Popcorn

Welcome to the 2017 Popcorn Season! Click Below to Sign-up!

 Unit sign-up 

Selling Popcorn is not just about raising Money

Come join the fun of selling popcorn this year!!! Selling popcorn is the Scouting Program and the money raised is a by-product and a means to support the program. The life lessons learned with selling popcorn vary from counting money, to public speaking to salesmanship. Selling popcorn is a vital part of the council's annual budget and helps lower the cost of Scouting. So what are you waiting for? Click the link above and sign-up to sell. 

Show and Sell Distribution

Allegion- 2119 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061 -Iron Horse, Soaring Eagle, Shawnee Trails, Twin Rivers and Pelathe

Wagner- 1731 St Louis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101 - Kaw, Golden Eagle, Northern Lights, Pioneer Trails and Frontier

Sara Lee- 1858 N Corrington, Kansas City, MO 64120- Blue Elk, Spirit Trail and High-Trail

 

Popcorn Kick-Off Video Contest

Earn an extra $1000 Commission by submitting your unit's Popcorn Kick-Off video. Each unit should conduct a Popcorn Kick-Off to motivate youth to get out and sell as much as they can. Check out this tutorial on Popcorn Kick-Off's. The video must be sent by Sept. 25th. The process is simple, upload the video to YouTube, paste the Video link in the Google Form and that's it. The winner of the Popcorn Kick-Off Video Contest will be revealed in the Oct. 1st Kernel Journal. 

 Kick-Off Video Submission 

 

 


The Unit Leader Guide

This document has all the information you need to help you with your sale. This living document is subject to change. 

 Unit Leader Guide 

Prizes

This is a great way to motivate your youth to sell more popcorn and earn more money for program. Here is a great example of what I mean. If a Cub Scout Pack opts out of prizes, and they typically sell $5000. Their 3% additional Commission works out to be about $150. If they motivate 5 boys using the Prizes to sell $350 the Commission is over $500. In some cases youth will be motivated to go above and beyond the sale. Check out our awesome prizes. 

 Prize Flyer 

2017 Product Selection and Sales Guide

Check out our great product selection for 2017! This year we have a Kansas City Chiefs Tin offering our Cheese Lovers product with White Cheddar, Yellow Cheddar, and Jalapeno. We also have a Salted Caramel Popcorn with Sea Salt. You are going to love this unique combination of sweet caramel corn with a perfectly balanced finish of sea salt.  Click below for a copy of your sales guide and all our great products. 

 Sales Guide 

 

Online Sales

Online sales is out fastest growing sales class when it comes to moving popcorn. It's super easy to do. Below are three easy steps to follow and here is a link to a tutorial.

  1. Have each youth attend your next meeting with an email address from Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, Neighbors, Church Members, Babysitters, Teachers, Family Friends and Parents' Friends. 
  2. Most of our youth today are familiar with creating an online profile. Helping them to create an online profile and inviting the people above to support their child in their Scouting Program is a pretty easy sale. 
  3. The money shows up at the first of every quarter. There is no money to collect, product to pick-up or anything to worry about as the money grows in your unit account.  

 Online Sales Login 

Popcorn Patch

Each year some of our youth are motivated by a popcorn patch and this year is no different. Click Here for all the information you need about the Mega Corn Popcorn Patch and all his awesome rockers!

 Mega-Corn Piece Patch 

  The Drone

This year we have yet another great motivator for youth and a great way to make your Popcorn Kick-Off fun and exciting. The Drone is used as encouragement for all  youth to get out and sell. For every $100 each youth sells he gets his name in the hat to win the drone. This is for all units that get signed up before the Sellers Academy.  

 

 

Popcorn Commission Structure

l  Base commission (every Unit earns this)                                                30%

l  Attend Sellers Academy/Popcorn Orientation; Pay invoice by 12/05      +2%

IN LIEU OF PRIZES, a Unit may opt for additional bonus                      +3%

 

2017 Key Dates

8/12/2017 Sellers' Academy - Cerner Riverport Campus
8/19/2017 Sellers' Academy - Overland Park Convention Center
8/21/2017 Show-N-Sell Orders Due
9/8/2017 Show-N-Sell Distribution
9/8/2017 Sale Starts
10/2/2017

Early-bird Orders Due

11/1/2017 Prize Orders Due
11/3/2017 Final Distribution

 Complete 2017 Sales Calendar 

 

Contacts by District:

District

Contact Name

Phone

Email

Big Muddy

Chastity Adkins

(816) 517-2029

poohbearloving@yahoo.com

Blue Elk

Amber Burkhardt

(816) 807-2127

amberburkhardt@yahoo.com

Frontier

Niel Campbell

(816) 569-4928

Niel.Campbell@scouting.org

Golden Eagle

Michael Newland

(360) 356-1938 popcorn.goldeneagle.hoac@gmail.com

High Trail

Joe Blackshere

(913) 484-4701

Joeblackshere@gmail.com

Iron Horse

Nathan Rackers

(816) 569-4964

nathan.rackers@scouting.org

Kaw

Judi Price

(913) 680-7485

jmrprice@earthlink.net

Lone Bear

Misti Lund

(660) 238-7308

mistilund@yahoo.com

Northern Lights

John Westling

(816) 213-5468

jwessling@cam-dex.com

Pelathe

Matt Cupps

(913) 707-6585

mattcupps@yahoo.com

Pioneer Trails

John Riley

(816) 349-8685

johnrileyco74@yahoo.com

Shawnee Trails

Susan Gloeb

(913) 563-8226

susangloeb@gmail.com

Soaring Eagle

Becki Clary

(913) 963-7282

SEPopcorn@kc.rr.com

Spirit Trail

Tammy Barnes

(816) 304-4589

tabarnes17@yahoo.com

Twin Rivers

Cathy Creviston

(785) 979-5772 Catherine.creviston@esis.com

Military Donation

The Military Donation allows customers to support the military and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $100 (platinum) $50 (gold level) or $30 (silver level) worth of popcorn for our troops when ordering online. Trail's End sends various Trail's End products to men and women in the military, their families and veterans' organizations. There is no shipping and handling charges associated with Military Donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Military donations also count toward Scout rewards.

 


College Scholarships

Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, face-to-face or combination) qualify for the Trails End College Scholarship Program.

Top Seller Rewards

The top seller in each district will receive a $200 visa gift card.

 

Big Winner Dinner

This is a recognition of our top 100 selling youth. Any youth who sells $1200 or more in popcorn is eligible and is recognized in front of his peers and their parents. Each eligible youth will be given a Top Seller Prize! Prizes typically chosen are TV’s, Slack lines, Tents, Pocket Knives, Drones, and Air Hockey Tables, etc!

 Big Winner Dinner Flyer 

 2016 Big Winner Dinner 

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For Questions Contact

Jonathan Geiger
Popcorn Sales Staff Advisor
 (816) 569-4979
 Jonathan.Geiger@scouting.org