By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 14, 2019

Sell Popcorn Today, Pay For Scout Camp Tomorrow

Trail’s End popcorn sales are back, and they’re here to fund your Scouting adventures all year! Here at the council, we have a calendar packed full of Scouting fun like summer camp, day camp, and merit badge adventures. Want to be involved in it all? You can sell popcorn year-round, so start selling now to save for all that’s in store for 2019.

Why Sell Popcorn 

The popcorn sale has never been about just selling popcorn, it’s about supporting and promoting the Scouting experience and personal growth. From gaining confidence to learning salesmanship, your Scout learns skills that translate well in the real world. They even learn communication skills while building up the courage to speak to different individuals and influence them to make a purchase. Do you have a born salesman in the family?

There are even more benefits than that! Your Scout can earn prizes like the Galactic Collection Patch, which recognizes a Scout for their exemplary sales. Your Scout will take home 50% of the revenue from each sale and 25% can go to Trail’s End. That money can be used to fund Scout camp, jamboree, or even pay for gear at the Scout shop. The money is meant to provide assistance to Scouters and their families as they make Scouting purchases. We want to make sure every Scout has the same opportunities as others.

Selling with Your Unit

There are many ways your Scout can sell popcorn with his unit. Try some of the ways we recommend selling popcorn below. 

  • in your neighborhood, going door to door
  • the storefront of a local store (obtain permission from the store beforehand)
  • set-up a popcorn stand to sell from

Some tips to keep the sales going is to sell in places that are busy and have a lot of foot traffic. Sell later in the evening between 4-7pm when people will be home or on the weekend. 

Sell Individually or With Your Family

It can be hard to find a time when your troop is all free to sell together, but that’s okay! You can still sell your popcorn individually or do it alongside a family member. We do want to make it clear that we don’t recommend going somewhere unfamiliar and selling door to door alone. If you do choose to sell individually, let an adult know where you will be and stick to places you are comfortable and familiar with. 

Selling Online

There is a fairly new online selling system where Scout can fundraise through personalizing their sales. All your Scouts need to do to set this up is:

  • upload photos and or videos
  • write a short bio about their Scouting adventures
  • send emails, texts, and post to social media

This new way of selling popcorn is making the process quicker and easier than ever. You Scout won’t even have to leave the house to earn money. The products are shipping directly to the buyer and the purchase is made online with a credit card. It’s almost effortless and the reward is worth it.

Click here, to create an account or learn more about this fundraising platform.

Flavors

 

There are exciting new flavors, some of which are available exclusively online. With 9 different flavors, we are sure to appeal to one of your cravings. Try choosing between the butter deliciousness and the sweet milk chocolate, or don’t! Buy them both and fulfill all your popcorn desires.

 

 

Here is a list of flavors offered below:

  • Sweet Caramel with Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Milk Chocolate Pecan Clusters
  • 24 Pack Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn
  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Premium Caramel Corn with Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans
  • Simply Salted Popcorn
  • Medium Roast Coffee (Ground & Single Cup)
  • Dark Roast Coffee (Ground)
  • 32-Count Campfire Blend Coffe K-Cups

 

Author: Nicole Balmforth | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council

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