Mountains District, NNJC
Annual Popcorn Sale
Orange Mountains District Popcorn Sale
For those who have not sold
popcorn in the past, here is how it works… There are two ways to
take part. You can do one or the other or both.
Method #1 is the "Show-and-Sell".
The "Show-and-Sell" is, as the
name implies, when your unit places and order for popcorn prior to September
10th and, once delivered, you sell the popcorn out in front of the local
supermarket, library, town hall, park, train station or wherever you like
(don't forget to get a permit if your town requires one!). The benefit
of this is a greater return for each microwave item sold. How is
that? As an exampe, a 12 pack of microwave popcorn sells for $10.
If you open the box and sell each packet for $1, you then make $12 per
box instead of just $10. You get to keep the extra $2 per box in
addition to the 35% base commission ($3.50) for that box. Multiply
that by 20 boxes and your unit makes $110! "Show-and-Sell" orders
can be picked up late-September. Payment and product return for "Show-and-Sell"
orders are to be made before October 15th.
Method #2 is the "Take Order" sale.
The "Take Order" sale is, as
the name implies, where your Scouts and parents take orders from friends,
family, co-workers and others. This tends to be by far the larger
of the two sales. Product and prize orders are due, preferably with
money, by late October. District Pickup are usually scheduled for mid-November
at Ench Roofing in West Orange, NJ. Units will be
notified of specific date and time. If you pay at or before
pickup, you can take a 35% commission. If you pay after pickup but
before December 1st, the commission is 30%. If you pay after December
1st, your commission drops to 25%. NNJC will not be writing checks
back to your unit, so when you pay for your order, keep your commission.
To sign up your unit or if you have questions, contact Karen
Stallsmith, District Popcorn Kernel.
Also, for more information
on the Trail's End products, Scout Prize Program, safety and sales tips,
and more visit the Trail's End web site at WWW.TRAILS-END.COM.
Check out their "Ideal Year of Scouting" section for computerized help
with creating an annual budget for your unit. You will not believe how
useful and easy their program makes budgeting and tracking your unit's
finances event by event and Scout by Scout.