Hey BATTER BATTER swing BATTER BATTER!
Step right up to the plate folks. Its POPCORN time!!!!!!!!!
Our greatest fundraising event is upon us.
The game is in full swing, bases are loaded and all players are primed and ready to WIN!
Blitz weekend #2 is coming up Sept 30 - Oct 2. Sell that corny goodness this weekend to earn a special blitz patch!
Popcorn Sales are vital in that it brings in immediate revenue for the pack for our start of the year events. ALSO, it is vital for scouts in that it has the potential to pay off your dues.
Sales incentives are as follows:
$500+ in sales = NO DUES
$250 in sales = 1/2 dues
less than $250 = full $100 dues owed to pack
leaders and pack staff $100 = paid recharter fee
If you sell one item your scout will earn the popcorn patch. The fundraiser itself has incentive items as well.
The more you sell the more programs we can offer your youth!!!!!
So step up to the mound and let the sales "pitch" fly!
Remember as you are selling if there are more than one scouts selling stick to your buddy!
If it is just you and your scout do not let them get ahead of you or go to a door alone.
Knock, give time to answer, give your "pitch" , wait for response, be kind, Courteous, make suggestions of good product(s) to by, tell potential buyers the reason for the sale (help pay my own way through scouting and help my pack)
NEVER EVER let your scout(s) go into a house. They must wait outside.
If you are with other peoples scouts, please remember the two deep rule. Always have two adults when with the scouts.
Popcorn orders for the pack will be due OCTOBER 4! Must have order forms and COMPLETE payments turned in by this Date. This is to ensure we have enough time to process the orders and send them in.
Thank you in advance for being AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Queue up the "take me out to the ball game" song.
- Pitcher's Report April 6: District Popcorn Kernel Meeting
- Spring Training May 21 and 22 - Three different Michael Beck Sales Trainings to choose from
- Batting Practice August 2 - 13 - Six different Unit Popcorn Kernel Trainings to choose from
- Encore Presentation August 18 - Michael Beck Sales Training
- Pre-Season Exhibition August 26 - Show & Sell orders due online
- Home Opener August 31 - Council - wide Kick-off and popcorn sales begin
- Batter Up September 9 - 11 Popcorn Blitz Weekend #1
- Exhibition September 17 Show & Sell Pick-up
- Batter Up September 30 - October 2 Popcorn Blitz Weekend #2
- Regular Season ends October 14 - Popcorn orders due online and Show & Sell payments due
- All Stars October 20 - Deadline to submit top selling Scouts ($1000 and above)
- Post-Season Division Series November 5 Popcorn Pick-up
- Bring the Closer In November 18 Popcorn payments due for full commission rate
The council-wide kick-off will be held on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. at different locations around the council. (Trinity Woods will hold their kick-off on September 1 at 6:30 p.m.) The locations, with district assignments can be found here. Make sure to attend the kick-off to earn an extra 1% in commission!
The Product Lineup
Be sure to check out our new line of products from our new popcorn partner, CAMP MASTERS Popcorn. With 14 different products to choose from, we are sure there will be something for you! View the selections (including how many per case) for Show & Sell here and the Take Order here. For a full color visual, with description and prices, click here.
Scouts who participate in the sale have many opportunities to earn prizes!
Visit our PRIZE PAGE!
The Trail's End Scholarship program is funded by Trail's End for Trail's End popcorn sales only. Your Scouts WILL STILL MAINTAIN their scholarship account but we cannot add sales from the CAMP MASTERS popcorn sale to that scholarship fund. If your Scout has any online sales through his Trail's End online account throughout the sale, you can submit those totals to increase his scholarship fund. You can find out current information about your Scout's scholarship fund, including forms for submission and payouts, by going here.
Scholarship Mitigation through CAMP MASTERS:
A list of all Circle Ten Council Scouts, who are currently enrolled in the Trail's End Scholarship program, has been provided to CAMP MASTERS. For these Scholarship Scouts, they will automatically qualify for the CAMP MASTERS High Achiever program, regardless of the amount of their sales. These Scouts can choose to receive American Express Gift Cheques in the amount of 6% of total CAMP MASTERS sales. There is NO MINIMUM amount of sales required for the current Scholarship Scouts. These Scouts can continue every year to choose the gift cheques.
If a Scholarship Scout's sales qualify for a High Achiever level, AND the Scout chooses a prize instead of the gift cheques, then he will forfeit the ability to choose the gift cheques for 6% of his sales in future years. He would then participate as part of the regular program. He would have to meet the minimum sales level for High Achiever and if he chose gift cheques, he would only receive 5%.
Your popcorn team will work very closely with those Scouts and their families to submit the proper paperwork based on their decisions.
An informational page from CAMP MASTERS, that explains this program, can be found here. If you have questions, please let us know!