Across America, Scouts and leaders have funded their Scouting programs and increased their popcorn sales each year through a long standing partnership with Trail's End. Trails End is proud to have served Scouting for over 30 years, and their mission has always been the same: to help Scout packs, troops and councils raise the money needed to fund their programs and activities throughout the year. Popcorn helps to pay for the activities Scouts do, for the camps they attend, and for the equipment they need, like kayaks, tents and uniforms.
Boys can earn much more than money. Few activities demonstrate to Scouts the value of planning, organization, and commitment more clearly than a Unit’s combined efforts in a popcorn sale. Scouts develop and practice new skills, learn about sales and marketing, and reach new levels of personal success. And, once again, Scouts who participate in the sale can work toward requirements for Achievements, Activity Badges, and Merit Badges.
Click here to download the 2014 Popcorn Commitment form.
For more information on Trail's End's resources click here, or refer to the information provided below.
Trail's End has everything you need to plan and execute a successful popcorn sale. Simply review the Popcorn Sale Guidebook (included in your Popcorn Sale Kit folder) and follow the five steps below.
1. Plan Your Scouting Program
Plan your unit's Scouting program by month, determine all of your costs, and set unit and Scout sales goals with our Program Planner spreadsheet. Use this as a handout for parents at your popcorn kickoff.
2. Finalize Your Unit Incentive Program
You can offer your Scouts incentives in addition to the Scout Rewards offered through your council and Trail's End.
3. Build Your Best Popcorn Kickoff Ever
Refer to pages 10 and 11 in the Popcorn Sale Guidebook for the kickoff agenda and room layout to follow. Use the materials in the Popcorn Sale Kit folder to decorate your meeting room, and showcase prizes Scouts can get when they sell.
4. Communicate Effectively With Your Scouts And Parents
Give your parents the key program and sale information by customizing a parent handout for your popcorn kickoff.
5. Achieve Your Sales Goal
Be sure your Scouts set both online and face-to-face to achieve their sales goals. Show a Scout training video at your kickoff. If you have an internet connection at your kickoff, make sure Scouts create thier accounts to sell online.
See how the popcorn sale has helped Scouts just like you accomplish goals and achieve success!
Take a look at how Trails End manufactures their world class popcorn.
Take a look at a video showing how to conduct a successful unit kickoff.
We have many new incentives and prizes to excite the Scouts and leaders to sell popcorn. We hope you will have fun while earning advancements and building your unit's funds for your ideal year of Scouting!
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