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2017 Twin Rivers Council Popcorn Sale Information

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The Twin Rivers Council popcorn sale is all about supporting your unit’s program. The great program you, your leaders, parents and chartering partner provide to your Scouts requires funding, and the popcorn sale is one of the best ways to fund your unit’s quality year-round program. The popcorn sale is an opportunity for every family in your unit to participate in the success of the program.

Everyone Benefits From Popcorn! The most successful units have a planned program with specific goals, on where they want to go and how they are going to get there. Setting a goal for how much your unit needs to sell and for how much each Scout needs to sell is how your unit will have the funds needed to support your program.

Popcorn is a Proven Fundraiser for Scouting. Trails End has partnered with Scouting for over 30 years and Scouting as a whole has greatly benefited. There is no inventory or upfront expenses for your unit. All prizes are provided for by the Twin Rivers Council at no expense to your unit. Your unit keeps the commission from the money you collect, so you don’t have to wait weeks for a commission check.

Popcorn is Fun and Exciting for Your Scouts to Sell! The public loves Scouting and buying popcorn from our Scouts. Two out of three people will buy if asked to buy popcorn to support the program if asked – but they need to be asked. Over 70% of past customers say they would buy popcorn again if asked. In the Twin Rivers Council, Scouts that sell average around $265 in total sales, which is around $90 for your unit, PLUS the prizes for that Scout at no cost to your unit.

Scouts Can Earn Much More than Prizes for Themselves and Money for your Unit. There are very few activities in Scouting that demonstrate the benefits of planning, organization, team work and goal setting. The Popcorn Sale can teach your Scouts all of these plus marketing, salesmanship, public speaking and number of other skills that will serve these young men throughout their lifetimes.

What is new and improved about the 2017 Sale?

  • A stable product line-up of proves sellers with Gourmet Trail Mix being replaced by Sea Salt Caramel.
  • Back again this year is the same commission structure as the last 2 or 3 years for the Show n' Sell and Take Order portion of the sale.
  • Commissions for Online Sales remain at 50%. With the increase in commission, these sales will no  longer count toward the prize program.
  • We are continuing with four trainings throughout the Council.
  • As we did last year, IT IS REQUIRED THAT THE UNIT POPCORN KERNEL ATTEND ONE OF THE TRAININGS TO EARN THE 2% COMMISSION.
  • All of the trainings will be the same, just different dates and locations so, pick the one that works best in your schedule.
  • Council Extended Prize Program will continue with the $1000 Club called Harry's Heroes, the Top 2 Boy Scouts and Top 2 Cub Scouts will each receive 2 Gold Season Passes to the great Escape and the next 15 Highest Sellers will each receive 2 Day Passes to the Great Escape.
  • And we saved the best for last - Back again this year is the Get Hooked on Scouting FISH CLUB! But, shhhh we don't talk about Fish Club..

Sign up TODAY for the Popcorn Sale!

The unit commitment form may be filled out and submitted online by clicking hereExternal Link.  

You must submit this form to the Council Service Center by July 31, 2017 to earn the 2% Commission.

How can I find out our unit goal for this sale?

Here is a spreadsheet that can help you determine your goals:

What other resources and information do you have for me?

 Newsletter Archive:

The newsletter is sent to all users in the Popcorn System. If you are not receiving yours, please check your Spam/Junk folder and see if it is going there. If you are a nycap or roadrunner client, nycap and roadrunner typically block group emails. You may want to sign up for a free email account such as gmail or yahoo. Then update your email address in the Popcorn System.
  • Coming soon...

 Reserve your Show and Sell shifts here:

  • 2017 First New York Federal Credit Union Show 'n Sell
  • 2017 Lowe's Show 'n Sell  - September
  • 2017 Lowe's Show 'n Sell - October
  • 2017 Walmart Show 'n Sell - September
  • 2017 Walmart Show 'n Sell - October
  • 2017 Walmart Show n' Sell - October Page 2

Are there downloads available for the order form, product information, and the prizes so I can print them?

Yep!  Here you go!

Can selling popcorn help us with advancement?

You bet.  Take a look at the document below.  It provides detailed information on what achievements can be worked on for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts selling popcorn.  

Do you have the Scholarship Information

Here you go...

Forms and Information:

  • 2017 Top Seller Form
  • 2017 Fish Club Qualifier Form for Scouts who Sell $450 or more
  • 2017 Popcorn Show n' Sell Return Form
  • 2017 End of Sale Instructions/Checklist
  • 2017 Master Order Spreadsheet

I have more questions, who can I contact?

If you would like more information, please contact the council office at 518-869-6436 or 1-855-SCOUT-NY or email popcorn@trcscouting.orgExternal Link

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