Popcorn

***Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information and important documents***

Popcorn!  The biggest and best fundraiser of the year!

Popcorn!  Every year, Scouts hit the streets selling popcorn in front of grocery stores, in their neighborhood and to friends and family.  Scouts set popcorn goals to support their chosen activities for the year, to fund community service and leadership projects, to attend summer camp, or to travel to destinations near and far.  Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews are an integral part in assisting each youth to fund their scouting experiences.

Sign up to sell popcorn here:

Things to turn in at University (and a great resource):

  •  Program planning worksheet/budget*  HERE

To help plan your pack or troop budget, please use our program planner for troops and annual budget for packs.

For More Information

Please contact your district kernel, district executive or email popcorn@svmbc.org.

Coyote Creek
District Kernel, Yen Galbo — (408) 926-5733, mjgydg@yahoo.com
District Executive, Jessica Nunez — (408) 638-8321, jessica.nunez@scouting.org

Loma Prieta
District Kernel, Janet Mckinley — (831) 234-1996, jmckin3884@aol.com
District Executive, Anthony Burson-Thomas — (408) 638-2022, anthony.burson-thomas@scouting.org

Pioneer
District Kernel, Linda Brooks — (408) 203-1584, lsbrooks@mac.com
District Executive, Rebekah Havard — (408) 638-8350, rebekah.havard@scouting.org

Polaris
District Kernel, Kathleen Thurgate — (408) 636-3001, kthurgate@yahoo.com
District Executive, Aaron Keeley — (408) 638-8355, aaron.keeley@scouting.org

Quicksilver
District Kernel, Doug Johnson — (408) 417-0868, mmfratboy@gmail.com
District Executive, Paul Johnson — (408) 638-8328, paulL.johnson@scouting.org

San Benito
District Kernel, VACANT
District Executive, Gary Varano — (408) 638-8334,gary.varano@scouting.org

Santa Lucia
District Kernel, Harriet Oakely — (831) 214-4362, harriet.f.oakley@gmail.com
District Executive, Renee Forrest — (831) 287-2016, renee.forrest@scouting.org

Important Popcorn Dates

Aug 1 – Online sales begin  MORE INFO HERE

Aug 9, 12, 13, 14, 19, Sept 10 – University

Sept 12 – POPCORN SALE BEGINS

Sept 12 – Show and sell pickup

Oct 22 – Take order due online

Oct 24 – Show and sell money due

Oct 31 – End of online sales

Nov 7 – Take order pickup day

Nov 7 – Prize order due online

Dec 1 – Take order money due

TBD after sale – Top seller event

For a full list of important popcorn dates, please click here and sort the calendar by Popcorn.

Purpose of Selling Popcorn

Simple: you can make a LOT of money for your unit and it fits in well with the aims of the BSA.  See the “Why sell popcorn” under the related links portion of the bottom of the page.

Unit Kickoff Powerpoint

Click here for a PowerPoint you can customize to your Units needs and present for your units kickoff!  CLICK HERE

Scouts can participate in a variety of ways:

Online Sales this is the best way to sell to your friends and family who live out of town.  You can send emails to your customers asking them to purchase Trail’s End popcorn online.  Friends and family can order year-round!

Show & Sell your den, pack or troop gets permission to sell in front of a retail store or in the local mall.  You set up a display with products for people to purchase as they walk by.

Take Order the most traditional way to sell popcorn; going door-to-door with the take order form, which you receive from your leader or council.

Show & Deliver you carry Trail’s End popcorn with you to show to your customers as you visit them.  The customer is able to select the products he or she wishes to buy from your product selection.

 

Leader Video(Click on picture for Video)

For More Information

Please contact your district kernel, district executive or email popcorn@svmbc.org.