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Help raise money for the Pack! Sell Popcorn!
IMPORTANT NOTE - there is A LOT of info here, please, please read it all!
Popcorn sales are an excellent opportunity for your scout to gain self-confidence, learn about sales, and help the Pack! We are also promoting a donation page alternative in case people wish to support scouts but not buy popcorn.
Pack 275 finances our activities through two main forms of funding: the Annual Registration Fee and Trails End Popcorn Sales. The annual registration fee is spent primarily on Scouts BSA annual re-chartering (~ $5000) while Popcorn sale commissions subsidize a number of our Pack activities, such as:
How Popcorn Sales Will Work (This Year)
We are doing contactless, on-line sales ONLY this year. Trails End helps scouts set up their Online Popcorn Store that handles ALL popcorn selection, sales AND delivery to the buyers desired address. See our step-by-step guide further below for details.
Selling (thru December 31st)
Scouts will get an invite to set-up their online store (or update it if they made last year) then they just share the link to the site with their Trails End Scout ID and get the credit for any sales made it! Note: We have a contactless door-to-door flyer promotional flyer option families can use if they are comfortable with it. (see details below)
This years campaign ends December 31st, Trails End will close online stores on that date.
Trails End handles ALL popcorn delivery of online sales. Shipping is free for all sales over $30 and begins as soon as orders are submitted. Delivery within 7-10 business days are typical but not guaranteed.
We get the following for all popcorn sold by our scouts:
Scouts can earn Amazon Gift Cards sales rewards with values based on their total popcorn sales. This year the Pack is matching that promotion with any donations also made with the Scouts ID during the fundraising campaign. (see details below)
One More Thing!
Our Pack also has one more perk: The highest selling scout in each Den gets to throw a Pie in the Face of the Pack leader of their choice during a pack meeting!! (live and on-line - aligned to safety guidelines)
The 2020 Popcorn & Donation Drive Guide
Key Date: The Sales and Donation period ends on 12/31/20
Step 1 - Setup!
To Get and Distribute Flyers
Scouts can CHECK HERE to see how their Sales and Donations are doing until ....
The Campaign Ends
A final tally will be assessed in January at a Pack meeting and the top selling scouts will be recognized. Each scout will received two Amazon Gift cards. One will for Online Popcorn Sales and the other for Direct Donations.
Miscellaneous: Trails End App & Sales Support
There is now a Trails End Mobile App that can help Scouts (and you) track their popcorn sales (in normal times, also help them sell, deliver and even take credit cards payments - with no fees! -when scouts sell door to door).
Questions or problems?
Please, contact our Popcorn Kernel if you have any questions or haven't received needed info by our October Pack meeting so your Scout can start selling as soon as possible!
Contact: Matthew Anderson, Popcorn Kernel - firstname.lastname@example.org (202-277-5077)