Popcorn 500

Fueling Your Scouting Program

Sales have started!!

Order sheets and Prize flyers were handed out at the Pack meeting on 9/8. If you didn't get one or you need more take order forms, please contact Kristin Briley.

Set a goal for your son. Boys with a goal sell 50% more than boys without a goal. The Pack set a goal of $400 per boy. This will provide the additional money to support your son for all of the activities for the year. If you choose not to participate, the pack request a donation of $100.

Make your goal. The average sale is $25. Your son would need about 16 orders to meet the pack's goals. Pick one day and ask your neighbors. Bring your son to work and ask your coworkers. Email friends and family using your online account.

Download a script to help your son. Asking will you help me is better than asking will you buy popcorn. It is much more difficult for someone to say no to helping a scout. Explain that popcorn is a donation to support scouting and not just an item to buy.

Download tips and tricks for selling popcorn. This is a great resource to answer any questions you may have. Make sure your time selling is used most efficiently with these tips and tricks.

Take payment at the same time as you take the order. Have checks made out to Pack 179. Money is turned in the same time as the Take Order form is due. See below for more information.

Popcorn will be available for distribution on November 7. Pick up early afternoon. See below for more information.


Sign up for Online Sales

Sign up or log into your Trails End online selling account by September 30, 2015 for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. More details here.

Spread the word!

  • Go to Trails End to log in.
  • Click on Spread the Word.
  • Use the tools to send out emails, Facebook posts and Tweets to spread the word.
  • Blitz Weekend #1

    Friday, Sep. 18th, 8am to Sunday, Sep. 20th, 10pm

    Your neighborhood

    Have your scout sell at least one item and he will earn a special limited edition patch for weekend #1 (while supplies last)!!

    Blitz Weekend #2

    Friday, Oct. 9th, 8am to Sunday, Oct. 11th, 5pm

    Your Neighborhood

    Have your scout sell at least one item and he will earn a special limited edition patch for weekend #2 (while supplies last)!!

    Take Order Forms and Money Due

    Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 7pm

    2424 Midway Road

    Plano, TX

    Please bring your take order form AND money to the Pack meeting at Barksdale.

    Popcorn Pick up

    Saturday, Nov. 7th, 11:30am-12:30pm

    2424 Midway Road

    Plano, TX

    Come pick up your popcorn at Barksdale!!

    Important Dates

    Download the list of important dates.

    Questions? Comments? Photos?

    Email me for questions.

    Do you have a photo of your scout selling popcorn? Get it into this newsletter, send it to me or send a link.