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 offically signup for the 2016 sale, please complete the forrm at the bottom of this page!


 2016 Key Popcorn Dates

April 27, 2016 Regional Popcorn Conference at Quail Hill Scout Reservation 

May 18, 2016 - Popcorn Kickoff

July 22, 2016 - Early Bird Unit Orders Due

August 4, 2016 - Early Bird Unit Pickup at Council Offices

August 26, 2016 - Unit Show and Sell Orders Due

September 10, 2016 -  Show and Sell Pickup at Harrison Beverage and Fergusson Plumbing

September 12, 2016- Wawa Signsups Go Live on the Website

October 1-2, 2016 - Wawa Weekend

October 15, 2016- Returns Without Penalty Due

November 3, 2016 - Last Day to Return

November 4, 2016 - Unit Take Order Due, Unit Prize Order Due, Show & Sell Payment Due

December 3, 2016 -  Take Order Pickup at Harrison Beverage and Fergusson Plumbing, Final Payment Due


2016 JSC Popcorn Commission Breakdown

Units can earn up to 45%            

Base Commission - 32%

+5% Bonus Commission when you sell an average of $250 per scout (OR any unit that sells over $12,000)

+3% Bonus Commission Unit increases sale over last year

+3% Bonus Commission 50% of Unit's Scouts create a personal online selling account on Trails-End.com

+2% Bonus Commission to submit your final unit prize order by November 4, 2016 and make final payment by December 3, 2016.

Note:  Average sales per scout will be calculated based on the unit’s registered number of scouts as of Aug 31, 2016.


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”


     SHOW AND SELL RETURN POLICY

    In order to ensure a successful popcorn sale for both your unit and the council, the 2016 Popcorn Committee has established a Show and Sell Ordering/Return Policy.  Trails-End has a no return policy.  All popcorn is a liability for the council so we encourage you to follow a few key practices:

    • Check on your outstanding inventory and make frequent honest assessments on your units ability to sell
    • Subscribe to a time based sales plan (i.e. we are halfway through the sale…Have we sold least half of our inventory?
    • Check with your District Kernel or District Executive if you have an inventory challenge…too much or too little popcorn can usually find a home with enough notice
    • Work toward zero return policy so that every dollar of popcorn revenue provides programs for your boys
    • Try to use unsold show and sell product to fill your take order forms and only order what you need to complete your take order.

    The Show and Sell part of the Popcorn Sale is an excellent way for your Scouts to sell popcorn and provide the product directly to our customers.   Any returns to the Jersey Shore Council of unsold product on or before October 15, 2016 will have no fees or penalties (as long as products are returned in the original condition). This gives council ample amount of time to redistribute unused popcorn to other units or councils to reduce leftover product.  If you return after the deadline then units must return 15% or less of show and sell popcorn checked out or lose 2% commission for each 10% of additional popcorn returned.  Last day to return popcorn is November 3, 2016.

 

POPCORN TRAINING VIDEOS

Tutorial on how to use the Trails End's website

 

File Name Description
2016 Popcorn Guide Official Jersey Shore Council Popcorn Guide Download
2016 Unit Potential Sheet Excel file to help you understand your potential sales goals Download
Budget Goal Worksheet Excel file to help you understand your potential sales goals Download
How to Place Order Step by Step instructions on how to place your unit's order on Trails End Website Download
Military Donation Receipts Military Receipts to give out those who you collected military donations from Download
Show and Sell Pickup Scedule Pickup for September 10th. Download
Trail's End Mobile Application How to download and use Trails End mobile app! Download
Wawa Stores List of participating Wawa Stores for Show and Sell Weekend Oct 1,2 Download
Wawa Unit Locations Unit Locations for Wawa Weekend(10/1-10/2) as of 09/25 Download