Popcorn

Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. The council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for units to research opportunities, calculating returns, creating sales and promotional materials, managing a relationship with a vendor, etc. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn...It’s also about promoting Scouting!

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council due to the annual popcorn sale. Dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town, and show-n-sell. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.  

Show-n-Sell Training Sign-Up

Why Sell?   

• Increase your unit and council income – stays in the local area.
• Meet annual fundraising goals faster than ever before
• Scouts pay for their way for various programs (e.g., summer camp, dues uniforms).
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.  
 Loads of incentives motivate Scouts to sell.                            
• Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.                                 



 

Ways to Sell Popcorn

There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town, and show-and-sell (and wagon sales). All sales count towards prizes.

Popcorn Commitment How-To      How-To Screenshots      Sign Up to Sell Popcorn 
                                                                                                          

1. Take Order Sales 

Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Sales begin after the unit kick-off (after August 18, 2021- 2021 through November 1, 2021). Customers can write their orders on the form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit).  Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 20, 2021.

   Take Order Form (coming soon) 

2. Online Sales

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer, contact-free!  The advantage of online sales is that Scouts don't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run each year from July 1st to December 31st.

 

How do Scouts sign up for online sales?
 Coming Soon

3. Show-n-Sell and Wagon Sales

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops, and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take order sales. Units can customize their initial order ($2,500 minimum) to meet their needs. Show-n-sell and add-ons must be ordered as whole cases. Orders are non-refundable.

Wagon sales is another great way of selling for Scouts.  It's a combination of the show-n-sell and take-order methods.  The Scout takes actual product door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a show-n-sell table on wheels.  There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take order sales.  

Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on August 14, 2021. For pick-up times, contact the district popcorn kernelWeekly replenishment orders are available with no minimum requirements starting on August 23, 2021. Replenishment orders must be placed each week on Sunday by 11:59 pm.  

 Order Show-n-Sell  (coming soon)                                                           Show-n-Sell Training Sign-Up

Product Lineup

  • Show-n-sell and add-ons must be ordered as whole cases. Take orders sales can be ordered in any quantity.
  • Products (except the three combo tins) come in cases of eight.
  • Orders are non-refundable.

Product Lineup, .pdf  .jpg

Yellow Popping Corn

America’s healthiest snack food in a re-sealable tub! Pops up tender for that fresh popcorn taste you’re craving.
$10; Net Wt. 2 lbs.

Jalapeno Cheese

The unmistakable zip of jalapeño pepper gives this feisty popcorn flavor its heat. Perfect for those that like their snacks with a little kick.  $20; Net Wt. 7 oz.

Cheese Lover's

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese to satisfy any cheese lover’s appetite. Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeño Cheese, Buffalo Ranch, White Cheddar. $40; Net Wt. 20 oz.

Classic Caramel Corn

Glazed to perfection with real butter and brown sugar to create a flavor to remember, with a crunch you can’t forget.
$10; Net Wt. 8 oz.

Caramel with Sea Salt

Caramel corn made with real butter, brown sugar, and the perfect amount of sea salt. The crunchy, sweet, and salty combination will leave you wanting more.
$25; Net Wt. 16 oz.

Chocolate Lover's

The Chocolate Lover’s tin features five irresistible sweet treats! Milk Chocolaty Pretzels, White Chocolaty Pretzels, White Ruby, Peanut Butter Cup, Coconut Rain.
$60; Net Wt. 60 oz.

Butter Microwave (16 pack)

Take advantage of this convenient way to enjoy the freshly popped taste with a rich butter flavor. 0 grams of trans fats.  $20; Net Wt. 40 oz.

Sea Salt Splash

Caramel popcorn dunked in dark fudge and sprinkled with a splash of sea salt. If you have never tried this combination, you don’t know what you’re missing.
$25; Net Wt. 16 oz.

Cheddar Cheese

Made with real cheddar cheese, each freshly popped kernel is a savory blend of cheeses that will keep you coming back for more.
$20; Net Wt. 7 oz.

Kettle Microwave (16 pack)

Experience the combination of the sweet, yet salty flavor of Kettle Corn. 0 grams of trans fats.
$20; Net Wt. 40 oz.

Hometown Heroes Trio

Everyone’s favorite blend of sweet and savory, a snack you won’t be able to put down. Mix them together for a Chicago-style treat, or enjoy them individually. Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Natural Flavor.
$30; Net Wt. 23 oz.

Military Donation

Send the gift of popcorn to our military men and women, their families, and veterans’ organizations. The popcorn will be shipped directly and is not available for local delivery.  $30 or $50

Scout Prizes

Order by November 2, 2021 

Scouts are motivated by prizes and the ability to work towards a goal.

The prize levels are based on the actual amount sold per Scout. Help your Scouts select prizes that they would like to earn.  Scouts can select one prize from the level reached or can pick multiple prizes from lower levels to total the level or sales. For example, if a Scout sells $800, the Scout can choose a prize from the $800 level or one from the $450 level and one from the $350 level. All prizes are ordered online through the popcorn website at prpopcorn.com. See instructions below.

No combining sales for families or unit level.  Each Scout should be recognized.

 

Prize Order Online Instructions (Unit Kernels)

STEP 1. Choose the link on the Popcorn Order Page at prpopcorn.com.

STEP 2. Click on the button that says “Click here to claim your prize”.

 STEP 3. Select “Choose your Prizes”.  Every qualifying Scout.  No combining Scouts, no combining siblings.

 STEP 4. Enter the quantity of the items you are ordering. Then press “Add to Cart”.

 STEP 5. Select Shipping Info button. Enter the shipping information. Then press “Save”.

STEP 6. Select the “View Cart” button. Review the items in the cart.

STEP 7. Select the “Checkout” button and then press “Submit” button to finalize.

Prizes will be shipped to the unit popcorn kernel.

 

Cyber Weekend Promotions

Scouts who make an online sale during the Cyber Weekends will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Sales from 12:01am Friday to Sunday at Midnight will be counted as entries.

Cyber Weekends are

  • October 1st - 3rd
  • November 5th - 7th

 

Scout and Parent Tools

Script and Tips

Goals

  • Scout Sales Planning Worksheet 

Printable Materials 

Leader Resources

2021 Guidebooks

Fundraising Budget Guides

  • Yearly Budget for packs
  • Yearly Budget for troops

Unit Kickoff and Leader Training

  • Kickoff Tips 
  • Unit Kickoff Checklist 

Parent Handout

  • Parent Handout Form 
  • Online Selling Information 

Goal Trackers

  • Scout Goal Tracker 
  • Scout Sales Planning Worksheet 
  • Unit Goal Tracker 

Tips and Scripts

  • Online Sales - How to Hit Your Goal 
  • Show and Sell Success Tips 
  • Sales Scripts and Tip Cards (one per page) 
  • Storefront Popcorn Selling Request Letter 
  • Popcorn Sales Code Of Conduct
  • Popcorn FAQ 

Resources

 

Kernel Tracker App Tutorial

 

My PR Popcorn Tutorial

 

Scout Seller ID's

 

Scout Boss Introduction - Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates 

July 1 - December 31, 2021 Online popcorn sales period
May 20, 2021 District popcorn kernel orientation
July 13 and15, 2021 Show-n-sell training
July 22, 2021 Show-n-sell orders due
August 14, 2021 Show-n-sell pick-up
After unit kick off through November 2, 2021 Traditional take-order popcorn sales period
August 17, 2021 Popcorn kick-off
August 23 - October 25, 2021 Show-n-sell replenishment period (Orders placed by Sunday at 11 pm are distributed each Thursday.)
October 1, 2021 Show-n-sell payments processed
October 1, 2021 Cyber Weekend Promotion #1 (sell at least one item online during the weekend)
November 5, 2021 Cyber Weekend Promotion #2 (sell at least one item online during the weekend)
November 2, 2021, by 4:00 pm Unit popcorn orders due online
November 2, 2021, by 4:00 pm Unit Prize order Due
November 20, 2021 Popcorn pick-up
November 20, 2021 Unit payments due to district
February TBD, 2022 Online commissions are issued and mailed to the committee chair on file for the unit.

 

Kickoff / 
Distribution 

Date

Location

Details

Show-n-sell pick-up August 14, 2021 Freeway Logistics
8828 Taub Rd, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77064
Units that pre-ordered popcorn should send one or more representatives to pick up the popcorn order for the entire unit. Remember to bring a large enough vehicle to hold all the popcorn (loading tips).
Popcorn kick-off August 17, 2021 See table below At the popcorn kick-off, unit leaders receive sales materials, training, and leader tools. Every unit should send at least one leader to the popcorn kickoff. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive
Take Order Pick-Up November 20, 2021 Freeway Logistics
8828 Taub Rd, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77064
Each unit should send one or more representatives to pick up the popcorn order for the entire unit. Units need to bring full payment (unit check or money order) and a list of the top three sellers and the amounts sold. Remember to bring a large enough vehicle to hold all the popcorn (loading tips).

Contacts

 

District
(click for website)

District Popcorn Contact 
(right-click for email address)

Popcorn Kickoff

Apollo  
Kendra Quincy
346-228-4750
 
Arrowhead

Brett Estrade
225-803-1360

 
Arrowmoon Athena Cherry
979-739-1546
 
Big Cypress Becca Manuel
281-736-2729
 
Brahman

Susan Franklin
979-533-1120

 
Brazos

Charala Ordoyne
281-384-8402

 
Copperhead Lynn McKay
281-367-3141
 
David Crockett  Vanessa Bartley
303-870-3948
 
Flaming Arrow Jenny Osment
865-405-0403
 
George Strake   Therese Wind
832-606-2137
 
Iron Horse  Tomeka Scheuerman
620-770-9057
 
Lone Star Annette Cortinas
281-777-5308
 
Mustang Kimberly Healey
713-248-9996
 
Orion    
Phoenix    
Raven    
San Jacinto Tiffaney Clark
281-728-0378
 
Soaring Eagle    
Texas Skies Jennifer Srack
281-394-2280
 
Thunder Wolf Scott Kirby
832-654-6064
 
Twin Bayou    

 

Council Contacts

For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Mary Welch
Popcorn Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3374
 popcorn@shac.org

Jeanne Gebo
Administrative Assistant 
 (713) 756-3311
 jeanne.gebo@scouting.org

 

Helpful Loading Tips

* 25 cases or less will fit into most standard 4 door sedans                 * Most truck boxes will hold between 25 - 50 cases
* Up to 40 cases will fit into most SUV's (e.g., Explorer, Blazer) * A topper or a tarp is strongly suggested for truck boxes
* Up to 60 cases will fit into most minivans with no seats * For orders larger than 75 cases, enclosed trailers are best
* Up to 75 cases will fit into a Suburban with no seats * Product Weight and Dimensions