Face it parents: we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We either worked or helped to earn our rewards: money, an activity with friends, or something we wanted. Scouting still believes in and stands for the core value of earning!

Benefits to Your Scout and Family:
  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals
  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition
  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout
  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards including gift cards and prizes
  • Scouts can earn their way to adding to ISA funds   

Sales Goals:

Below are the goals you and your Scout should strive for...
  • $235.00 per Scout

Ways to Sell:                                                                                          
Take Orders
  • The Scout requests popcorn on consignment (variety could vary). The scout sells what they can and returns the rest with no penalty.
  • The Scout with Their Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form. Take Order Forms will be provided during the Popcorn Kickoff 
  • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money.
  • The Scout processes the order and delivers the Popcorn to the Customer in a few weeks.
Selling at Work
  • Mom and/or Dad take an order form to their work.
  • Fellow co-workers write their orders on the order form.
  • Mom and/or Dad deliver products and collect the money in a few weeks.
  • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)
Selling Online
  • The Scout promotes popcorn products via email, phone, and so on, to potential or existing customers.  Great for reaching out to family and friends in other areas of the country. 
  • The Customer can go online and purchase popcorn with a Credit Card  at http://www.trails-end.com/trailsend/scouts/
  • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.
Show and Sells
  • Show and Sells make up a big part of our popcorn program. We've obtained permission from local businesses to set up a sales table. Show and Sells have plenty of products on-hand for people to buy.  Different Scouts work at the table in shifts. Always have adult supervision.  
  • Check on the right margin for show and sell times and other important details.
Signing up for Show and Sells

  • This year we will be managing our Show and Sell participation using VolunteerSpot (www.VolunteerSpot.com).  Invitations will be sent out by email in advance of the scheduled Show and Sell.
  • Scouts should participate in as many Show and Sells as possible  

Prizes and Rewards:
  • Receive gift cards from Trail-End (see order forms)
  • 50% of profit goes to scout's ISA account
  • Top Individual Sellers Reward earn extra prizes

Fundraising Uses:

Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings, and parents.  Here is just a small sampling of the 2014-2015 activities supported by your fundraising efforts and participation:
  •  Pack T-shirt (subsidized), graduation neckerchiefs
  •  Den meeting activity supplies
  •  Pack meeting refreshments
  •  Pinewood trophies, track and pizza party
  •  Blue & Gold supplies
  •  Family Picnic
  •  Leader registration fees
  •  Recharter fees for returning scouts
  •  Scout patches, badges and recognition awards
Trail's End

Parent Action Items

Popcorn Sales Begin
August 24

Last Order Due
November 1

Last Order Pickup
November 16

Show and Sell Dates

August 24
11am - 5pm

August 30
11am - 5pm

September 13-14
Sat - Sun
11am - 5pm

September 27
11am - 5pm

September 28
11am - 5pm

October 18-19
Sat - Sun
11am - 5pm

October 18
11am - 5pm

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