That’s right! It’s that time of year again to dust off your uniform and get out there and sell popcorn! Show and Sell will be the weekends of 9/24 (Sat and Sun) and 10/1 (Sat and Sun).
Take orders (individual scout selling) will commence after the first pack meeting, where our Popcorn Kernel (David Fryer) will give a popcorn talk and distribute the glossy order forms the scouts can take home.
Take orders must all be gathered and submitted to Trails End by Tuesday, October 11, but we will need to wrap up order taking by Saturday, October 8. Take order forms need to be submitted to your den leader by October 8.
Selling online is the best way to sell to your friends and family who live out of town. You can send emails to your customers asking them to purchase Trail’s End products online. Your customers click on the link in your email and can begin shopping right away. They order products online and pay with a credit card, and Trail’s End ships the products directly to your customers. Go to Trails End online sales and create an account. Online sales do not credit towards district prizes, but the Pack will be giving prizes for online sales.
Please realize selling popcorn should not be considered an optional activity for our loyal scouts (Tigers are optional). It is all our duty to contribute to popcorn sales, which is our only fundraiser for the whole year to help fund all of our scouting activities.
Each scout is expected to support the Show and Sells and also sell some popcorn independently. Each scout should each try to sell $250 worth at a minimum (that’s only 10 to 15 bags).
Plus, who doesn’t want to earn PRIZES!
You can also visit www.ctyankee.org/popcorn for a quick tutorial video.