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2016 Popcorn Campaign Kicks Off August 11

by Jill Lucas, August 4, 2016

Hello Texas Hills District, 

My name is Jill Lucas and I am the Texas Hills District Popcorn Kernel for the 2016 Trail's End Popcorn Sale. I wanted to touch base with everyone and get some information out to you all regarding Popcorn Sales for this year. First off, if you are not the person who should be contacted regarding the Popcorn Sales let me know and I'll remove your address from my contact list. If you can provide me with the correct person's name and contact information that would be greatly appreciated. 

Selling Trail's End Popcorn is a great way for your Scouts to earn money to get the most out of all the great events and activities Scouting has to offer, not only at the Unit level but all the way up through the Alamo Area Council up to National. Depending on how your Unit decides to handle funds earned they can help a Scout pay for things like Recharter fees, uniforms, camps, outings, even Jamborees and High Adventure Camps. To register your Unit to participate in this year's Sale click the link below. 

http://www.alamoareabsa.org/Event.aspx?id=5699

Your Unit can sign up to sell popcorn a number of ways: Show-N-Sell, Take-Order, and Online, or any combination of those. If your Unit has declined to sell in the past I urge you to at least give the Online option a chance. This is the easiest option for selling as everything is done online from the sales pitch to the inventory to the payment to the delivery. The only thing your Scouts need to do is set up an account, make a profile, send emails, and wait for those sales to roll in.  Trail's End has a completely reworked online platform and it is very user friendly and updated for today's online buyers. 

Below are some key dates for this year's Sale:

  • August 11 - Popcorn Training @ Council Wide Roundtable
  • August 29 - Show & Sell Orders Due 
  • September 9 & 10 - Show & Sell Order Pickups
  • October 29, 31, November 1 - Returns Accepted (no late returns)
  • November 7 - Take Orders Due
  • November 18 & 19 - Take Order Pickups & Gift Card and Bonus Prize Orders Due
  • December 9 - Payments & College Scholarship Forms Due

There will be a Training for Unit Popcorn Kernels at next week's Scouting Expo, formerly the Council-wide Roundtable, August 11th, 2016 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall (behind the AT&T Center), as in years past. There is no online registration for the training but below is a registration link for the Scouting Expo as a whole. 

http://www.alamoareabsa.org/Events/SE2016

It is not necessary to register to attend but it does get your name into the running for lots of awesome door prizes. Sign-ups for the Popcorn Training will be available directly before the training that evening. If your Unit has not chosen a Popcorn Kernel yet please have any interested or willing leader or parent attend to share the information with your Unit to help us make this year's Sale a success for your Unit, our District, and our Council! 

AJ Chaney and I have been brainstorming some ideas to help all the Units in Texas Hills be as successful as possible so be on the look out for more news to come. Please take a minute to register your Unit as a Popcorn Sale participant and feel free to call, text, or email me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your time.  

Jill Lucas

Texas Hills Popcorn Kernel

[Click for member's page]

(830) 708-4542

 

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