Popcorn

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2016 Important Dates

June 7 – Kick-off in Salinas  register online now

June 8 – Kick-off in San Jose  register online now

August   – Online sales begin

August-September – Popcorn Universities (various dates)

August  – Orders due for “Show & Sell” product

September 10 – “Show & Sell” product pick-up and Popcorn Sales Begin

September-October – “Take Order” sales (door to door, friends & family)

October  – last day to return “Show & Sell” product

October  – Orders due for “Take Order” product

October  – “Show & Sell” money due

October  – Prize Order due

November 5 – “Take Order” product pick up & Council Recognition Form due

November 28 – Final Popcorn money due

December 15 – Trails-End Scholarship form due

Warehouse Locations and Times

Santa Clara Warehouse-TBD

 

Castroville Warehouse-TBD

 

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.

Corporate This is for savvy Scouts!  Selling to businesses is a great market to have big sells.  Whether the owner buys popcorn as gifts for their employees, or they allow the popcorn to be sold at the lobby or break room.

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If you need more details then just the three steps above, here is a PowerPoint that will help you see how easy it is to get $100 extra per Scout for just sending out 10 emails.  It can really add up if 100% of your Scouts participate!

  • How to utilize the Online sale for your benefit    HERE

Technical Training

Here are the PowerPoint that will help you to make your orders and online resources be a happy experience!

  • How to place your Show and Sell order      HERE
  • How to place your Take Order and Prizes     HERE

Please contact your District Kernel if you have any questions with the online tools and system.

Great Resources

To help plan your pack or troop budget, please use our program planner for troops and annual budget for packs.  This calculator will show your sales goal and sales potential.

  •  Program planning worksheet/budget and Sales goal calculator HERE

To help with your unit Kickoff, customize this PowerPoint to your units needs and don’t stress out about recreating everything.

  • Unit Kickoff PowerPoint HERE

90% of all the council popcorn information you will need to know is in the Popcorn Unit Guidebook.

  • Popcorn Unit Guidebook HERE

For More Information

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

Coyote Creek
District Kernel, Judy Davis – (408) 406-3394, CoyoteCreekPopcorn@gmail.com 
District Executive, Henry Willuer — (408) 638-8365, henry.willuer@scouting.org

Loma Prieta
District Kernel, VACANT
District Executive, Chris Schilling — (408) 638-2022, chris.schilling@scouting.org

Pioneer
District Kernel, VACANT
District Executive, Dianne Betz — (408) 638-8350, dianne.betz@scouting.org

Polaris
District Kernel, VACANT
District Executive, Jose Martinez— (408) 638-8321, jose.martinez@scouting.org

Quicksilver
District Kernel, Katie Taylor – (408) 621-4592, LittleGreenNut@pacbell.net
District Executive, Paul Johnson — (408) 638-8328, paulL.johnson@scouting.org

San Benito
District Kernel, VACANT
Field Director, Gary Varano — (831) 287-2028, gary.varano@scouting.org

Santa Lucia
District Kernel, VACANT
District Executive, Gary Varano — (831) 287-2028, gary.varano@scouting.org

Council Support:

Council Kernel, Tom Lackovic – (408) 265-1741 awonn007@yahoo.com
Activities Director, Renee Forrest— (408) 638-8313, renee.forrest@scouting.org