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Kernel Academy

June 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
East Lodge - Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
394 Pleasantdale Rd
Rutland, MA 01543
Council Kernels - Pam & Russ Tavares

Kernel Academy

Training session for Unit Popcorn Kernels

There are plenty of corny popcorn puns to pop, but being a Unit Colonel Kernel is no laughing matter!

It was that fateful third Tuesday night, Committee Meeting. There you were, someone asked you to bring the snack last week and, silly you, you did! Now, you mentioned you could reserve the space for that Bottle & Can Drive. The Cubmaster and Treasurer look at each other with an almost sinister smile. They say Popcorn would be right up your alley, well – how hard could it be!?

Fear not – this years Kernel Academy aims to teach both the basics as well as best practices, tips, and tricks, of the Mohegan Council Popcorn Fundraiser so that you will be in-the-know before the sale begins, including –

  • Schedule & Timeline
  • Unit Commission Program
  • Tracking & Submitting Orders
  • Conducting Show & Sells
  • Door-to-Door & Take-Order Selling
  • Best Practices

There will still be a Kickoff event on Thursday, August 16 in which all units must be represented at to participate in the Unit Commission Program. 

Unit Commission Program & Unit Kernel Registration Form

By participating in the Unit Commission Program, units have the potential to earn as much as 33% of their Scout’s sales in complete profit to be used as they see fit for unit adventures, off setting the costs of camps, etc. A Unit Kernel who manages the sale within a unit, including collecting orders, money, and prize orders from their Scouts, is required to begin the Unit Commission Program.

All Mohegan Council Scouts and families are able to participate in the fundraiser to earn prizes and help support Scouting in Central MA. Scouts selling from units not participating in the Unit Commission Program will be able to retrieve and return materials from the Council Service Center.

If your unit is not planning to participate in the program in 2018 – please indicate this.