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, calculate returns, create sales and promotional materials, manage 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 as a result of 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.

Why Sell?   

     Scouting Popcorn         Covid-19 Scouting Participation At-Risk Statement

• 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.

1. Take Order Sales 

Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Sales run from after the unit kick-off (after August 18, 2021 through November 1, 2021). Customers can write their order 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.

Unit Sign-up for Take Order / Online Sales (opens soon)

Take Order Form

 

2. Online Popcorn 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 July1st 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 or they may still choose one of our pre-set bundle options.  Order and sell multiple bundles to increase unit profits!  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 and location, 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-Sale                

2021 Products 

  • COMING SOON!

 

Scout Prizes

Order by November 2, 2021 

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

 

 

 

 

Cyber Weekend Promotions

Every Scout who sells at least one item online during the following weekends will automatically be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card! 

  • 2021 Dates TBD

 

 

Scout and Parent Tools

 

Script and Tips

  • Sales script - Coming Soon
  • Sales Scripts and Tip Cards - Coming Soon
  • Top Seller Tips - Coming Soon
  • Scout Tips for Successful Popcorn Sales - Coming Soon
  • 2021 Popcorn Sale - Coming Soon

Goals

  • Scout Sales Planning Worksheet - Coming Soon

Printable Materials 

  • Door Hanger - Coming Soon
  • Thank You Card - Coming Soon
  • Business Cards(.pdf) - Coming Soon
  • Business Cards (.doc) - Coming Soon
  • Thank You Business Cards (.pdf) - Coming Soon

Videos

  • Coming Soon

 



  
 

 

 

Leader Resources

2021 Guidebooks

Fundraising Budget Guides

Unit Kickoff and Leader Training

  • Kickoff Tips - Coming Soon
  • Unit Kickoff Checklist - Coming Soon

Parent Handout

  • Parent Handout Form - Coming Soon
  • Online Selling Information - Coming Soon

Goal Trackers

  • Scout Goal Tracker - Coming Soon
  • Scout Sales Planning Worksheet - Coming Soon
  • Unit Goal Tracker - Coming Soon

Tips and Scripts

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

Videos

  • Coming Soon

 



 

 

 

Important Dates 

April 1 - December 31, 2021 Online popcorn sales period
May 20, 2021 District popcorn kernel orientation
July 15 or 22, 2021 Show-n-sell training
July 24, 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, 2021P Popcorn kick-off
August 23 - October 14, 2021 Show-n-sell replenishment period (Orders placed by Sunday at 11pm are distributed each Thursday.)
October 1, 2021 Show-n-sell payments processed
October 2, 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 20, 2021 Popcorn pick-up
November 20, 2021 Unit top sellers form due to district
November 20, 2021 Unit payments due to district
February TBD, 2022 Online commissions issued and mailed to the committee chair on file for the unit

Contacts

Popcorn Kick-off: At the popcorn kick-off, unit leaders will receive, sales materials, training, and leader tools. Every unit should send at least one leader. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive

Popcorn Pick-Up: 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 (mid-size vehicles hold about 15 cases; sport utility vehicles hold about 30 cases; minivans with seats removed hold about 50 cases; for more than 50 cases consider renting a truck).

 

District
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District Popcorn Contact 
(right-click for email address)

Show-n-sell Pick-Up
August 14, 2021

Take Order Pick-Up
November 20, 2021

Apollo  
Kendra Quincy
346-228-4750
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX 77040
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Houston, TX  77040
Arrowhead

Brett Estrade
225-803-1360

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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Arrowmoon Athena Cherry
979-739-1546
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Big Cypress Becca Manuel
281-736-2729
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Brahman

Susan Franklin
979-533-1120

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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX 77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Brazos

Charala Ordoyne
281-384-8402

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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Copperhead Lynn McKay
281-367-3141
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
David Crockett  Vanessa Bartley
303-870-3948
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Flaming Arrow Jenny Osment
865-405-0403
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
George Strake   Therese Wind
832-606-2137
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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Houston, TX  77040
Iron Horse  Tomeka Scheuerman
620-770-9057
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Lone Star Annette Cortinas
281-777-5308
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Mustang Kimberly Healey
713-248-9996
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Orion   Freeway Logistics
5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Phoenix   Freeway Logistics
5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Raven   Freeway Logistics
5910 West by Northwest  Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
San Jacinto Tiffaney Clark
281-728-0378
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Soaring Eagle  

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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston TX  77040

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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Texas Skies Jennifer Srack
281-394-2280
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Thunder Wolf Scott Kirby
713-784-9703
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
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5910 West by Northwest Blvd
Houston, TX  77040
Twin Bayou   Freeway Logistics
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Houston, TX  77040
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Houston, TX  77040

 

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