Popcorn Campaign

 

The Council-wide Popcorn sale represents a money-earning opportunity that benefits the Scout, the unit,and Council alike. While units can fund part or all of their program year with one or both of the two annual Popcorn sales, some units empower individual Scouts with the ability to earn their way to camp. These Scouts accomplish personal goals to fully fund their summer camping experience.  To officially signup for the sale, please complete the form at the bottom of this page!


·Early Bird (Summer and Fall Sales)                                           Show and Sell(for Fall Sales)

Unit Order Due: June 21st                                                            Unit Order Due: August 23rd 

Pickup: Week of July 8th                                                               Show and Sell Pickup: Week of September 4th

 

Returns*

FINAL Return Day: October 18th (This gives units three more solid weekends to sell) 

*Must have heroes and helpers donations to qualify for returns- see return policy below.

 

Take Order(product that you need that you don't have from show and sells)

Unit Order Due: November 7th 

Pickup: Week of November 20th

 

Payment and Prizes

Final Payment Due: November 21st 

Prize Orders will be released once final payment is made.

 

Pickup locations will depend on the size of the orders.  Locations could include the following places:

·Clayton Service Center (1518 Ridgeway Rd Toms River, NJ 08755)

·Ferguson Plumbing (190 Oberlin Avenue S Lakewood, NJ 08701)

 
Notes:
Average sales per scout will be calculated based on the unit’s registered number of scouts as of August 31, 2023.
All Unit prize orders are actually an additional 4-5% which really brings your total commission close to 50%.


STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SALE

  • Set a sales goal for your unit and for each den or patrol. Most important step a unit can do. Base the goal on your actual budget needs.

  • Communicate the units plan to assist leaders and committee members and together, determine a sales goal or each Scout, based on the unit’s goal.

  • Conduct a “fun-filled’ kick-off event for Scouts and their parents.

  • Emphasize what the Scouts will receive for hitting their goal.

  • Provide a letter to the parents that clearly spells out:

    • the purpose of the sale.

    • How the money raised will be used.

    • And what the “per-Scout goal” is

  • Consider using some of the unit’s commission to offer additional incentives that your Scouts really want.

  • Encourage ALL your Scouts to go out and sell! 67% of people will buy when asked and less than 30% of the public is asked.

  • Sell to friends, family members, neighbors, etc.

  • Take the “Take order form” to work.

  • Set up an organized “Blitz Day” at the beginning of the sale to help give your Scouts a good start to their sale.

  • Have a victory celebration!

  • Have a fun activity planned at the end of your “Blitz Day”


 

POPCORN TRAINING VIDEOS

How to set an annual unit budget and fundraising goal!

File Name Description
2023 Take Order Form Download
Budget Goal Worksheet Excel file to help you understand your potential sales goals Download
Fillable Parent Guide Great to use as a handout for parents! Download
How to Place Order Step by Step instructions on how to place your unit's order on Trails End Website Download
How to sell $1,000 in Online Direct Download
JSC Kickoff Powerpoint PowerPoint we reviewed at the JSC popcorn kickoff! Download
Military Donation Receipts Military Receipts to give out those who you collected military donations from Download
Popcorn Kickoff Powerpoint PowerPoint shown at the June 10th kickoff Download
Trail's End Mobile Application How to download and use Trails End mobile app! Download
Trails End App Video about the Trails End App Download
Unit Potential Sheet Excel file to help you understand your potential sales goals Download