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Popcorn 2017 Update!

posted Jun 30, 2017, 6:56 AM by Sapona District   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 1:26 PM ]
Hello Sapona District Leaders and Volunteers, 

Sapona District received great news on the Popcorn front for this coming year. The Rowan United Way is no longer imposing a blackout on fall popcorn sales in our District. Effective immediately, our units can sell popcorn on the same schedule as all other council units. Thanks to United Way for working with us on this major fund raising project. (Jeff Bays says we should do at least $100K). Please spread the word to your scouts and volunteers and start gearing up now for a great Popcorn selling season this fall.

Marny Hendrick
Sapona District


Plan to attend the popcorn training meeting for the Sapona District.  Please click the link below to sign up to sale popcorn this fall and register for the Training which will be on July 25 at 6:30 at St John's Lutheran Church (The same place we have Roundtable)

July 25:  Popcorn Seminar and Chair Training - CLICK HERE

Council Popcorn Kickoff August 9th - Info Coming Soon!

Sapona District Staff Advisor:   Jeff Bays
Sapona District Popcorn Chair:  Leighann Haglan

Why Sell Popcorn?

* Prizes for your Scouts and they love to earn prizes !!

* 4 Ways to Sell: Door to Door with Show-n-Deliver or Take Order, Show & Sell, and Online

* Your Unit can raise enough funds for an entire year’s program

* Boys build confidence, self esteem,  learn life skills, goal setting and how to earn their own way

* Money raised stays local to support individual Units and Council Programs

* Popcorn is popular and 3 out of 4 people will buy when asked

* Everybody loves Popcorn !!!

2017 High Acheiver Prizes!
Scouts who acheive specific sales levels can earn GREAT prizes!
(Scouts can earn these prizes neven if their unit doesn't participate in the BSA Prize Mania Prize Program)

2017 Calendar Dates:

All Popcorn training seminars are 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
July 18:  Popcorn Seminar and Chair Training - Forrest Hill UMC, 265 Union Street North, Concord, NC. 28025
July 20:  Popcorn Seminar and Chair Training - Faith UMC, 3708 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail, NC. 28079
July 24:  Popcorn Seminar and Chair Training - Camp Barnhardt, 44184 Cannon Road, New London, NC. 28127
July 25:  Popcorn Seminar and Chair Training - St John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC. 28144
July 28: Commitment to Sell Due
August 4: Show and Sell Orders Due on Camp Masters System
August 9: Popcorn Kickoffs - Sales Materials Distributed
August 9: Sale Begins
August 25: Show and Sell Distribution (Stay tuned for your specific location)
Blitz Weekend # 1
Blitz Weekend #2
November 3: Sale Ends & Last Day to Return Unopened Cases
November 3: Take Order Sales Due On Camp Masters System
November 17: Take Order Distribution
December 1: Payment Due
Commissions - Up to 38%
Among the highest in the country
Base Commission:  Every Unit's starting commission is 32%!!

Prize or Cash Option: If your unit chooses Cash option you receive an additional 3%

New Unit or +15%: If your Unit did not sell in the past 2 years, or if your Unit increased by 15% the average of your last 3 years; the Council will add 3% to your 2017 overall commission.