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New details about Advance Auto Parts and Bass Pro storefront sign-ups will be posted here shortly.

POPCORN STOREFRONT TIPS

This type of Show & Sell is a lot like an “old school” lemonade stand. Your unit gets permission to have a booth in a high visibility area and your Scouts sell actual popcorn product there on the spot. This method has been highly effective for many units. A unit can plan a Show & Sell day and split Scouts/families into shifts so that everyone takes a turn. Talk with local stores to setup a time to sell.

2020 STOREFRONT SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Those selling at storefronts will be required to adhere to some safety guidelines including:
  • Scouts need to wear a mask or face-shield
  • Have hand sanitizer available
  • Suggest one family at a time at each booth
  • Maintain proper social distancing
  • Temperature check prior to arrival

PLEASE REVIEW THE ENTIRE SAFETY GUIDELINE DETAILS AND FLYER HERE

BEFORE THE SALE DATE

  • Visit or call locations early (except Kroger). Remember there are plenty of other places besides Kroger for Storefront Sales.
  • If the store requires proof of insurance, please contact popcorn@danbeard.org or refer to danbeard.org/popcorn.
  • When reserving your day, ask the business if there are any setup restrictions that you should be aware of.
  • Double check with the business the day before in case a conflict has arisen. Schedule 2-3 Scouts and 2-3 parents for about 2 hour shifts to keep things organized. Confirm with the parents a few days beforehand.

DURING AND AFTER THE STOREFRONT SALE

  • Have Scouts in uniform and stand in front of the table.
  • Never have the Scouts ask if they want to buy popcorn. Coach them to ask things like: “Would you be willing to help support me going to Scout summer camp?
  • Have products displayed neatly. Putting prices on will likely discourage higher purchases.
  • Make sure to thank the store manager. Consider buying a bag and giving it to the store manager along with a thank you note signed by the Scouts.
  • Split sales either by Scout performance, or by diving out the sales by an hourly rate.

STOREFRONT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Please consider the following safety suggestions:

  1. Wear masks and follow local health guidelines
  2. Consider operating from behind a table
  3. Have hand sanitizer and wipes on hand
  4. Consider a Bluetooth chip card reader
  5. Setup product for easy purchase and pickup
  6. Create a large sign with products
  7. Maintain social distancing

Potential Locations for a Show & Sell:

*Be sure to speak to the appropriate person to schedule a Show & Sell.

  • Your Church
  • Your Community Park
  • At Community Events
  • Wal-Mart
  • Ace Hardware
  • Lowe’s
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Great Clips
  • UDF (United Dairy Farmers)
  • Home Depot
  • Michael’s
  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Gas Station/Truck Stop
  • A Local Mall
  • A Retail Store
  • Soccer Field