Our popcorn fundraiser is underway!
All registered scouts families have been emailed a link to download the new Trail's End popcorn sales mobile application. The app is a great way to :
- Sign up for sales times in front of local stores.
- Enter sales that you do at the local stores.
- Record credit card sales, using card number or Square reader.
- The Pack needs this fundraiser to support activities we do all year.
- Scouts should earn their way and help pay for Scouting activities.
- Each scout should try to sell $250 of popcorn.
- There are cool prizes, like pocket knives, toys, binoculars, flashlights.
Here is a link to a PDF of the prizes:
Remind your scouts to use the script we demonstrated at the Pack meeting.
“I’m [name] from Cub Scout Pack 156. We are selling popcorn to support our activities. Will you please help me?”
There are three ways to sell:
Show and Sell
The Show and Sell portion of the Popcorn Fundraiser begins on September 14. We have several locations for you to choose from to sell popcorn in two hour time slots for the last three weekends in September. You should be able to sell $150 - $200 in this amount of time. Please go into the Trail's End app to sign up for a time. If you cannot do this, please contact your friendly popcorn team by email at email@example.com
The Popcorn team will have the popcorn ready for you to sell at the sales location. This year, we are selling at Kroger, IGA, Walmart in Algood, and Walgreen's on Willow.
For "Take Orders," Scouts go door to door, sell popcorn and collect money. Then, the scouts go back and deliver the popcorn a few weeks later. Have your scout in Class A uniform! Accompany your scout for safety. If your workplace allows it, bring the order form in to your office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not get the brochure and other sales materials.
----> Take Orders forms and payments are DUE no later than October 15! <-------
You send an email to your out of town family and friends, and ask them to support your scout. Include an adorable photo of your scout in uniform for best results. The transaction is completely handled by the online popcorn system, and popcorn is delivered to their home. No Class A uniform is needed. You can do this in your pajamas watching TV! No doorbell ringing. No carrying around boxes of popcorn. And best of all, this year, DELIVERY IS FREE!!!!! This is a great way to get out of town family and friends to support your scout.
All you do is launch the Trail's End app, and then go to the "Share Your Page" at the bottom of the starting screen. Press the red envelope button, and then enter an email address. Trail's End app will send an email to that person, with a handy link where they can order popcorn. When they click the link, they'll see your customized page. Be sure to add a photo of your adorable scout, and customize the message on this page. This is really an easy way to sell popcorn.
NOTE: The products that you can order online are not necessarily exactly the same as the Show and Sell products.
As always, contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions about the fundraiser.
Signed, Your Popcorn Kernel!