Popcorn Fundraiser

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual Trail's End popcorn sale. Over 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year.

Why Sell?
• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $650 club, $1,800 club and college scholarships.

Each Scout's Popcorn Sales Goal is $300

3 Ways Our Pack Sells:

Online 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 $650 club, $1800 club and scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer. The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run from August 1 to November 18, 2017.

https://www.trails-end.com/register

Take Order Sales

Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after unit kick off through November 28, 2017. Customers choose the product(s) he or she wishes to buy and writes the order on the order form. Scouts collect money at the time the customer orders. Popcorn is delivered to the pack on December 9, 2017.

Selling Tips

ALWAYS wear your uniform.
ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself.
ALWAYS ask your customers to support Scouting.
ALWAYS have a pen ready.
KNOW the popcorn flavors you are selling.
ALWAYS say “Thank You!”

Order Form Turn In Dates

Blitz 1st Round - September 30
Blitz 2nd Round - October 10
Blitz 3rd Round - October 24
FINAL ORDERS - November 28

Show and Sell

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Dens, packs or troops can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Units must agree to use show-n-sell to grow and not replace traditional take order sales.There are four bundle options that can net units between $500 and $3,600. Order and sell multiple bundles to increase unit profits! There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional sales.

Resources

6 Simple Steps to Selling Popcorn
Parent Training Video
Scout Training

Pack 39 Popcorn Fundraiser Presentation

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