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Annual Unit Fundraising Popcorn Sale

Pacific Skyline Council's 2017 Popcorn Fundraiser

 Welcome to PacSky’s 2017 Unit Fundraiser —
your unit can sell popcorn and fund your Scouts’ NEXT GREAT EXPERIeNCE!

PacSky Popcorn logo As this fundraising program has grown in our Council over the years, it has made opportunities come to life for many Scouts that may not have been possible without this coordinated effort. This year there is an increased opportunity for your Scouts to raise money specifically to attend Council Camps Oljato, Cutter & Boulder Creek. Our new incentive program creates a new way for Scouts to pay their own way. If you have this manual in your hands, please count yourself as a Very Special Person – to your Unit, your District, the Council, and of course, most importantly to those Scouts and their families whose program you are helping to make possible by facilitating the Popcorn Opportunities in your Unit. Cheers, you are a hero and to be admired by many. You are the truly the heart of this program and we look forward to supporting you this year. Have fun and please accept Council wishes for a hugely successful Fundraiser for your unit!

Yours in Scouting!

Jason Dugan
Pacific Skyline Council 2017 Staff Advisor
(Text) 650-307-6015
jason.dugan@scouting.org

Why Sell Popcorn?

  • Cub jumping photoWhat could your unit do with thousands of dollars in funding? Send everyone to camp, pay for a super  activity like every one of your Cub Scouts go to an overnighter on the U.S.S. HornetExternal Link, to Cub-ON, Day Camp, Monterey Bay AquariumExternal Link, Sequoia Adventure CourseExternal Link or better yet as one of our Cub Packs did last year, take them all to iFlyExternal Link? What about for our Boy Scouts' and Venturing Crews' hikes, weekend camping trips, and Summer Camp? And what about SUPER TRIPS you may have planned like to a high adventure baseExternal Link like Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, or The Summit?!
  • Scouts experience the satisfaction of earning their own way for Scouting activities in the coming year.
  • Scouts learn to set goals and experience the feeling of sweet success!
  • Scouts learn how to earn their way to summer camp.
  • Up to 37% of the proceeds support your unit and the other 30% helps the council support the sale and provide services that come right back to your unit’s Scouts!
  • The community gets to meet Scouts and support Scouting.
  • Scouts can earn advancement—check the website for more details.
  • If everyone pitches in, it is the only fundraiser most units will need to do all year!
  • The council incurs the cost and no money is required up-front for units to sell.
  • Earn prizes and commissions!

Helpful Links & Downloads

For Scouts & Parents:

2017 Scout Guide (1.8mb pdf)
2017 Scout Sale Planning Worksheet (2mb pdf)
2017 Scout Sales Script and Selling Tips Cards (2.7mb pdf)
2017 Online Selling Info Handout (3.5mb pdf)
2017 Video - 6 simple Steps to Selling with Luke (coming)

For Popcorn Kernels:

2017 Leader Guide (2mb pdf)
2017 Parent Handout Form (1mb fillable pdf)
2017 Unit Kickoff Checklist (173kb pdf)
2017 Unit Kickoff Best Practices (1mb pdf)
2017 Unit Kickoff Presentation (3mb PowerPoint presentation)
2017 Successful Storefront Sale (1.2mb pdf)
2017 Unit Incentive Handout (304kb PowerPoint presentation)
2017 Program Planner Budget (640kb Excel spreadsheet)
Video - Host an Awesome Popcorn Kick-off (coming)
Video - Your Ideal Year of Scouting (coming)

Best Practices:
Here are a couple of spreadsheets from Troop 31 to help you out!

2017-18 Popcorn Order Template (44kb Excel spreadsheet)
Booth Sheet (30kb Excel spreadsheet)

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