The popcorn for the store sales and the table, banner, and cash box will be stored at Liz Chambers's house.
9 to 1 shifts need to pick up table, banner, cash box and popcorn at Liz Chambers's house. 1 to 5 shift need to drop off the table, banner, cash box and popcorn at Liz Chambers's house.
Thank you in advance for teaming with fellow Scout families in your den to sell popcorn in front of either Safeway in the Red Hill Shopping Center or United Market on the Miracle Mile.
The product mix and pricing differ from last year and are as follows:
2.0 lb bag of unpopped kernels for regular old-fashioned stovetop or air-popper popcorn: $10 Microwave "unbelievable butter" popcorn box containing 18 individual serving packages: $20 Microwave "butter light" popcorn box containing 18 individual serving packages: $20 Microwave Kettle corn popcorn box containing 18 individual service packages: $20 11 oz. bag of ready-to-eat (already popped) caramel corn: $10 20 oz. bag of ready-to-eat (already popped) caramel corn with almonds and pecans: $20 9 oz. bag of ready-to-eat (already popped) dark and white “chocolatey triple delight" popcorn: $20 7 oz. bag of ready-to-eat (already popped) white cheddar cheese popcorn: $15
We will try not to run out of anything. We will try to get more supplies if popcorn runs low.
For each shift, your den’s coordinator will use the signout sheet to “check out” your popcorn products, table, Pack 50 banner, tabletop pricing tags, cash box, donations bucket, sales order sheet, and photo of good table set-up. Content quantities in open boxes will be marked on top of the box. Bring enough product to the stores that you don’t run out, but try to keep caramel corn and chocolatey triple delight out of the direct sun.
Each den is responsible for pickup and dropoff of materials from the Chambers's house, proper accounting, and staffing assignments within the shift. Try to get every Scout involved for some part of your den’s shift.
Proper accounting means records of the quantities taken from, and returned to, the Chambers house, a sales tally sheet (you can use one of the door-to-door sales forms), and separate counts of cash from sales and cash from donations. A den adult may need to get some “starter cash” for making change and for the donations bucket. If you provide any starter cash, then please remove your starter cash at the end of the day, so that only the sales and donations are provided to Popcorn Central.
The boys must wear their uniforms. After all, we’re selling popcorn in front of stores that have popcorn inside, probably for less than we’re asking. Our customers are buying not only popcorn, they’re buying into a youth organization they think is good for the boys and good for the community. Giving money to a kid in uniform is part of that value proposition.
Work with the boys on sales manners (say please and thank you) and graciously accepting “no” (the response from most) or critical comments from people on national BSA policies. Have the boys make change, but keep the cash box where only the scouts and den adults can get their hands on it. We may have a square available for credit purchases. If people want to write checks, they should be made out to “Pack 50.” We cannot give free samples.
If people ask what the sales revenue or donations go toward, tell them it helps send Pack 50 scouts to camp and to fund community service activities.
Finally, never leave the table unattended and be sure to clean up completely after packing up for the day. This is essential to maintaining goodwill with the stores.