Popcorn

Selling popcorn is the lifeline of Cub Scouts. By selling popcorn you are helping fund the Cub Scout program.

The revenue generated by popcorn sales helps us pay for belt loops, pins, den expenses, campouts, cookouts, Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold banquet, and more. This is our only source of income to make these events happen.

For 2021, we have a goal to sell $10,000 worth of popcorn between Show-and-Sell, Take Orders and online sales.

Incentives

If we hit our goal of $10k, we will have Kona-Ice at an upcoming event.

Any Scout who sells $500 between Show-and-Sell and Take Orders will have their 2022 BSA dues paid for by the Pack.

If we hit our stretch goal of $15k, one or more of the Pack Leadership will be taking whipped cream pies to the face.

Rules and Expectations:

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled shift so that the previous Scouts can properly transition to you

  • Please make sure your Scouts follow the Scout Law and Scout Oath

  • Masks are required at all times

  • Please enter all transactions into the tablet using the pre-defined options- do not use the manual keypad.

  • Also, please keep track of all transactions via the folder that is provided to you.

  • Sales will be calculated based on your shift times. If you transition earlier or later please let the Popcorn Kernel know so those sales can be credited to you.

  • The first staffed shift of the day is responsible for picking up the popcorn from the logistics coordinator.

  • The last staffed shift of the day is responsible for returning the popcorn to the logistics coordinator.


Key Dates

  • Now - Sell to your friends, family, co-workers, and more. Forms were distributed during our Fall Kickoff. If you did not receive one please email us and we'll get it to you.

  • September 18th - Show-and-Sell begin

  • October 17th - Show-and-Sells end

  • October 21st - Take orders are due

  • November 11th - Prize selection is due

  • November 13th - Take orders are distributed

Online Sales

Friends and family can place an order online that will support our Pack and be credited to your Scout.

By visiting https://ordering.campmasters.org/PopcornOrdering your friends and family can search for your Scout and place an order through there. You should have received a code that can be given out so that your Scout gets credit for the sell, however anyone can still buy from your Scout even without the code by searching for them on the initial page of this site.

Please note: Popcorn ordered via this site is shipped by Camp Masters directly to the buyer. Your Scout will still receive credit for the sale. Popcorn is sold via pre-defined bundles via this site and not all products are available.


FAQs


Q: What is a "show-and-sell"?

A: Show and sells are where we set up at a location such as Kroger, Lowes, Cabelas, etc. and directly sell popcorn to customers. Popcorn is available during this window.


Q: What are "take orders"?

A: Take orders are when you sell to family, friends, co-workers, etc. You collect the orders and money during the Take Order window, and popcorn is then available for pickup in early November.


Q: How much is the popcorn?

A: For specific prices, please refer to your order form. But generally they run from $10 up to $60.


Q: How does this help my Scout?

A: Scouts learn valuable skills during this time. For Show-and-sell opportunities, Scouts will learn interpersonal skills as they work with potential customers to talk about what we have to sell. Scouts will gain confidence in their speaking abilities and their ability to communicate with new people.