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Serving Jarrettown and Maple Glen Elementary Schools

 

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Pack 405
2017 Popcorn Sale
August 26 - October 21

Show & Sell Signup Genius
 

Dates: 
 August 27 through October 21
Completed forms & checks due to Pack Kernel on or before  Saturday, October 21
Take orders will be filled after November 1
Pack Kernel: Carie Jackson pack405.popcorn.kernel@gmail.com
Popcorn Storage Location: 
Lynn Rosenstock's house Pack405@gmail.com
Ways to Sell: 
Store Sales (Show & Sell)
Take Order / Door-to-Door Sales
Internet Sales
Prizes offered by Trail's End: Trail's End Prizes
Prizes offered by Pack 405: 
(These are cumulative!) 
  • Sell at least 1 item and join us for Pack Ice Cream Party
  • Sell at least $200 and get a sword - use it for dueling in May at the Camp Garrison castle!
  • Sell at least $400 and pack yearly dues are paid.
  • Sell at least $700 and Camp Garrison is paid for, plus you get a bonus BB Gun Range target at Camp Garrison in the spring.
  • Sell at least $900 and earn an upgraded rocket for Rocket Launch in May.
  • Be the top seller in your den or sell over$1000 and throw a pie in your den leader's or Akela's face.
  • Be the top seller in the Pack and throw a pie in the Cubmaster's face.
  • If the pack sells a combined $16,500, all scouts will be able to go to the Nature Barn Center overnight for Free! Rock climbing, team building activities, animal encounters, owl pellet dissections are just a few of the options for us to choose from.
Payment Options: 
Payment in the form of cash and credit card only can be taken. A scout may not take checks made out to Pack 405.



Procedures

        Show & Sell / Store Courtesy
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. 
  1. Sign Up for a date/time/location on Signup Genius (Show & Sell Signup Genius).  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.
  2. Popcorn is stored at Lynn Rosenstock's house.  Contact Lynn at Pack405@gmail.org the week prior to your show and sell time to make arrangements to pick up popcorn.
  3. 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.
  4. Go inside and let the staff / manager know you are there.  
  5. Bring a folding table, chairs and set up your popcorn display.  Do not block a store entrance, but do set up near it.
  6. Bring cash so you can make change for customers.  Use a shoe box to hold money and bring $50 to start (10 ones, 4 tens).  Subtract the initial starting money when you are done selling to determine how much you sold.
  7. 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 you leave.
  8. All unsold popcorn must be back at Lynn's by the end of each day so Lynn can total.  We must provide council with regular updates on how much has been sold.
Track donations separate from actual popcorn sales.
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.

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 21:
    • 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 1.

On-line Orders
  • 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 to set up and use the site for online sales: Trail's End: Online Tutorial

Sales Proceeds & Forms
  • 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 prize.
  • Return completed forms to your den leader or designated den popcorn person on or before Saturday, October 21.