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Annual Popcorn Sale & Fundraising

 

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Throughout our service area, every year, our Scouts sell over $400,000 of popcorn products. Of this amount, more than 70% comes back to support Scouting with about one third going to the unit (pack, troop, crew or post) to support the program for the year ahead and one third to the council for operational support.

The annual popcorn sale contributes 10% of the annual operating budget of the Mohegan Council. Your council uses these funds to provide recruitment support, training, administrative support, camping services, registration and advancement support, marketing support and professional staff.

Scouts Earn their Own Way to Camp
In addition to helping the council and individual units meet their financial needs, scouts who sell popcorn can earn awards and money towards college funds. Also, scouts who worked hard during the popcorn sale can even earn camp vouchers applicable to their summer camp costs at Treasure Valley. On average, the scouts that earn camp vouchers receive about $100 toward camp.

In addition to earning awards, Scouts have a ton of fun selling popcorn, and gain some valuable experience with communicating with people. They also develop self-confidence and money-management skills.


 2016 Key Highlights & Incentives

  • popcorn-time-starburstPecatonica River Popcorn continues as our product supplier this year – with even more new choices!
  • NEW for 2016
    • Initial Unit Commission now starts at 25%
    • Units can now earn up to 36%!
    • Prizes shipped directly to Unit Kernals!
  • Online Prize Ordering!
    • All prize ordering will be done through national at www.BSAPrizeMania.org (see slides under Resources for more information).
    • For MORE prizes from Pecatonica, including the $2,500 Circle please also refer to the slides.
  • Council Strip Patches & Camperships!
    • $1000 in sales earns a Scout the $1000 Club CSP and $100 credit toward a week of camp at TVSR.
    • $2000 in sales earns a Scout the exclusive “I earned my way to camp” CSP, and a FREE week of camp at TVSR.
  • Fill-a-Sheet program! u_10138326
    • All Scouts who Fill a Sheet will receive two tickets to a Scout-Exclusive Showing of Star Wars – Rogue 1 and a 2016 Mohegan Council Pop Star Dangle Patch!
    • Starting the second week in September, a Weekly drawing will be held for a special prize! Full sheets must be turned into the Council Office the week preceding.
    • A Grand Prize drawing will be held at the end of the sale for an Amazon Fire HD Tablet! All filled sheets turned into the Council Office during the sale will be entered into this drawing, more sheets means more chances to win!
  • Top Seller ProgramsStar-Wars-Rogue-One-Poster

    • Each unit’s Top Seller (by dollar amount) will receive a special edition of the 2016 Pop Star Dangle Patch, only one per unit!
    • The Council-Wide Cub-Scout AND Boy Scout Top Seller (by dollar amount) will receive their choice of either a Razor Dune Buggy OR a $400 Gift Card.
    • The overall runner-up top-seller in the Council will receive an Amazon Fire HD Tablet AND preferential seating at the movie.25143511
    • Each District top-seller (excluding the over-all top sellers) will receive an Amazon Fire HD Tablet AND preferential seating at the movie.
  • Top 25 Dinner
    • In March, 2017, a dinner will be held for the Top 25 Sellers (by dollar amount) of the Council!

 


Kernal Territory Map

  • Deb McMillen - Council Kernal
    • debmcmillen5@gmail.com
    • 508-596-6536 Call or Text
    • New Braintree, Oakham, Rutland, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston
  • Marti Thompson 

    • mlthompsonmm@yahoo.com
    • (H) 508-892-5465 (C) 401-374-5211 Call or Text
    • Paxton, Leicester, Auburn
  • David Guerad

    • dguerad@gmail.com
    • 516-852-9213
    • Shrewsbury, Worcester
  • Erik Coldwell

    • coldwell.erik@gmail.com
    • 508-332-8114
    • Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton
  • Kelly Stickney

    • mstickney4450@charter.net
    • 508-476-4450
    • Douglas, Dudley, Southbridge, Webster
  • Scott Despres

    • scottdespres@verizon.net
    • 774-708-0512
    • Charlton, Millbury, Oxford, Sturbridge
  • Andy McCrillis

    • scoutermccrillis@gmail.com
    • 508-864-6146
    • Brookfield, E. Brookfield, N. Brookfield, Spencer, W. Brookfield, Ware, Warren

Dates

Activity

Location

8/18/2016

Popcorn Kick-off

St Joseph's Parish Center, 68 Central St, Auburn, 01501

8/29/2016

First Orders Due to Council

9/9/2016

First Order Sorted

Polar Beverage warehouse, 14a C Street, Auburn, MA 01501

9/10/2016

First Order Distributed to Units

Polar warehouse

10/3/2016

Mid-sale Order due to Council

10/14/2016

mid-sale order sorted by Council

Polar warehouse

10/15/2016

mid-sale order distributed to units

Polar warehouse

10/31/2016

Final order due to Council

10/31/2016

Popcorn returns submitted to Council

11/5/2016

Popcorn returns dropped off

Polar warehouse

11/11/2016

Final Orders sorted by Council

Polar warehouse

11/12/2016

Final orders distributed to units

Polar warehouse

11/13/2016

popcorn prize selections due

11/13/2016

Popcorn invoices emailed to units

12/10/2016

Popcorn payments due to council

Council Office

1/21/2017

Popcorn celebration movie

TBD

Activity

Commission

Cumulative

Sell Popcorn!

25%

25%

Attend the kick-off, and (run a unit blitz or run a show-n-sell)

5%

30%

Average $100+ in popcorn sales per registered scout

1%

31%

Average $175+ in popcorn sales per registered scout

2%

33%

Average $250+ in popcorn sales per registered scout

2%

35%

Sell $1,000 more than previous year

1%

36%

New selling Units that sell at least $1,000

35%

$10 - $20

  • Yellow Popping Corn (Kernals)
  • Classic Caramel Corn
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter (Microwave Pop)- 18 Pack
  • Butter Light (Microwave Pop)- 18 Pack
  • Kettle Corn (Microwave Pop) - 18 Pack

$20 - $25

  • Sea Salt Splash
  • Mud Puddles
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Caramel with Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels

$35 - $50

  • Classic Trio (Natural, Classic Caramel, Cheddar Cheese)
  • Cheese Lovers (Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Cheese, Buffalo Ranch, White Cheddar)
  • Chocolate Lovers (Caramel Treasures, Mint Treasures, White Ruby, Peanut Butter Cup, Coconut Rain)

Military Donations - $30/$50

  • Allows customers to purchase popcorn for the men and women serving our country and support Scouting at the same time.

Full Sheets should be scanned and e-Mailed to mohegan.popcorn@scouting.org.
Please make sure the Scouts Name, Unit Number, and Town are legible!

Each initial sheet per Scout will receive, once available, a Pop Star Patch, and two tickets Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at a scout only movie event in January.

EVERY sheet e-Mailed to us will also be entered into a cool weekly drawing for some awesome loot, like $25 Cabela’s gift cards and more

Our expectation is that everyone lives by the Scout Law. Each line on the order form must be a separate order. Donations other than Military should NOT be listed on the order form. Direct donations should go directly to your Pack/Troop OR they may be converted into Military Donations that will count toward a scout’s filled sheet. Again, direct donations should not be listed on the order form.

Filled sheets should be e-Mailed to the council office by 11:59pm each Wednesday during the sale to be entered into the weekly drawing.

The email is mohegan.popcorn@scouting.org.