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Popcorn Prices 2018

Here is a reminder of the popcorn prices:

Classic Caramel Corn $10.00
A traditional favorite full of rich caramel flavor.

Chocolaty Caramel Crunch $30.00
Sweet, crunchy caramel popcorn coated in a smooth and creamy chocolate.

Cheese Lover’s Collection $35.00
Includes: White Cheddar Cheese Corn, Yellow Cheddar Cheese Corn, Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese

Chocolate Lover’s Collection $60.00
Milk Choc Pretz, White Choc Pretz, Pecan Clusters, Choc Caramel Crunch

Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese $15.00
Crispy cheese popcorn with a spicy punch of jalapeno white cheddar cheese deliciousness in every savory bite.

Kettle Corn 18-pack $25.00
Deliciously sweet and salty popcorn that melts in your mouth.

Military Donation $30.00

Military Donation $50.00

Premium Caramel Corn w/ Nuts $20.00
The ideal pairing of sweet caramel popcorn mixed with almonds, cashews, & pecans.

Salted Caramel Popcorn with Sea Salt $30.00
A unique combination of sweet caramel corn with a perfectly balanced finish of sea salt.

Unbelievable Butter 18-pack $20.00
The perfect combination of popcorn, oil, salt, and butter to make you feel like you’re at the movies.

White Cheddar Cheese Corn $15.00
The perfect combination of light, crispy popcorn and rich white cheddar cheese deliciousness in every savory bite.

We also accept donations to the pack, which are equivalent to $3 in popcorn sales.

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Popcorn Show and Sells with the Den or Pack

One of the most effective ways to sell popcorn, is through Show and Sells.  At a Show and Sell, you bring  popcorn with you and trade money for product, on the spot.  This is the best way to sell to people you don’t know, such as at a storefront.

The Pack has a number of Show and Sell locations reserved, and this year we have some great locations lined up!  We anticipate each shift making $100-500 per scout in attendance.  Additionally, because we have multiple locations lined up, if it turns out that one of these locations is not performing as well as the others, we can make adjustments and keep scouts focused on the highest-performing spots.

Signing Up

The first half of the weeks are intended for Scouts and Leaders to sign up directly, as Pack-hosted Show and Sells.  Starting on 9/15, the dates switch to “Den-hosted” Show and Sells.  Check with your Den Leader to reserve one or more of these time slots.  On 9/7, any unused time slots on Den weeks will be returned to the Pack for all Scouts to use.

The sign up form has been circulated via. Scoutbook email.  Go there to sign up for a spot today!

Each Show and Sell must have at least one registered adult leader present.  The Leader is responsible for the inventory and money at the event, and for conducting the Show and Sell.  If there are any Scouts present other than that Leader’s own children, then there must also be another responsible adult present.  This is called “Two-Deep Leadership” and is required at all Scout functions.

If the only available adult is an unregistered parent, they can still check out popcorn and have the show and sell with their own kids, but they will not be able to take the cash box with them. In this case, the parent would need to get their own cash for making change. We recommend between $50 and $100 in mostly $5 bills.

Tips for Selling Popcorn

1. Wear your uniform.

The Cub Scout uniform looks great and clearly identifies you as a Scout.  It helps people understand with just a glance who you are what what their purchase supports.

2. Ask questions.

If you can get their attention, ask question that lead them to the table.  “Hi, my name is Mason and I’m selling popcorn to support my Pack.  Can I show you what we have?”  “My favorite flavor of popcorn is Caramel Corn, have you ever had Scout popcorn before?”

3. Provide options.

Some people don’t like popcorn, but may be willing to make a donation.  When you ask for a sale, consider asking for a donation as well.  “Would you buy some popcorn or make a donation to support our Pack?”

By the way, this year donations will count 3x as much as a sale when it comes to Pack incentives such as the glow-in-the-dark pizza party or reduced dues.

Also consider the following tips from Trail’s End:

How do Show and Sells work? (Scouts)

On the day of the Show and Sell, put on your Field Uniform (“Class A”) and head over to your sales location a few minutes before your scheduled start time.  Parents, please don’t leave until you’ve confirmed that there are enough adults present.  If you beat the Leader there, or the the “second adult” isn’t there yet, please stay with your Scout.

Parents are strongly encouraged to stay and help out.  There’s always a lot going on at a Show and Sell, but if you need to go run some errands, that’s fine as long as your Scout is a Wolf or older and the Leader is ok with it.

How do Show and Sells work? (Leaders)

The Leader running the “first shift” will come get popcorn and the cash box from me (Cameron King) either the morning of the Show and Sell, or on a convenient day leading up to the Show and Sell.  I also have  folding tables and chairs, tablecloths, and banners if you want them.  If you’re not sure how to use Square, let me know and I’ll help you get setup.

Leaders will meet the Scouts at the selling location, with materials in hand and work with the other parent to get setup near the front door.  The locations almost always want out outside, and not obstructing the walkway.  Wear your Field Uniform (also called a “Class A”)!  Count your starting inventory and cash, following the instructions on the form.

The form looks like this:

Sell popcorn!  Fill out a receipt for every transaction.  Check numbers and Square transaction numbers should be noted on the receipt.

When ending your shift, close out the shift by counting inventory and cash, following the instructions on the form.  This works best if you do it in conjunction with the Scouting for the shift coming after you, since he will need the same inventory and starting cash counts for his shift.  Put all of the cash and checks for your shift into the manila envelope with your form.  The manila envelope can either be shoved back into the cash box, or it can be brought directly to myself or Angela once your shift is complete.

The Leader running the “last shift” will pack up the location with help from the other adult and bring the popcorn and cash box back to me by the end of the day.  If you borrowed tables, chairs, tablecloths, or banners, that all comes back to me as well.

The Leaders running each shift should communicate with each other or other parents to make ensure that there will be enough car space for everything.  Many regular sedans can carry everything, if the trunk is clear and the table can be fit into the back seat… but a minivan, SUV, or truck is recommended.

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Selling Popcorn Online

Online popcorn campaigns are a great way to reach family and friends who live far away, and are possibly the easiest way to sell popcorn.

Trails-End provides scouts with everything they need to sell online. The registration process is quick and easy, and orders are processed and fulfilled directly by Trails-End. That’s right. The popcorn ships directly to the buyer!

This is what the scout pages look like:

Oh, there’s more too!

Trails-End is rewarding scouts who sell online with Amazon gift cards.

Creating your page

To register a sales page for your scout, go to https://www.trails-end.com/registration/parent and follow these instructions:

1. Fill out the following form with your own information as a parent.

2. Fill out your scout’s information.

3. Create a login for this scout to use on the Trails-End website.

4. Associate your scout with our pack.

Sharing your page

Once you login, you will have a block on the left with your scout’s information. It looks like this:

That “Scout Code” can be used by friends and family when they go to Trails-End.com and select “Support a Scout” from the top navigation bar. They can either enter the scout’s name and zip code, or enter the “Scout Code” using the red “I have a Scout Code” button.

I mean, that’s ok right? But there must be a better way… and there is.

At the top of the page, there’s icons for all the of the most popular social media sites. You can click those to share your page. You can also click “View My Fundraiser Webpage” and it will send you to a URL that looks something like this: https://www.trails-end.com/scout/XXXXXXXX. That URL will always take your friends and family directly to your scout’s sales page.

Customizing your page

You now have a page you can sell from! But how do you customize it?

Go to https://www.trails-end.com/login and follow these instructions:

1. Find the “About Me” button, on the left side of the page, and update your personal information. You can add a photo, a description, and you can tell everyone what your favorite flavor of popcorn is.

2. Click on “My Photos” or “My Videos” if you want to add additional pictures of your scouting adventures to show family and friends what they’re supporting.

3. Navigate to “My Campaigns and Goals” to set a sales goal. This will show the world your progress towards meeting your goal on your sales page.

If you have any questions, please come back to the Popcorn table at a Pack meeting, or contact Cameron King.

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