Popcorn 2016 Update #2
From District Popcorn Kernel Tom Petersen:
2016 Popcorn Sale
Below are some highlights of the 2016 Popcorn Sale!
August 1st- Online Sales Begin
White Chocolatey Pretzels
Chocolatey Caramel Crunch
August 28th- Initial Orders Due
September 17th- Popcorn Sale Begins
September 17th-25th – Blitz Week
October 23rd- Popcorn Sale Ends
November 1st- Final Order and Prize Order Due
December 2nd- Final Payment Due
*A more detailed calendar will be provided at a later date
What’s New in 2016!
The 2016 Popcorn sale will have a Space/Star Wars theme. This is something that the Scouts can get excited about and will keep them engaged in the sale. This theme should be used at your Kickoff Party to get the boys excited about the sale.
Two Week Blitz:
There will be a two week blitz from September 17th to September 25th to kick off the sale. A Scout that sells $350 in that two weeks will receive a pop-up lantern. If they sell $450 in those two weeks they will also receive a Foamstrike Switchblade Boomerang. Sales for this blitz DO NOT have to be take order but can be any type of sale. You will have product in hand during the Blitz!
The product for the 2016 sale will be very similar to last year. The only new product this year will be Chocolatey Caramel Crunch. Two products will be offered in Tins this year. Both White Chocolatey Pretzels and Chocolatey Caramel Crunch will be offered in tins.
Things to Focus On
Here are things that you should be focusing on now to prepare for the Popcorn Sale:
· Fill out the online commitment form on the council website (http://tinyurl.com/2016PCF)
· Recruit Unit popcorn Kernels if needed
· Complete Unit Individual Sales Plan with District Kernel or District Executive (https://247scouting.com/web/BSA160/attachment/document_14637657300_2938.pdf)
Complete details can be found on the Council popcorn page (http://crossroadsbsa.org/popcorn)
Selling popcorn is a simple and efficient way to fund your Unit’s activities.
If you have questions, please contact me.
North Star District Popcorn Kernel