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ABOUT POPCORN

WHY SELL?

When participating in popcorn, Scouts gain self-confidence, people skills, money management, salesmanship, and business ethics – things that help prepare them for life! These are great values and skills for youth to learn.

Here is a list of other reasons that units and leaders tell us why they sell:

Units earn roughly 40%-45% on average with a pre-built program designed for them (includes cash commission, prizes, giveaways and more).  Many units earn enough commission to fund their entire year including membership fees, summer camp fees, activity fees and more.

Popcorn provides access to pre-established storefront locations such as Kroger and Bass Pro Shop.  This means you get to sell popcorn to foot traffic at these locations rather than just asking those close to you.

Popcorn provides free Reds Ticket Vouchers and Free Events like access to the Cincinnati Museum Center just for participating in popcorn.  Do other fundraisers provide that?

On average a Scout sells about $150 worth of popcorn in 1 hour of dedicated time.  That means with 3 hours of effort, a Scout can pay for his national membership dues and a summer camp experience.  Plus, the Scout will learn the value of earning that experience.

We provide a prize program to incentivize Scouts and families so that they benefit along with your unit.  Years of sales history statistically shows that your unit will raise even more funds when offering prizes. Scouts can even earn free Summer Camp and unique Bonus Prizes.  Best yet, we’ve done all of the work for the prize program so that you don’t have to spend time on this and can focus on organizing your sale. 

NEW IN 2019 – Brand new prize program offers Amazon Gift Cards.  Scouts can get the exact prize they want and the prizes apply to Scouts of any age or gender.  Plus, we send the prize directly to the Scout so your unit kernel no longer will have to spend time collecting individual prize orders.  

While a large portion goes directly to help fund and support your unit, when you sell popcorn, you also help the greater Scouting cause here locally.  Additional funds are used to directly support the local Scouting program through camp improvements, equipment your unit uses like archery & bb guns, resources for your unit, facility improvements like composite decking at Cub World and more. Together we have all have a huge impact.  Help to make sure your unit fundraiser supports Scouting rather than other 3rd parties.

Over 230 local units sell Popcorn.  When you join popcorn, you join a unified effort that is promoted across the entire region.  So your unit benefits from advertising and a well known Scout fundraiser.

Through participation in the popcorn sale, Scouts can actually complete several requirements for various ranks or badges in Scouting. Think of it as a great win-win.

NEW IN 2019

New Popcorn App Helps Manage the Sale & Assist Kernel
New Prize Program – Reduces Time for Kernel
Free Credit Card Processing – Paid by us
Free Online Shipping for Online Sales

CONTINUED IN 2019
Unit Bonus Levels
Free Popcorn Festival Event for your Scouts
Online Transfers
Online Additional Orders
Online Return Manager
Additional Show & Sell Opportunities
Sample Product at Rally

BENEFITS FOR YOU
Simplified Bonus Commission Structure
Kroger Storefront Access
Outer Space Theme to get Your Scouts Excited
Ideas and Supplies for Your Kickoff
Free Credit Card Reader
Unit Show and Sell Banner
Unit Posters
Military / Food Pantry Donation Bucket

2019 POPCORN RALLIES

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – UAW right next to Scout Achievement Center
Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Erlanger, KY 
Tuesday August 13, 2019 – Scout Achievement Center 

Rally Schedule:

6:00pm – New Kernel/Kernel Refresher Pre-Session
6:30pm – Registration and Pickup Supplies at Rally Booths Begins
7:00pm – 8:10pm – Popcorn Program
8:20pm – 8:30pm – Rally Booths Reopen