The Popcorn Sale is Important!
There are plenty of good reasons for your Scouts to take part in the annual popcorn sale. Scouts can earn money for camp and activities throughout the year. Scouts also learn valuable skills like teamwork, goal setting, time management and salesmanship – just to name a few. Scouts gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment, the popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting!
Selling popcorn also helps the Orange County Council raise money for improving our camps properties, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders, and keeps program and activity costs down. Best of all, there is NO upfront cost to your Unit to participate!
Let’s get started!
Is your unit ready to sell? Call or email Roslyn Rakosky at 714-546-4990 ext. 133 or RoslynR@ocbsa.org to confirm your participation and to make arrangements for any popcorn materials you may need.
Fall 2019 Sale Timeline
Highlighted items are required for bonus commission. Refer to your leader guide for details.
|Tues 6/25||Unit Popcorn Kernel Training from 6:30pm @ Council Service Center (Dinner at 6pm)||Attend the training. Click Here to RSVP!|
|Sat 8/3||Unit Popcorn Kernel Training from 8:30am @ Council Service Center (light breakfast served)||Attend the training. Click Here to RSVP!|
|Sat 8/17||Popcorn Sale Kick-Off||Training & Kit and attend youth sales training. Click here to RSVP!|
|Sat 8/17||Popcorn Action Plan DUE||Turn in to District Kernel or email it to Roslyn Rakosky.|
|Weds 8/28||Orders Due Online-
Show-N-Sell & Show-N-Deliver
|Submit your unit orders online.|
|Sat 9/21||Distribution Day @ OC Food Bank
Show-N-Sell & Show-N-Deliver
|Appointment required Sign up below|
|Fri 10/25||Returns & Payment from 8-12pm @ Council Service Center (SNS/SND Closeout WITH returns)||Unopened Cases only. Cheese and Chocolate products may not be returned.|
|Mon 10/28||Popcorn Take Orders due online||Login to the popcorn system to place your unit order.|
|Fri 11/8||Prize Orders due online from Trails End site.||Place your order online.|
|Names Due for the Ducks Popcorn Club||Click here to submit your Scout names online (coming soon).|
|Thurs 11/14||Payment Due –
(SNS & SND Close out NO RETURNS at Roundtable
|Units keep the commission & submit the difference.|
|Sat 11/16||Take Order Distribution @ OC Foodbank||Appointment required – contact your District Kernel.|
|Thurs 12/12||Payment Due – Take Order Close out at Roundtable||Units keep the commission & submit the difference.|
|TBA||Ducks Popcorn Club Member Celebration||Come out, get your t-shirt & celebrate with the Ducks!|
OC Food Bank 11870 Monarch St. Garden Grove, CA 92841
Link will go live on August 16
Store Front Sales
Scouts are Courteous and Kind… when booking your time slots, please take no more than 3 time slots per day/location (no more than 6 hours) in any given day to allow others access to the same store.
Some stores may require a Certificate of Insurance before you can sell in front of their store. You may receive this from Council by filling out the Request for Certificate of Insurance form located here. In most cases the store does not want to track the units coming to sell, so selling will be on a first come, first sell basis and to be scheduled with the store location of your choice. Stater Bros. and Irvine Property storefronts are the only council coordinated booth sales.
Contact your District Kernel Contacts to schedule Stater Bros. storefronts.
If the store manager requires a copy of the approval letter from Stater Bros please click here: stater bros approval
For Irvine Property Store Front Locations
Please reach out to Tina Blanco at: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Popcorn sale you may encounter a need for more product or have some extra product that hasn’t sold as quickly as you thought. Help out your fellow Scouts and EXCHANGE!
You can go to the Popcorn Pantry on Facebook to post a need for excess product. This is a closed group so you will need to ask to join, sign up early so you don’t have to wait! If you’re not on Facebook, don’t worry! Your District Kernel can help get the word out. Use the Transfer function in the popcorn system to complete the transaction. All units should confirm cases are full and product is in perfect condition at the time of the Exchange. Only full cases can be exchanged, no single items.
These resources have all sorts of useful information to aid you and your Unit in the popcorn sale and, as always, we are here to help answer any questions that you may have.
Our Cub Scouts teach Chewbacca how to sell Trail’s End Popcorn!