Popcorn Fundraiser 2020 Highlights
Join the leadership of the Cradle of Liberty Council's Popcorn Fundraiser as they discuss important changes to this year's sale that make it safer and easier than ever before to raise money to fund your Scouting program!Posted by Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
District Contacts: Which district am I in?
Council Product Sales Chair: Beverly Banks
Staff Advisor: Ryan Martin
General Email: email@example.com
From the Scouting Magazine Blog:
Planning and conducting a strong program is the best way to keep your Scouts active and interested in Scouting. Funding that program is equally important—otherwise great plans can’t become a reality. The annual popcorn fundraiser is a proven approach to ensure that your unit can meet its program and financial goals while teaching your Scouts the importance of earning their own way. Units have used the monies they raise to cover the cost of badges and advancement, outings, trips, and summer camp fees.
The popcorn fundraiser is administered by the Cradle of Liberty Council to help make your unit successful. Here are some benefits:
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The Popcorn Fundraiser helps your Scouts’s Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop or Venturing Crew earn the funds they need for a great program! Scouts who participate also learn important life skills like goal-setting, public speaking, teamwork and much more. The five best ways to sell, safety tips, selling script below will give you everything you need to sell like a pro.
Five Best Ways to Sell
This is the most traditional way to sell; going door-to-door with the take order form, which you receive from your leader or council. Your customer chooses the product(s) he or she wishes to buy and writes the order on your form. You will collect the money when you deliver the product to your customers a few weeks later.
Advantages: Provides a personal connection with your customers. Higher dollars per customer than storefront sales.
Wagon Sales / Show and Deliver
This method is similar to Take Order, except you carry Trail’s End products with you to show to your customers as you visit them. The customer is able to select the products he or she wishes to buy from your product selection. You then hand over the product and collect the money right then and there.
Advantage: No return trip required for product delivery and money collection.
This is the best way to sell to your friends and family who live out of town. You can send emails to your customers asking them to purchase Trail’s End products online. Your customers click on the link in your email and can begin shopping right away. They order products online and pay with a credit card, and Trail’s End ships the products directly to your customers.
Advantages: No product delivery or money collection. Ability to sell popcorn year-round and reach your friends and family who live far away.
Selling at Work
Your mom and/or dad take an order form to their work place. Their co-workers write their order on the order form. Your mom and/or dad deliver product and collect the money a few weeks later.
Advantages: Expands your customer base, and offices often need snacks and gifts.
Show and Sell
Your den, pack, or troop gets permission to sell in front of a retail store or in the local mall. You set up a display with products for people to purchase as they walk by. Have plenty of products on display for people to buy.
Advantages: Gives you access to a large number of potential customers and promotes the Boy Scouts of America in the community.
2020 Updates Coming Soon!
This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed regularly throughout the popcorn fundraiser, is intended to be a resource for unit kernels (coordinators) to help your unit fundraiser be as successful as possible. Have comments or items to contribute? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to select the **Popcorn Fundraiser email list in order to get the newsletter.
Scouts must register for a Trail’s End account in order to qualify for rewards and bonus incentives!
Online sales count toward rewards and bonus incentives!
2020 Bonus Incentives:
Commissions based on gross sales (not including online sales):
Your unit will earn an additional 2% commission if no product is returned!
Please keep in mind that commissions for online sales differ and are not included in the percentages above.
Cradle of Liberty Council Facebook Group:
To facilitate communication, as well as to provide a resource for units to post when they need additional Show and Sell product or have product to unload, we’ve created a Facebook group. It’s a closed group, so you’ll need to request to join.
You’ll have access to the group once the page administrator approves your join request.
Questions or having difficulty? Please contact email@example.com
Trail’s End Popcorn Community: closed group. Search for the bolded text in Facebook.
Wawa has informed our council that due to COVID-19 guidelines, no solicitations at Wawa will be permitted in 2020. This includes our Wawa weekend. The popcorn committee is planning a sales blitz weekend the first weekend in October in its place.
2020 info coming soon.
For nutritional and allergen information about Trail’s End popcorn, please visit:
At that site you will find detailed information about gluten, dairy, nuts, trans fats, etc. as it relates to the Trail’s End popcorn products.