Popcorn Timeline

August
□ Pick up popcorn forms, samples and materials from the August Roundtable. Familiarize yourself with all the printed materials, especially the Popcorn Leader’s Guide. Additional materials and sales aids are available at
www.campmasters.org
□ Decide with your unit leaders how many Show and Sell locations and dates your unit will have.
□ Be sure to only sign up Scouts for 4 hour blocks of time to prevent burnout and boredom.
□ Issue a Press Release to local media about your sale.
□ Log on to
www.campmasters.org, follow the online instructions, and order your Show and Sell popcorn no later than August 15th.

September
□ Create Unit Level sales incentives in addition to the Council’s Prize Program and procure weekly prizes for your Scouts.
□ Conduct a Unit Kickoff to pass out order forms and prize vouchers to all unit youth emphasizing the importance of the sale to parents and the benefits the unit and Scouts will receive.
□ Make sure each parent and unit leader is aware of deadlines for handing in popcorn orders, prize orders, bonus prizes and weekly drawings.
□ Train youth on salesmanship techniques and highlight the product for sale and prizes Scouts can earn. Have Scouts memorize and practice the sales script.
□ Share and post a chart with your unit goal and individual Scout goals in your meeting place or have it on hand during meetings. As the sale progresses be sure to update the chart.
□ Create a sign-up sheet for your sale dates and have unit parents and youth sign-up for time slots.
□ Pick up your popcorn at your distribution site. Your district kernel will contact you with the exact date, location and time. Be sure to bring a large enough vehicle to haul your order and be on time to insure timely distribution.
□ Conduct Show and Sell events.

October
□ Conduct Show and Sell events
□ Return product to the Council no later than October 22nd or keep extra product to fill take orders. Returns MUST be in full cases. A $1.00 per box service fee must be paid at the time of return. NO popcorn will be accepted for return after October 24th.
□ Each week show the unit goal chart and check on your Scouts progress. Present Unit level prizes and rewards as soon as they are earned. Make sure that the Scouts that sell $600 sign up for the $600 club at
www.katahdinareabsa.org.
□ Collect all popcorn order forms and prize orders from the Scouts. Total all the orders onto a single order form to make entering the orders online simpler. Enter popcorn orders online by October 24th.

November
□ Pick up your popcorn at your distribution site. Your district kernel will contact you with the exact date, location and time. Be sure to bring a large enough vehicle to haul your order and be on time to insure timely distribution.
□ Collect payments from your Scouts and make payment to the Council by December 5th.