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Popcorn Sales

Welcome to Popcorn Central. The Three Fires Council annual popcorn sale is the largest fundraiser of the Scouting year. The success of our Popcorn campaign helps to deliver quality programming at every level of Scouting. In fact, Three Fires Council has one of the most successful Popcorn programs in all of Scouting. Last year, we raised over $1.1 M for our Scouts through your efforts. Thank YOU for making time in your busy schedules to support our Popcorn program.

Folks in your communities can't wait for Popcorn season! Many of your customers come back year after year to try new products, reconnect with their favorites and purchase gifts of popcorn for their friends, family and co-workers. We've put together a ton of information to help you run a successful Popcorn campaign. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have fun out there!

Ron Wentzell, Staff Adviser
ron.wentzell@scouting.org
630-797-4615

2019 POPCORN TIMELINE

  • COUNCIL POPCORN KICK-OFF AUGUST 17
  • DISTRICT ALTERNATE TRAINING MEETINGS AUGUST 19-31
  • PRE-ORDER DEADLINE AUGUST 29
  • POPCORN SALE STARTS SEPTEMBER 1
  • PRE-ORDER HOME DELIVERY SEPTEMBER 17-20
  • KISHWAUKEE DISTRIBUTION SEPTEMBER 20
  • PRE-ORDER DISTRIBUTION SEPTEMBER 21
  • BONUS ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 26
  • BONUS DISTRIBUTION OCTOBER 12
  • PRODUCT TRANSFER DEADLINE OCTOBER 26
  • PRIZE ORDERS DUE NOVEMBER 2

SUPER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Units returning product only
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Units returning & picking up product
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Units dropping off take-order forms or picking up product
Due at Super Saturday: Pre-order payments & returns, final orders & payments

Be ready to pick up part of your order. No returns accepted after 3 p.m.

 

  • FINAL ORDER HOME DELIVERY NOVEMBER 14-15
  • KISHWAUKEE DISTRIBUTION NOVEMBER 16
  • FINAL ORDER DISTRIBUTION NOVEMBER 16
  • FINAL PAYMENT PROCESSED DECEMBER 1
  • PRIZE DELIVERY DECEMBER 2019

Popcorn Tools of the Trade

 Time Table Coming Soon

 $1,250 Sellers Form Coming Soon

 Kernel Guide Coming Soon

Popcorn Tracker Basic (Excel) Coming Soon

Popcorn Tracker Extended (Excel) Coming Soon

Popcorn Sales Flier - Front Coming Soon
Popcorn Sales Flier - Back Coming Soon

 Unit Kernel Responsibilities Coming Soon

 Unit Kernel Checklist Coming Soon

 Den/Patrol ResponsibilitiesComing Soon

 Parent Consignment Form (PDF) Coming Soon
Parent Consignment Form (Excel) Coming Soon

 Ideal Year of Scouting Coming Soon

 Home Delivery Form Coming Soon

Virtual Sale Planner Coming Soon

 Popcorn District Contacts Coming Soon

For Popcorn Kernels

 2018 Parent Handout Form Fillable Coming Soon

 Kickoff Best Practice Coming Soon

 Trails End - Scholarship Form Coming Soon

 Den\Patrol Roster (Excel) Coming Soon

 Leader Guide Coming Soon

 Successful Storefront Sale Coming Soon

 Unit Kickoff Checklist Coming Soon

Unit Kickoff Presentation (PDF) Coming Soon
Unit Kickoff Presentation (PowerPoint) Coming Soon

2017-2018 Program planner Budget (Excel) Coming Soon

Unit Incentive Handout (PowerPoint) Coming Soon

Settlement Form (PDF) Coming Soon
Settlement Form (Excel) Coming Soon

Unit Goal Poster Coming Soon

For the Scouts

 Scout Sales Script and Selling Tips Cards Coming Soon

 Online Sales Instructions Coming Soon

 Scout Sale Planning Worksheet Coming Soon

Path to Advancement Coming Soon

Training Videos Coming Soon

Scout Goal Poster Coming Soon

Thank you Card Coming Soon

2019 Camp Card Sale

HOW THE CAMP CARD SALE WORKS:

  • The 2019 Camp Cards are designed to help Scouts earn their way to Summer Camp and Day Camp
  • The Camp Card deals value at $250 for just $5
  • The participating unit and/or individual youth will keep 50% commission ($2.50) of the sales for each Camp Card sold!
  • Commissions from the sales are encouraged to be applied toward directly sending youth to Summer Camp programs, but they may be used as the unit committee sees fit.

THE VALUE OF SELLING CAMP CARDS:

Participating in the Camp Card allows each Scout to directly fund their way to various Camp programs

*Note — Program costs and sales per youth are close approximations.
Program Cost # of cards to sell per youth
Cub Scout Day Camp $165 66
Webelos at CFL $215 86
Summer Camp at CFL $310 124

CAMP CARD TIMELINE:

*Note — The initial order for ALL Camp Card will be based on the number of cards that are pre-ordered by units. Only a slight surplus will be ordered to handle additional sales.
**Note — Units keep commissions and only turn in unsold cards & money due council
December 2018 Camp Card promotions and unit sales sign-up begins
January 2019 Camp Card Promotions at Roundtable Meetings
January 2019 Camp Cards distributed at Roundtable Meetings
February 1, 2019 Camp Card sales begins
February 17 – April 21, 2019 Weekly youth drawing contest
May 1, 2019 Camp Card sale ends
May 15, 2019 Units turn in money and unsold Camp Cards to the Norris Volunteer Service Center (Council Office)*
May 15, 2019 Email unit sales tracking sheet to validate top sellers tfc@scouting.org
June 1, 2019 Grand Prize for Top Seller
June 1, 2019 Commission drops to 35%
June 14, 2019 Commission drops to 25%

For more information see our Camp Cards Guidebook