Popcorn Sales – 2020

The Popcorn program enables your unit to do the things you want without running many fund raisers.  By selling popcorn in the fall, you can support an entire year of Scouting for your unit. This is an officially approved council-unit money-earning project that many packs, troops and crews participate in each year.

Popcorn Selling Safety Suggestions

Training:

Michael Beck 2020 The 43 units that attended the workshop in 2018 averaged 15% = $60,000 growth in their sale!  Increases ranged from 2% to 80%, 3 units increased over 200% and one unit increased over 480%!  Michael has updated his presentation to relate to the current COVID-19 situation.  If you miss this interactive ZOOM presentation there will be 4 more Michael Beck like trainings as part of the council’s training programs..
Michael Beck Registration Link
PPC Michael Beck (Like) Trainings

Popcorn Kickoff Training 2020 – Learn how to use the CAMPMASTERS website, what are the NEW products, what are the NEW incentives for 2020, and what tools are available to help you increase your sale.  Get ideas from other leaders – the best source! To get the most of the sessions and to follow the required social distancing – each in-person session – will be limited to 10 participants.  If requirements allow, we will increase to the allowed number.  If we change to Zoom, you can share the link with everyone.
Popcorn Training Registration Link

CHANGES TO COMMISSION PROGRAM FOR BEING TRAINED THAT YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF:

EARN 2% TRAINING COMMISSION

  • A RETURNING 2020 UNIT KERNEL WHO WAS TRAINED IN 2019 ATTENDS EITHER:
    • AN IN-PERSON SESSION or COMPLETES THE ONLINE SESSION
    • AS ALWAYS, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO ATTEND THE MICHAEL BECK OR ONE OF OUR OWN WORKSHOPS ON HOW TO GROW YOUR SALE
  • A NEW UNIT KERNEL MUST ATTEND:
    • AN IN-PERSON SESSION AND THE MICHAEL BECK WORKSHOP OR ONE OF OUR OWN WORKSHOPS ON HOW TO GROW YOUR SALE

18 Council-Wide Trainings and 4 Michael Beck (like) Trainings – pick the one which is best for you.  Training Registration Link

 

New Rewards / Bonuses For 2020

  • EARN 33% BASE COMMISSION – we have removed the FOS requirement for 2020
  • BONUS FOR 2020 – WHILE DOING YOUR SHOW AND SELL, IF YOU SET UP AND PROPERLY STAFF A TABLE TO RECRUIT NEW YOUTH INTO CUB SCOUTS OR SCOUTS BSA YOU WILL RECEIVE A $10 PER RECRUITING HOUR CREDIT TOWARD YOUR POPCORN BILL.
  • Popcorn BINGO – Each Scout will receive 1 random card to begin with.  Only 1 Traditional BINGO OR 1 FILL The CARD BINGO per card per Scout.    When you submit your winning BINGO card we will send you a new card. Take Order and Online sales only, no Show & Sell.
  • Military Official CSP – For a single $50 or more donation (WW military donation) from one customer in support of Popcorn for the Troops, Scouts can earn this Official CSP (council shoulder patch).  Online sales or Take Order sales only.  Sorry only one patch per Scout. 2020 Military CSP Form  Patriots’ Path Council works with a local organization to distribute popcorn to the military. 2020 Operation Jersey Cares Fact Sheet

Different Ways To Sell Popcorn:

Show and Sell – a booth type sale

Information about Show & Sell orders for 2020. It’s amazing the unforeseen challenges resulting from COVID-19. From the necessities of toilet paper to tins and microwave bags for popcorn. Camp Masters is standing with you and Patriots’ Path Council to deliver everything that we need. We do need your help with Show & Sell.

  • Order all that you need, but please consider ordering 20 – 30% less than your Show & Sell order in 2019.
  • To help spread the Show & Sell product inventory, I will be holding more inventory at Cedar Knolls, then out in the field.

WE PROMISE YOU, WE WILL MAKE IT WORK AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SALE!

Scouts sell popcorn they have at various locations, asking people to “…support them in their Scouting program.”  See separate tab for details and suggestions.  Sale goes from August 8th through October 24th.

Take Order – a door-to-door type sale

Scouts sell door-to-door with their order form.  All products including those containing chocolate can be ordered.  Visit neighbors, ask relatives, have mom and dad take an order form to work.  Sale goes from September 12th through October 25th with product delivery on November 14th.

Show and Deliver – a door-to-door type sale

Selling door-to-door with product in-hand allows Scouts to make the sale, deliver the product, and collect the money all in one visit. Show and Deliver occurs at the same time as Take Order selling – September 12th through October 25th.

Show and Deliver Information

Online Sales

NEW this year – no shipping on online sales! Online sales allow your Scouts to reach beyond their neighborhoods and sell across the country. Customers order online and CAMPMASTERS ships the popcorn directly to them. You do not have to handle any popcorn or money yourself. Online sales count toward prizes and commissions.

Online accounts are created at the individual Scout level. The “Single Sign On Link” is sent to each Scout by their Popcorn Kernel. New selling Scouts are set up by their popcorn kernel or can self register.  Click on the link below to register or access your Scout account.  August 1st – December 21st.

CAMPMASTERS’ Scout Sales Access Page

Single Seller

If your pack, troop or crew does not sell popcorn; you still can.  You can earn between 30% to 40% commission and still qualify for prizes! Register using the form below and participate in any of the above sale types.

Popcorn Patrol 2020

Scout Rewards & Prize Forms

All Scout sales between August 8th through October 26th count – Show & Sell, Take Order, Show & Deliver and Online.

Other Rewards for 2020

  • Popcorn BINGO – Each Scout will receive 1 random card to begin with.  Only 1 Traditional BINGO OR 1 FILL The CARD BINGO per card per Scout.    When you submit your winning BINGO card we will send you a new card. Take Order and Online sales only, no Show & Sell..
  • Military Official CSP – For a single $50 or more donation (WW military donation) from one customer in support of Popcorn for the Troops, Scouts can earn this Official CSP (council shoulder patch).  Online sales or Take Order sales only.  Sorry only one patch per Scout. 2020 Military CSP Form  Patriots’ Path Council works with a local organization to distribute popcorn to the military. 2020 Operation Jersey Cares Fact Sheet

Pack / Troop / Crew Rewards & Incentives

  • 2020 Commission Levels – Commission starts at 30% of your totals sales and can go to 40%.
  • 2020 Door To Door Delivery Form – We make arrangements to deliver your Take Order popcorn directly to you, no early Saturday morning pick up.  If your total sales for Take Order and Online sales reach $16,000, just submit the form by October 27th.

Calculate Your Potential

Make Your Sale Easier

  • 2020 Square Reader for Contactless & Chip and Magstrip Credit Cards Returning this year are the Square Readers.  Accept contactless payments, chip cards (emv) and magstrip cards.  Requests will be filled first come, first served.  Pick-up is in the service center in Cedar Knolls during normal business hours.  The person whose email address is being used for the account must be present for the training and the account activation.  (Other arrangements may be made for a returning kernel with the same email address.)  There is a $50.00 deposit on each set.  Counters the response “I have no money”.
  • 2020 Banner Request Add this 3 x 5 foot banner to attract attention to your sale.
  • 2020 Popcorn Machine Request We supply the machine, popcorn and bags to put it in.  Use this to add to your kick-off or re-energize your Scouts.
  • 2020 Family Fact Sheet – PDF and 2020 Family Fact Sheet – Word File Give to families so they have all the information on one sheet.  Download the Word version and customize.
  • 2020 UnitMasterRecord Take Order Sales Excel file which matches the Take Order sheet.  Has one line for each Scouts’ totals.  Use as a den / patrol total sheet or for the whole pack / troop / crew.
  • 2020 COI Guidelines Instructions for requesting a Certificate of Liability Insurance (sometimes requested by a Show & Sell location) and the 2020 COI Request-Fillable fillable COI form.

Additional Tools

Show and Sell – Order on Consignment

Remember – we keep extra inventory at the Council office in Cedar Knolls.  If you are running low on a particular product(s) let us know as soon as possible and we can make it available for you to pick up.

Get permission to sell near a store or other heavily trafficked area. You order full cases of popcorn, pick up your order on August 18h.  (The 50% payment on your order isn’t due until October 9th.) You provide a table, chairs, signs and cash for change.  You can also borrow a 2020 Square Reader for Credit Card, Chip & Contactless.

Each Scout can count a portion of your sales toward their prizes.  All sales count toward your commission.

Any leftover popcorn can be used to fill your Take Order Sale needs.

Note: Chocolate Popcorn is not available for Show & Sell.

Popcorn Returns – Procedure and Schedule: All unused popcorn from Show and Sell MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CEDAR KNOLLS OFFICE NO LATER THAN 3:30 PM ON October 24th  2020 Procedure and timeline for returns

2019 Top Sellers:

2019 Top 100 Sellers – Top 100 Elite Sellers from the 2019 Popcorn sale as of March 8, 2020
2019 $750 Club Sellers – $750 Club Sellers from the 2019 Popcorn sale as of March 8, 2020

Contact Us

Council Kernel
Joe Allegra
(908) 295-2311

Sales Manager
Mark Spaldo
(973) 765-9322 ext 251

Customer Service
Beth Miller-Porter
(973) 765-9322 ext. 259
Desiree Suffy
(973) 765-9322 ext. 261

Black River District
Kernel Viveka Gomez
(908) 527-1305
Executive Marc Maratea
(973) 900-0919

Fishawack District
Kernel
– Open
Executive Al Thomas
(973) -919-0389

Munsee District
Kernel
– Open
Executive
 Richard Peterson
(862) 354-0046

Raritan Valley District
Co-Kernel
Doug Dzwonczyk
(908) 704-1630
Co-Kernel Raquel Roben
(732) 253-0168
Executive Javier Juarez
(973) 714-3281

Sussex District
Kernel 
Katherine Smith
(862) 354-7320
Executive Mike Loughman
(973) 714-7308

Watchung Mtn. District
Kernel 
Maureen Leitner
(732) 382-2459
Executive Jeff Miller
(973) 407-0794

Links & Information

More Forms

2020 Full Sales Brochure

2020 Complete Product Sales Guide

2020 Product Order Form Only

2020 Family Fact Sheet Word Document

2020 Family Fact Sheet PDF