the Unit Commission Bonus on their sales for the year.

Council Popcorn Kickoffs

All Unit Kernels should register below to attend one Council Popcorn Kickoff in order to receive the Unit Commission Bonus on their sales for the year.

Unit Popcorn Kernels

A Unit Popcorn Kernel encourages Scouts in the unit to participate in the popccorn sale and acts as a liason between the unit and the council throughout the popcorn selling process.

For more information, contact your District Kernel. Click here for a list of contact information for all of the District Popcorn Kernels.

Here are some helpful resources for Unit Kernels:

Unit Popcorn Kickoffs

One of the key responsibilities of the Unit Popcorn Kernel is setting up the Unit Popcorn Kickoff. This is an event at the unit level to get Scouts and their families excited about the popcorn sale.

Here are some important documents to review prior to your unit kickoff:

Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program

Any Scout that sells over $2,500 in popcorn in a single year can have 6% of their sales placed in a schoalrship fund along with 6% of their sales for all subsequent years.

Click here to learn more about how the scholarship program works.

Click here to apply for the Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program.

 

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: 770.989.9912

Hours of Operation:
8:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)