Pack 90 Popcorn Information Page
Pack 90 does one fundraising activity per year - Popcorn Sales.
We strive to have transparent, reviewable tracking, so parents and scouts know how much they are selling. Remember, 25% of each sale goes directly to your scout’s fund account. This money can be used to pay for scouting-related fees such as annual dues, camping, or other activities. Depending on sales levels, five to ten percent of all sales are returned to the Pack to pay for activities and events.
Traditionally, scouts carried a paper order form and catalog. People selected what they wanted and paid the scout (usually by check or cash). By the way, the deadline for order form and money turn-in is OCTOBER 25, 2019. After monies are submitted and orders processed popcorn is shipped to the Pack. Mr. Pittler and Mr. Haines attempt to stuff all of it in their cars and bring to FHPC. Scouts pick up their orders and deliver them to supporters. However, there is a new way to sell popcorn that does not require all of this legwork.
You may continue to use this method, but the new internet-based applications offer direct shipping and have other advantages. Web sales, however, can go on thought the year, with your scout(s) receiving credit for purchases tied to them. We find that relatives who live out of state love the new web process.
To begin you’ll need to establish an account for your scout at the Trail’s End Site. Those interested in the app need to install it on their phone. Note: Scouts can sell using paper forms or the Trail’s End Application. Paper forms are available at Den Meetings. Here are instructions:
TO Create Your Online Fundraising Page
It takes less than 10 minutes to register, personalize your Scout page, and start selling.
Register for your Scout’s Account HERE. Then follow these steps:
1. Share with Family and Friends. There are built-in sharing capabilities via email, social, and text message make sharing easy.
2. Receive Support. Family and friends visit your fundraising page, where the average order value is $65, and place orders on your behalf.
3. Track Online Fundraising Orders. See who’s supported your scout’s fundraiser, send them thank you emails, and request additional support.
TO Download and Install the App
To get the App, use either the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android). The App is supposed to be self-explanatory, however many people have indicated that a short introduction would be helpful. Here is a brief walk-through video on how to set up the Trail’s End Popcorn App
Some NOTES ABOUT Online Sales
FREE SHIPPING on all orders
2018 free shipping tests grew 61%.
Eliminates consumers’ #1 objection.
More product variety.
Sales count toward Scout Rewards and Trail’s End Scholarship.
Access to special TE online promotions and rewards.
IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
If you have questions, please contact Popcorn Kernel, Ronna Currie. You can find her information on Scouttrack. We would publish it here, but robots harvest phone and email for malevolent purposes.