Popcorn sales run from August through October. You might ask yourself: “Why should my scout sell popcorn?” The answer: It helps to fund the Pack and Scouting in general to offset the cost of dues and to help us build the quality programs your child richly deserves. In short, the more popcorn we sell, the more funds we will have for everything from awards and advancements to outings to Pinewood Derby Tracks.
We do encourage the scouts to participate in the pack fundraising. The scout is responsible for earinging $100 for every $1 of popcorn the scout sells the pack will get about 1/3 of that or about 33 cents. This means that if a scout sells $300 of popcorn, they would earn the pack $100 after the cost of the product and the Council. This requirement could be waived if the parents pay the $100. If the scout sells popcorn and does not reach the $300 goal the Parents would be responsible for the remainder of the $100 cost. Parents may also elect to pay the whole $100 and not have their scout sell. That said, Popcorn sales helps the scouts gain confidence and a sense of pride knowing that they are paying their own way through the program. This is our primary fundraiser and we do encourage all scouts to “Do Your Best” to participate.
According to Pack 289 Standard Operating Procedures, the first $100 of “profit” for each scout goes directly to the pack to help offset operating costs ($300 in sales). Anything earned above and beyond this is tracked for each scout and may be used by that scout to help pay for scout activities such as camping, uniform parts, scout books, etc. They can even use their scout account to pay for pack dues!! The more funds you help raise, the more you can help to lower the cost of scouting for your child!
All sales must be processed through the Trails End app. If you would like to use the form to record sales for entry later, you can contact the Popcorn Kernel at the email firstname.lastname@example.org