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 9/16 (Sat and Sun), 9/23 (Sat only), and 9/30 (Sat and Sun).
Take orders (individual scout selling) will commence after the first pack meeting, where our Popcorn Kernel (Brent Chase) 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 Council by October 16, but we will need to wrap up order taking by Sunday, 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 products online. Your customers click on the link in your email and can begin shopping right away. They order products online, pay with a credit card, and CAMP MASTERS ships the products directly to your customers.
To send an email to your friends for online selling, go to CAMP MASTERS online sales and click on PopcornOrdering.com, then click on the yellow button labelled “Scout Sign In”. Accounts have been created for each of the scouts.
- Select the following:
Council drop down: Connecticut Yankee Council
Username: FirstNameLastName (no spaces)
Password: FirstNameLastName1 (also no spaces)
For example, if the scout’s name is John Doe, the username is JohnDoe and password is JohnDoe1. Then select, “send email” in the middle of the page. Type in the recipient’s email address and hit “send email” at the bottom right to send the email.
Online sales do credit towards district prizes, which is new this year.
Please realize selling popcorn should not be considered an optional activity for our loyal scouts. 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, except TIgers, should each try to sell $250 worth at a minimum (that’s only 10 to 15 bags). Tiger Scouts should each try to sell $100 worth at a minimum.
Plus, who doesn’t want to earn PRIZES!
You can also visit www.ctyankee.org/popcorn for a quick tutorial video.