2013 Popcorn Sales
Let's face it parents, we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We either worked or helped to earn our rewards: money, an activity with friends, or something we wanted. Scouting still believes in and stands for the core value of earning!

Benefits to Our Pack
We plan to make this our ONLY fundraiser for the year - so we need everyone to participate! Selling Popcorn makes Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents. This allows us to purchase awards and recognitions, keep our website and tracking software running, pay for office expenses, supplies, and everything our Pack needs to run a well rounded program. Let's do a good job and get it done!

Benefits to Your Scout and Family
  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals
  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition
  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout
  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards including gift cards and prizes
  • Can lower your Scout dues
Prizes and Rewards
  • Sell one item and get a Popcorn Patch.
  • Receive gift cards and prizes from Trails End. (see order forms)
  • If you sell $100 you get $20 off your pack dues.
  • For every $200 you sell, you get to throw two pies in the Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, or Den Leader's  face.  For every additional $200 you sell you get an additional pie to throw.
Things To Know
  • Scouts will receive order forms from their den leader or at their first den meeting.
  • You must collect money at the time of taking an order
  • Checks should be made out to Pack 719
  • Keep in mind, if you order popcorn, you must pay for it
  • Popcorn cannot be returned once ordered
  • Every scout is expected to participate in popcorn selling.
  • If each scout can sell $200.00, it will help maintain our budget levels.
Selling Tips
  • ALWAYS wear your uniform
  • ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself
  • ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling popcorn
  • KNOW the different kinds of popcorn you are selling
  • ALWAYS say "Thank You"
  • ALWAYS make a copy of your order form
  • ALWAYS have a clean order form with a pen
  • BE SURE to get customer email addresses to send them a "Thank You" email after the sale.
Safety Tips
  • NEVER enter anyone's home
  • NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult
  • DON'T carry large amounts of cash with you
  • ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway
  • ALWAYS sell with another scout or with an adult
Ways to Sell
  • Take Orders
    • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form. Take Order Forms will provided during the Popcorn Kickoff.
    • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money.
    • The Scout processes the order and delivers the Popcorn to the Customer in a few weeks.
  • Selling at Work
    • Parents/Guardian can take an order form to their work.
    • Fellow co-workers write their order on the order form.
    • Parent/Guardian delivers product and collect the money in a few weeks.
    • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)
  • Show and Sells
    • Show and Sells make up a big part of our popcorn program. We've obtained permission from local businesses to set up a sales table. Show and Sells have plenty of products on-hand for people to buy. Different Scouts work at the table in shifts. Always have adult supervision.
    • Check the calendar for show and sell times and other important details.
Fundraising Uses:
Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents. Here is a just a small sampling of the 2013/14 activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:
  • Pack T-shirt, Neckerchief, and Slide
  • Activity kits and construction
  • Klondike Derby for scouts and Leaders
  • Pinewood derby kits, trophies, track
  • Pack meeting refreshments
  • Movie Nights
  • Cub scout camping sites
  • Scout patches, badges and recognition awards

Parent Action Items
  • Popcorn Sales Begin September 1st
  • You must collect money at time of the order
  • All Checks made out to "Pack 719"
  • Any Military donation have to be on a separate check made out to BAC-BSA

Key Dates
  • Online Orders Start September 1st  Website
  • Order Forms Due October 21st
  • Order Pickup November 9th and 10th

Show and Sell Dates
  • Please click on the following link to sign up for the site sales.  Sign up
  • Friday, September 20th from 5pm - 8pm at Panera
  • Saturday, September 21st from 9am - 3pm at Royal Farms
  • Sunday, September 22nd from 9am - 1:30pm at Walgreens
  • Tuesday, September 24th from 5pm - 8pm at Bob Evans also if you eat dinner there the pack will receive a percentage of the bill with the provided flyer.
  • Wednesday, September 25th from 5pm - 8pm at Qdoba

Who to contact?