Popcorn

A Scout is encouraged to earn his or her own way. This can be done through the popcorn sale experience. There are a number of sales methods and techniques as Scout can use to be successful and reach any goal he or she sets. The popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it is about promoting Scouting, and encouraging community support for local Scouting.
 
Sale Methods and Techniques
Show and Sell
This sales technique involves setting up a product display at a business or storefront in high traffic areas. The Scouts then ask those who pass through the area if they would like to support local Scouting by purchasing popcorn.

Take Orders
This sales technique involves taking the “Take Order Form” to family members, neighbors, church, and other locations and asking customers to place an order of popcorn.

Show and Deliver
This sales technique is a combination of the Show and Sell and Take Order methods. The Scout takes the person's order using the Take Order Method and then immediately delivers the product to the customer and collects payment, all in one visit.

Online Sales
This sales technique utilizes e-mail, social media, and websites to sell popcorn to those that are not local. A Scout, along with his family, sets up an account at www.campmasters.org

 

Online Sales 
Online sales are strong! Thank you to the units that have embraced and are taking advantage of online sales. This is an easy, no-risk popcorn sales method. There is no product inventory to manage, no product to deliver, and no money to collect. As a reminder, units receive 40% of all online sales. 


Recognitions, Drawings, and Incentives
More information coming soon!

 

Key Dates

Date Event
July 30 Pre Order Unit Product Order Deadline **
(no chocolate)
August 18-20 Pre Order Product Pickup
October 1 Final Product Order Opens
October 31  Final Product Order Deadline
November 1 Pre Order Payment Due from Units (50%)
November 17-19 Final Product Pickup
December 6 Final Payment Due for full 30% Base Commission
Individual Scout Rewards Due

Return Policy: Full Cases Only: up to 10% of total Show and Sell cases received by the unit, not to exceed 10 total cases per unit

 

Contacts

GHL District & Yellow Jacket District
Kylie Mathis kylie.mathis@scouting.org

Saugahatchee District
District Executive: Sara Banks   sara.banks@scouting.org

Muskogee District
District Executive: Xochi Cantu   xochi.cantu@scouting.org

Council Popcorn Chair
 
Council Popcorn Advisor
Scott Rehrauer   scott.rehrauer@scouting.org

 

Resources

 

Unit Leaders Guide
Popcorn Sale at a Glance (product line)
Take Order Form, page 1
Safety
Unit Popcorn Product Order Change Request Form
CampMasters High Achievers Program
NEW! Products, Prizes, and Order Form
NEW! Change the Scout's Online Sales Account Profile/Update Unit info

George and Jo Jeter Scout Service Center
1237 First Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-327-2634

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