Every October Pack 167 participates in the Mecklenburg County Council popcorn sale. This is our pack’s number one fundraiser for the year. Pack 167 receives 33% of direct sales and 50% commission for online sales.
Selling popcorn develops responsibility and also builds communication skills. Scouts who participate in this event receive a special patch designed by the Council and 10% of their total sales are deposited into theirScout Account. These funds can be used to help pay for any Pack Scouting event. There are also prizes that can be earned from the Pack, Council and Trails End! Scouts who sell at least $2,500 in any calendar year receive 6% of their total sales invested in their own college scholarship account.
Show and Sells are organized by the Popcorn Kernel for most weekends in October at local retail locations. Displays are set up in front of the stores and Scouts sell to customers as they walk by. Scouts sign up for two-hour time slots. This is the easiest and most fun way to sell popcorn! Scouts are encouraged to attend as many Show and Sells as they can.
Take and Sells are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Each family will receive a sheet to log their sales and can check out popcorn products from the Pack to sell door-to-door or at the office. Parents are responsible for all product checked out.
Show and Deliver sales are another option. Scouts fill out their log sheet with their customer’s information and product requests and collect payment. Products are then delivered to the customers in early December.
Online sales are convenient for friends and family who live out of town. Product is shipped directly to your customers, and they can even order all year long! Register an account and start selling today!