2016 Popcorn Sale
27 - October 15
& Sell Signup link
Once again, a number of
local businesses have generously allowed us to sell
popcorn outside their establishments to help raise
funds for our pack activities this year.
Each scout's sales can offset his $75.00 annual pack
dues, and we have other incentives. Procedures
are listed below. A link to the selling
schedule is also provided (above). We are
using the website
"Sign Up Genius" for show & sell scheduling , so
it should always be up-to-date.
The Pack encourages each boy to participate and Do
2016 Popcorn Sale At a Glance
| August 27 through October 15
|Lynn Rosenstock's house
|Store Sales (Show & Sell)
Take Order / Door-to-Door
These are in addition to the
prizes offered by Trail's end.
(These are cumulative!)
- Sell at least 1 item and
join us for Pack Pizza/Ice Cream Party in
- Sell at least $200 and
get a decal pack for your Pinewood Derby
- Sell at least $400 and
pack yearly dues are paid.
- Sell at least $700 and
bonus BB Gun Range target at Camp Garrison
in the spring.
- Sell at least $900 and
earn an upgraded rocket for Rocket Launch
- Be the top seller in your
den, and throw a pie in your den leaders
or Akela's face.
- Be the top seller in the
Pack, and throw a pie in the Cubmaster's
Who to contact for
scheduling or storage unit info
Where is the popcorn
How to safely sell popcorn
(Show & Sell, Take Orders, Internet)
Unit Goals for 2016
- Prizes from Trail's End for different
- Be the top seller in your den and throw
a pie in your den leaders or Akela's face.
- Be the top seller in the Pack and throw
a pie in the Cubmaster's face.
Show & Sell / Store
- Stores are generously allowing us to
solicit at their locations. We must be
courteous and sensitive to store personnel
- Cubs should wear their Class 'A' uniform
(shirts and neckerchiefs) and be polite.
We are representing the Scouting movement and
want to leave a good impression.
- Bring cash so you can make change for
customers. I use a shoe box to hold money
and bring about $120 to start (60 ones, 6
tens). Subtract the initial starting money
when you are done selling to determine how much
- Bring a folding table if you wish to use
- If first to arrive
at a selling location (or you are not taking
over for someone already selling), go inside
and let the staff / manager know you are
- When leaving, if no
one is taking over for you, go inside and let
the staff / manager know you are leaving.
- If you are leaving
and you know someone will be back later in the
day, let the staff / manager know that before
- Do not block a store
entrance, but do set up near it.
- If you wish to sell
popcorn at the last minute, check the schedule
for an open slot. If you show up and
someone else is already selling, be
courteous. Offer to split any sales or
come back at another time.
Popcorn Retrieval & Selling
- Popcorn will be
stored at Lynn Rosenstock's house.
Contact Lynn for access (see below).
- 1st time slot for
the location/day should pick up the popcorn
for selling and the last time slot should
return unsold popcorn the same
day so it is available for the next
day. Do not
hold popcorn overnight unless you are the last
at a time slot one day and the first in a time
slot the next day.
- All unsold popcorn must be
back at Steve's by the end of each day so
Steve can total. We must provide council
with regular updates on how much has been
- Track donations
separate from actual popcorn sales.
Take Orders / Door-To-Door Sales
- Sell door to door
in your neighborhood. Use
common sense safety measures! Cubs
must be accompanied by an adult.
- Take the form to
work and sell to colleagues.
- Remaining take
orders will be filled in the following ways
after Saturday, Oct 15:
- Any leftover
popcorn from show & sell sales will be
used to fill take orders.
- Popcorn that
council has to order will be picked up at
council Saturday, November 5.
- A scout can be set
up to take orders on-line from friends &
relatives not living in the area.
- Online sales are
through the Trail's End website, www.trails-end.com
- This video explains
how use set up and use the site for online
End: Online Tutorial
- Take the money
home. It will be collected once by the
den leader at the end of the sale. (To make it
easier, write a check for the final amount,
payable to "Pack 405".)
- COMPLETE THE FORMS
CORRECTLY! Check 'delivered' if the
scout has the popcorn to be delivered
regardless of whether the customer has it
yet. We use the 'delivered' column to
figure out what more to order at the end of
the sale. Inaccurate forms will cause us
to order too much popcorn that the pack will
have to pay for.
- Be sure to select a
- Return completed
forms to your den leader or designated den
popcorn person by the evening of Saturday,
- Our overall unit
goal this year is to sell $14,500 worth of
popcorn. We have in the past sold this
- Our goal is for
each individual scout to sell $1000.
Combining show & sell, take orders and
internet sales, this should be achievable.
- Encourage take
orders / door-to-door sales. Show and
Sell orders continue to decline each year,
likely due to more packs / troops
selling popcorn in our area.
- Popcorn sales
help our local council maintain great camp
locations for the scouts to enjoy and bring
the scouting program to many boys in the
Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware
Contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
for access information
Pack Kernel, Carie
Jackson, at email@example.com