Popcorn

Scouting believes in the principle that Scouts should "Earn Their Way" to fund their Scouting Adventure. Doing so teaches Scouts valuable skills that will help them in their adult lives. Skills learned from selling popcorn (such as Being Prepared, looking professional, knowing your product, and keeping your eye on the goal) can help your son with his first interview many years down the road!

Our Pack Sales Goal is $12,600!

Key Dates

Popcorn Kickoff

September 10

Sales Begin

August 26

Sale Ends/Money Due

November 7

Popcorn Pick Up

December 3

Show n Sales

Walmart Neighborhood Market- Carrollton

Sept 16th-10 am-12 noon*

Sept 17th- 2pm-4pm

Oct 14th 10 am- 12 noon*

Lowes-Carrollton

Sept 30th 9am-12noon

Oct 21st 9am-12noon

Additional Show n Sale dates will be updated as confirmations received.

Sign up Here to participate in Show n Sale

Contacts

Carla Craycraft (Popcorn Kernel)

popcorn@pack693.org

Committee Chair (John Ezell)

committeechair@pack693.org

Pack Fee

To cover the Pack operating costs and den expenses, the Pack charges each Scout a Pack Fee. We understand that this pack fee may make Scouting prohibitive for some families, so we have structured our program to allow Scouts to "Earn Their Way" by covering this Pack Fee using proceeds of the popcorn sales.

The total pack fee for the 2017-2018 Scouting Season is $167, payable in 2 installments (October & November Pack Meeting). The amount you owe for the Pack Fee is reduced by the amount of Popcorn you sell.

    • October Pack Mtg- 1/2 of Pack Fee due or bring in Popcorn Sales totaling $287.50

    • November Pack Mtg- balance of Pack Fee due or bring in total Popcorn Sales of $575 (additional $287.50)

    • December Pack Mtg- any remaining balance of Pack fee due in order to recharter with Pack 693 for 2018. If you are financially unable to pay the remainder of the Pack Fee, please let the Committee Chair know so alternative arrangements can be made.

By reaching our Pack Sales Goal, the Council will award the Pack an additional 2% Bonus in Commission. This additional bonus money can be utilized to further reduce your out of pocket expenses for the Scouting Season, as Pack 693 strives to provide the very best Scouting Program for your son.

To help reach our Sales Goal, each scout is asked to sell $575 worth of popcorn - and they won't have to pay the ack Fee. Concerned about selling this much popcorn? It's really not too difficult, but feel free to contact our Popcorn Kernel or Committee Chair to discuss how easy it is to sell popcorn!

Benefits to Your Scout and Family:

  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals

  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition

  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout

  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards

  • Scouts can earn their own way in the scouting program

  • Reduced or no out of pocket Pack Fee Expense!

Benefits to the Pack:

To fund our operations and events, Pack 693 requires each Scout to contribute a Pack Fee. This Pack Fee is set by the Pack Committee after careful consideration of the Pack's finances, number of active Scouts, and events planned for the year. Some things the Pack Fee Covers are:

  • Annual Scout Registration Fee

  • Annual Leader Registration Fee

  • Leader Training and Materials

  • Awards

  • Pinewood Derby Kits

  • Pack Meeting Activities

  • Den Expenses

  • Camping Equipment (Tables, Stoves, Lanterns, etc)

  • Food & Supplies for Campouts

  • Operational Supplies & Equipment (including this website)

As a parent, you are encouraged to request a copy of the Pack's annual budget to have a better understanding of how the funds are allocated.

Ways to Sell:

Take Orders

  • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form. Take Order Forms are provided during the Popcorn Kickoff (copy also attached at the bottom of this page)

  • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money.

  • The Scout processes the order and delivers the Popcorn to the Customer when the popcorn arrives.

  • All orders and money must be submitted by the Deadline!

  • 100% of Take Order Sales are applied to your Scout's to sales goal

Selling at Work

  • Mom and/or Dad take an order form to their work.

  • Fellow co-workers write their order on the order form and collect the money.

  • Mom and/or Dad deliver product and collect the money when the popcorn arrives.

  • All orders and money must be submitted by the Deadline!

  • 100% of Sales at Work are applied to your Scout's to sales goal

Selling Online

  • The Product is shipped directly from Campmaster's Popcorn to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.

  • Contact the Popcorn Kernel to setup your online account

  • Share your account information with your email contacts and via social media

  • Due to the additional cost of shipping, Pack 693 recommends using online sales only for friends and family that live out of state where in person delivery would be prohibitive.

  • 100% of Online are applied to your Scout's to sales goal

Selling at Retail Stores

  • The Pack will be arranging to sell popcorn on different dates at different locations in Carrollton. More information on this to follow.

  • Parents are asked to help out at the sale for at least one hour when their scout is present.

  • The proceeds of the sale will benefit all participating scouts equally.

  • Sales are split between Scouts working each sale.