WHY SELL POPCORN?
The Trail's End popcorn
sale is the primary means by which our pack raises money
for various pack activities throughout the year. The
annual Blue & Gold banquet, Pinewood Derby, year-end
picnic, and various Good Turn projects are all fully or
partially funded through money raised from the popcorn
sale. Additionally, the sale provides the individual
scouts the opportunity to pay their own way for summer
camp. It is a great means by which to
let your scout experience the feeling of accomplishment
for receiving pay for work well done.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are four types of
selling methods: store front sales, orderpopcorn.com
website, take order and show & deliver.
Store Front Sales: A
sales table is set up and staffed by Cubs Scouts at a
scheduled location The product is on hand for the
customers to take home. Cub Scouts who staff the
sale divide the sales between them for credit to their
individual sales totals. Pack 163 is running
several store front sales this year to help the boys
meet their sales goals.
Here are the dates and
locations of our sales booths:
Saturday, August 20th Shop Rite Succasunna
Sunday, August 28th Shop Rite Succasunna
Saturday, September 3rd Shop Rite Succasunna
Sunday, September 4th Shop Rite Succasunna
Saturday, September 10th Staples Succasunna
Sunday, September 11th Staples Succasunna
Saturday, September 17th Staples Succasunna
Sunday, September 18th Staples Succasunna
Sunday, September 25th Ramsey
scout sends an email to family and friends inviting them
to support his cub scout pack by ordering online using
the scout's order key. The order key can be
generated for any scout who request one. Sample
emails are also available.
Take Order: The
scout takes orders for popcorn by having customers fill
out a line on the order form with the required
information. The customers typically do not pay at the
time of order; instead the scout collects money for the
product when it is delivered at a later date.
Show and Deliver: A
scout takes popcorn with him to make a sale. If
sale is made, the person purchasing takes the popcorn
and pays on the spot. There is no need to make a
return trip to collect money and deliver the popcorn.
This is the most efficient use of the parent's and Cubs
Scout's time. It leads to more sales and more
September 10th Take Order Sale Begins
October 21st TakeOrder Sale Ends
November 12 TakeOrder Pick-Up Day
WHAT’S YOUR SON'S GOAL?
Each scout has a
sales goal of $268 in product, which produces $99 in
profit for the pack. In unit terms this is equivalent to
selling 14 of the $10 items and 8 of the $18 items. If your
son sells the more expensive items, then obviously your son
needs to sell fewer of them to achieve your goal.
Fill one order form (make 25 individual sales) and he’ll
reach your goal and then some.
WHAT INCENTIVES ARE
Sell up to $250 and get
%20 of your sales credited to your scout account.
Sell $251 - $600 and get
%25 of your sales credited to your scout account.
Sell > $600 and get
%30 of your sales credited to your scout account.
Sell at least $150 more than last year or sell $500 or more
and get a paid subscription to Boys Life Magazine. Or If
you did not sell popcorn last year for Pack 163, sell
at least $150 this year and get a paid subscription to
Boys Life Magazine.
Get additional "Trails End" Sales award for your total
dollar sales of popcorn from PPBSA Council.
YOUR CUB SCOUT REACHED
HIS GOAL. NOW
lots of cool prizes you can earn (the prize flyer shows
them all) based on your son's total sales. Your
son can select the
prize for the sales threshold your son reach or combine
prizes from lower levels to get to your total.
Keep going. There
are more prices to earn and your son can work towards
paying his own way to summer camp.
There are more prizes:
Parents, while your scout
should be the one doing most of the selling and delivery
for the sale, your participation is critical to their
success. Your role includes:
Going with your scout
while he does his take order sale in the
Encouraging him to
“keep at it” to make his goal
Getting your scout to
any “Show and Sell” booths he signs up for on time,
and staying with him if necessary.
Making sure the order
form is properly completed and turned in on time
Help your scout
deliver popcorn and track all customers’ delivery
Help your scout count
all money collected and check off boxes on the order
If possible, help your
scout with his sales effort by taking the order form
Making sure that the
money is turned into the popcorn chair on time
Being your son's #1
supporter and fan.
If at any time you have
any questions, please feel free to contact the Popcorn
Kernel or your Den Leader for additional information.
Lyneete Chen – Popcorn Kernel