Popcorn

Fund Your Ideal Year of Scouting with the Trail's End Popcorn Sale                                                             

Wouldn't it be great to participate in all the activities you wanted?  If you could pay for uniforms, awards, and registration without any money coming out of your pocket??

Imagine doing only one fundraiser and being able to fund your entire year of Scouting.  IT IS POSSIBLE.  Commissions from the Trail's End Popcorn Sale enable adult leaders to focus on the program, not on fundraising.  By planning, building a budget and setting sales goals, your unit will be on the way to growing its treasury.  Here is a different way to look at your budget for the year.  The average commission on a container of popcorn was slightly over $5.80* based on past sales.  Using this amount as a guide, here is an interesting new way to look at your apporximate costs in "popcorn containers" of several Scouting items:

Annual Registration fee - 3 containers

Boy's Life Magazine for 1 year - 2 containers

Pinewood Derby Car - 1.5 containers

Boy Scout Summer Camp Fee - 38 containers

Cub Scout Day Camp Fee- 10.5 containers

Sleeping Bag- 15 containers

Boy Scout Handbook - 1.5 containers

Boy Scout Uniform Shirt - 6.5 containers

These are just a few sample expenses a unit or scout might budget for in a year.  Each unit has its own unique activities, so be sure to list them when building your budget.

 

 

 

People buy popcorn to support the Scouting program (they do realize that they can get the popcorn cheaper at Wal-Mart, but also realize that they cannot buy the Scouting experience for a young person through popcorn at Wal-Mart)

 

 

Don’t ask people IF they will buy, ask which level they would like to support your Scout, with the various popcorn products and prices representing the various levels.

 

 

Visit more people—Most people who do not buy popcorn, do not buy because they did not get asked…over 80% of people will buy popcorn when asked!

 

 

Over 90% of people who buy popcorn from a Scout have made up their mind to support Scouting before they have even seen what the Scout is Selling!

 

 

Shoot for the Stars…Sell the higher priced products first to generate more program revenue.

 

Resources

2017 Leader's Guide

2017 Take Order Form

2017 Prize Program Form

Key Websites

sell.trails-end.com

bsaprizemania.org

scholarship.trails-end.com

 

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For more information regarding the 2017 Trail’s End Popcorn Sale, please contact Paul Hollier at 828-254-6189 or email paul.hollier@scouting.org.