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.
• 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
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 from August 2 - December 31, 2021.
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 kernel. Weekly 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.
- 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.
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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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
Order by November 2, 2021
Scouts are motivated by prizes and the ability to work towards a goal. Click here to see the prize brochure.
The prize levels are based on the actual amount sold per Scout. Help the 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 of 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.
Each Scout should be recognized. Families or units should not combine sales. Prizes are shipped to the unit popcorn kernel.
- How does the unit kernel order prizes?
- How to Order Prizes (for unit kernels)
- Login at prpopcorn.com and choose the link on the Popcorn Order Page.
- Click on the button that says “Click here to claim your prize.”
- Select “Choose your Prizes.” Each Scout should be recognized. Families or units should not combine sales.
- Enter the quantity of the item's ordering and press “Add to Cart.”
- Select the "Shipping Info" button to enter the shipping information and press “Save.”
- Select the “View Cart” button and review the items in the cart.
- Select the “Checkout” button and press the “Submit” button to finalize.
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. During Cyber Weekends, all sales from Friday at 12:01 am to Sunday at midnight will be counted as entries.
- October 1 - 3, 2021
- November 5 - 7, 2021
Fundraising Budget Guides
- Yearly Budget for packs
- Yearly Budget for troops
Unit Kickoff and Leader Training
- 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
Kernel Tracker App Tutorial
Brought to you by the Pecatonica River Popcorn company, Kernel Tracker is an app that simplifies managing your unit's popcorn inventory. Receive inventory from the council and dispense to your Scouts right from your tablet. Goal tracking is made easy. At a glance know exactly what inventory is available and what popcorn has been checked out to Scouts.
My PR Popcorn Tutorial
|August 2 - December 31, 2021 |
|Online popcorn sales period
|May 20, 2021 |
|District popcorn kernel orientation
|July 13 and15, 2021 |
|July 22, 2021 |
|Show-n-sell orders due
|August 14, 2021 |
|After unit kick off through November 2, 2021
||Traditional take-order popcorn sales period
|August 17, 2021 |
|August 23 - October 25, 2021
||Show-n-sell replenishment period (Orders placed by Sunday at 11 pm are distributed each Friday.)
|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
|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.