Popcorn Campaign

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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!


 2017 Key Popcorn Dates

May 17, 2017: JSC Program Launch at Citta Scout Reservation
229 Brookville Road, Barnegat, NJ 08005


June 21, 2017: Popcorn Family Kickoff 6:00pm Start
Insectropolis, 1761 U.S. 9 Toms River NJ 08755

 

June 24, 2017: Popcorn Family Kickoff 9:30am Start
Cape May Zoo, 707 U.S. 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

 

July 14, 2017: Early Bird Unit Orders Due

 

August 2, 2017: Early Bird Unit Pickup at Council Offices

Atlantic Scout Service Center - 500 E. Fairway Lane, Galloway, NJ 08205
Clayton Scout Service Center - 1518 Ridgeway Road, Toms River, NJ 08755

 

August 18, 2017: Unit Show and Sell Orders Due

 

September 9, 2017: Show and Sell Pickups
Harrison Beverage, 6812 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Fergusson Plumbing, 190 Oberlin Avenue N, Lakewood, NJ 08701

 

September 11, 2017: Wawa Sign ups Go Live on the Website

 

October 13, 2017: Last day to return popcorn without penalties

 

October 14-15, 2017: Council Wawa Show and Sell Weekend

 

November 2, 2017: All Returns Due

 

November 3, 2017: Unit Take Order Due, Unit Prize Order Due, Show & Sell Payment Due

 

December 2, 2017: Take Order Pickup, Final Payment Due
Harrison Beverage, 6812 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Fergusson Plumbing, 190 Oberlin Avenue N, Lakewood, NJ 08701


2017 JSC Popcorn Commission Breakdown

Units can earn up to 45%* to fund their unit program
One of the largest commissions in the nation!!!

How it is all broken down…
Unit Base Commission - 32%*

All units earn at least 32% of all sales!

Unit Bonus Commissions – up to an additional 13%
+5% Bonus Commission when you attend one Kickoff Event AND Run a Show and Sell
+4% Bonus Commission when your unit sells an average of $250 per scout
(OR any unit that sells over $12,000) Hit this level and receive both Average Sales Bonus
Percentages
+2% Bonus Commission when your unit sells an average of $100 per scout
(OR any unit that sells over $4,800)
+1% Bonus Commission Unit increases sale over last year
+1% Bonus Commission to submit your final unit prize order by November 3, 2017 and
make final payment by December 2, 2017.

Do all the above and you receive the MAX commission 45%
*New Unit Incentive: If you are a new selling unit and sell over $2,500 in popcorn you will
automatically earn 44% commission
Online Sales Commission - 50%

All online sales will bring your unit 50% commission regardless of physical sales!
Online sales figures do not count towards prize totals.
All Online sales are credited to your invoice in the popcorn system by November 20, 2017.

Notes:
Average sales per scout will be calculated based on the unit’s registered number of scouts as of August 31, 2017.
In 2016, the average commission our units earned was 37%!!!
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”


     SHOW AND SELL RETURN POLICY

    In order to ensure a successful popcorn sale for both your unit and the council, the 2017 Popcorn Committee has once again established a Show and Sell 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 unit’s 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 13, 2017 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. Any Show and Sell popcorn returned after the October 13th deadline is subject to a JSC restocking fee. Jersey Shore Council units can return 15% or less of Show and Sell popcorn ordered without penalty. If your unit returns over 15% after the deadline, your unit will lose 2% commission for each 10% of additional popcorn returned over the 15%. Last day to
    return popcorn is November 2, 2017.

  • Units can order up to 10% more of popcorn and still be eligible for return program. If a unit orders more than 10% of their 2016 final invoice. Any overage above the 10% is not eligible to be returned and is the
    responsibility of the unit.

 

POPCORN TRAINING VIDEOS

Tutorial on how to use the Trails End's website

 

File Name Description
2017 Popcorn Guide Official Jersey Shore Council Popcorn Guide Download
2017 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
Trail's End Mobile Application How to download and use Trails End mobile app! Download