Selling popcorn helps to raise funds to attend National Youth Leadership Training, Florida Sea Base, or Philmont, maybe even a unit trip to Mt. Rushmore or Yellowstone. Scouts may also build life skills like sales experience and social skills!
Show N Sell: Just as the name suggests, show the popcorn and deliver it on the spot.
Show and Deliver: Show the popcorn now, and deliver later.
Door-to-Door: Sell popcorn in your neighborhood. This is the most successful way and the most overlooked.
Online: Sell to friends and family who don’t live in the area by using social media and email to market your sale.
For more information on each of these selling strategies, See Trail’s End library of videos here.
Units can earn up to 38% commission for the traditional popcorn sale. Bonus commission is given only if units have settled their popcorn account by December 2.
30% Base Commission
4% Bonus Commission: 10/10 Club (Complete any 1 of the 3 below)
2% Bonus Commission Zero Returns (Only allow a maximum 5% in returns)
2% Bonus Commission 95% of sale in tracked in app/portal system
35% Flat Commission given for all “Direct to Consumer” online popcorn sales
If a unit sells over $30,000 in Popcorn, they will automatically qualify for 38% commission
Any unit whose account is not settled in full by December 2, 2020 will receive a maximum 30% base commission.
Sell the Scouting experience, not just the popcorn. What do we mean by this? You learn to tie knots, catch fish, build character, be a contributing member of society and anything else you can think of. Pitch this idea to the people around you who will support the mission of Scouting more than just a popcorn sale.
Here’s an example: “My name is Pickachu, and I’m part of Pack 1. I am selling popcorn to earn my way to Philmont Adventure Camp. I’m excited to go with my friend Bulbasaur. Can you help me go to camp?”