Popcorn Central

Selling Trails End popcorn is a great opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. The 2016 popcorn sale officially starts on August 27.

 

2016 District Popcorn Kickoffs
Kick-Off #1 August 27th 9:00 AM Pink Palace Museum 3D Theater 3050 Central Ave, Memphis TN 38111 
Kick-Off #2 September 8th TBD Delta State 1003 W Sunflower Rd, Cleveland, MS 38733

 

2016 Sale Schedule:

August 27 Kernel Training & Council Kick-Off Meeting - Pink Palace
September 12 Show N Sell Orders Due to Council
September 24 ONE DAY Show N Sell Order Pick-Up
November 4 Show & Sell Money Due to Council
November 4 Take Orders Due to Council
November 12 ONE DAY Take Order Pick-up at District Locations
December 2 Take Order Money Due to Council - Prize Orders Due to Council
 Need another Popcorn Order Form?  Click and print one right here!  2016 Popcorn Order Form PDF - coming soon

 

 

Scouting Supports the FedExFamilyHouse!

Donate a gift of popcorn to families staying at the FedExFamilyHouse in Memphis.  FedExFamilyHouse is a home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  The average stay for these families is 3.5 days and their stay at the FedExFamilyHouse is free of charge.  What is a top request for families when they come to the FedExFamilyHouse after a long day at the hospital?  Comfort food! And popcorn is at the top of the list.  Donate today and touch the lives of those in need in ways you cannot imagine!  Learn more about the FedExFamilyHouse   

A New Way to Sell

Tired of having to deal with inventory, pickups and Show N Sells?  We have a new idea that is worth checking out.  With the combination of Online, Military, and the FedExFamilyHouse you have a powerful combination of selling techniques.  Support two great causes, get the same credit as traditional selling and place only one order. Click here and check out the details and have a great selling season!

Reasons to Sell:

  • Your Unit can raise enough funds for your whole year's program.  Each unit keeps 33% of each sale.
  • Boys build confidence & self esteem, learn goal setting, and how to earn their own way
  • Their are great prizes for your Scouts

Selling Methods

  • Show and Sell: This sale is designed to sell popcorn that your unit popcorn chair signs out and picks up at a district warehouse drop-off point. Then, at a location of your choice, you and the boys from your unit sell the popcorn directly to the public.
  • Show and Deliver: This is the best way to increase popcorn sales. The boys in your unit take an order form and product door to door. The boy sells the product, delivers the product, and collects the money all in one trip. Studies have shown that only 18% of US households have even had a knock on the door by a Boy Scout asking to support Scouting.  Do you see an opportunity here?
  • Take Order Sale: The boys in your unit take orders on a form for the different varieties of popcorn and then deliver them to their customers. The forms are turned in and one unit order is made. The popcorn is picked up by the unit popcorn kernel and distributed to the boys who made sales.
  • Online Sale: Your Scout can sell online to help earn his own way and fund his Scouting adventures!

For more assistance in selling popcorn to benefit Scouting, contact your unit popcorn kernel or your district popcorn kernel.