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Popcorn

Popcorn

Register now for the 2018 Popcorn Sale

Be the first to know what, where, and when all things Popcorn are happening in 2018!

Click here to register

Attend an Atlanta Area Council Popcorn Kickoff Party

First, view the 2018 Popcorn Calendar here.

Next, signup for the Kickoff you will attend and ensure you know how to qualify for bonus commission here.

Then, check this page and your email regularly to make sure you have everything you need for the most successful Popcorn Sale yet!

Why Sell Popcorn?

• Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
 
• Units have the ability to fund their entire year’s program through the popcorn sale alone (45% of selling Units last year achieved this). We have also changed the ordering guidelines and Units are allowed to order by container and not by the full case (Take Order only). This reduces the risk of having left over product at the end of the sale.

• The popcorn sale helps the Council raise money for improving the summer camp facilities/building new camp locations, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and helping us get to know and serve the needs of our volunteers and Units better.

How to Sell Popcorn

There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit. Show and sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn. Take order is an order and fulfilment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date. Online sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.

Show and Sell

If your unit is engaging in a Show and Sell, you will need to first identify a local business where you can sell. Your unit should order their inventory by the show and sell deadline of August 29, 2018 and pick it up on September 15, 2018. You may sell the product however you see fit. Any unsold product may be used to fulfill Take Order sales, but may not be returned to the council.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Take Order

If your unit is engaging in a Take Order Sale, you will need to get order forms for your Scouts at the Popcorn Kickoff. There are four popcorn kickoffs during the summer, so feel free to choose the one that is most convenient for your Unit Kernel. Your Scouts can take orders until their unit's deadline , when all order forms must be turned in to the Unit Kernel. The Unit Kernel enters these orders into the online order system by the Take Order Deadline of October 25, 2018 and picks it up on November 10, 2018.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Online Sales

The easiest way to sell Popcorn is Online.  Just go to Trails-End.Com and register for your Scout’s personal Online Selling Page or Login and update your Scout’s information if you have sold Popcorn Online before.

See the Leader’s Guide below for more information on Online Popcorn Sales

Learn more about Scout Online Account Setup in the Leader's Guide below.

The Popcorn Selling Cycle

The Annual Popcorn Sale runs from June to December each year. Unit Kernels are trained in June and invited to Council Kickoffs in July. Units should hold their kickoffs and begin selling in August, with sales wrapping up in October. Prizes and recognition are ordered in November and December.

Click here to download the 2018 Popcorn Sale Calendar.

Unit Popcorn Kernels

A Unit Popcorn Kernel encourages Scouts in the unit to participate in the popccorn sale and acts as a liason between the unit and the council throughout the popcorn selling process.

Click here to download the Digital Leader's Guide.

The Digital Leader's Guide Includes:

  • 2018 Statements of Understanding
  • 2018 Popcorn Calendar
  • 2018 District Kernel and Popcorn Committee Contact sheet
  • Popcorn for our Troops one-page flyer
  • Online Fundraising two-page flyer
  • Online Fundraising How It Works one-page flyer
  • Online Tools for Success, Trail’s End Incentive two-page flyer
  • Path to Advancement one-page for Cub Scout and Merit Badges
  • Unit Popcorn Kickoff Tips and Best Practices
  • 2018 Popcorn Sale Commission Structure
  • Popcorn Pickup Vehicle Size Estimates
  • Atlanta Area Council 2018 Popcorn Contest one-page flyer
  • 2018 Popcorn Tips and Best Practices two-page flyer
  • Popcorn System Training PowerPoint Presentation slides

For more information, contact your District Kernel.  

Click here to download a list of contact information for all of the District Popcorn Kernels.

Here are some helpful resources for Unit Kernels:

Unit Popcorn Kickoffs

One of the key responsibilities of the Unit Popcorn Kernel is setting up the Unit Popcorn Kickoff. This is an event at the unit level to get Scouts and their families excited about the popcorn sale.

Here are some important documents to review prior to your unit kickoff:

Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program

Any Scout that sells over $2,500 in popcorn in a single year can have 6% of their sales placed in a schoalrship fund along with 6% of their sales for all subsequent years.

Click here to learn more about how the scholarship program works.

Click here to apply for the Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program.

 

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
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ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)