September 9, 2020
Popcorn Sale Starts This Friday, September 11th
Popcorn sale starts this Friday September 11, 2020! If your unit has a popcorn sale success story or pictures to share throughout the sale, please send to popcorn@ThreeHarborsScouting.org
Need more sale supplies? Order forms are available at both the Milwaukee Office and Kenosha Scout Shop.
Popcorn Blitz Weekend
The Popcorn Blitz Weekend will run from September 18-20, 2020.
· Top 5 sellers council-wide receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card.
· Proof of sales submission for Blitz Weekend due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 22.
· Only popcorn sold between September 18-20, 2020 will be qualified to enter. Show and sell, take order and online sales all count!
· Winners will be announced in the September 29 issue of the Kernel Journal.
Show and Sell Sale
Show and Sell pick-up is September 10 at CH Coakley and September 11 at Premier Products.
Roundy’s update: In the interest of safety, Roundy’s has made the very difficult decision not to allow popcorn sales at their stores this fall. Pop-up sales, drive thru sales and NextDoor app are just some of the ways your unit can still have a successful show and sell sale.
Popcorn Sale Feedback From PRP:
Here are some positive things PRP has been hearing....
Masks are status quo this fall – Though there are some challenges hearing some Scouts while they wear masks, it is not stopping the consumer from supporting Scouting
Scouts are excited to get back to “normal” – Now that school is getting started (in whatever capacity) in most areas, many youth and their parents are ready to get back to Scouting as well.
The Door Hanger strategy is having success – Families who are concerned with selling at stores are finding success from placing door hangers in their neighborhoods.
It is going better than expected – Units are already asking to pick up more product. Kernels have been pleasantly surprised so far.
Pop-Up Shops – setting up a Show-N-Sell at alternate, non-traditional, locations has been working very well.
Drive Thru’s – Using the Parking lots of large retail chains and directing traffic to….place order table, pay for order table, have order loaded. All without the consumer ever having to get out of the vehicle is a great opportunity to have a Show-N-Sell site sale with a twist.
The support from the community has been positive – There were some anticipation that consumers would criticize Scouts for selling during a pandemic. The opposite has happened. Many have applauded Scouting for finding a way to persevere during a pandemic.
Online Popcorn Sales
Need to sign-up your Scouts for the online sale? Here is a YouTube video put together by PRP with step by step instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIg2dIcBr1Y Online orders are placed at www.prpopcornstore.com Product ships free directly to the customer (shipping is available with-in the lower 48 states only). Online popcorn sales run through November 6, 2020.
September 10 – Show & Sell Pick-up (CH Coakley, Menomonee Falls)
September 11 – Show & Sell Pick-up (Premier Products, Racine)
September 11 – Sale begins
September 18-20 – Popcorn Blitz Weekend
September 22 – Blitz Weekend submissions due by 11:59 p.m.
October 21 - Sale Ends
Popcorn Sale Contacts
District Popcorn Kernel Patty Frueler Troop194SMFreuler0419@gmail.com
Senior District Executive Larry Danner 414.443.2853 Larry.Danner@scouting.org
Red Arrow District
District Popcorn Kernel TBD
District Executive Mary Kveton 414.443.2845 Mary.Kveton@scouting.org
Southern Shores District
District Popcorn Kernel Mary Jackson 414.329.9057
District Director Nathan Rackers 414.443.2845 Nathan.Rackers@scouting.org
Popcorn Staff Advisor Cheyann Thunberg 414.443.2858 Cheyann.Thunberg@scouting.org
Orders & Billing Leah Rife 414.443.2872 Leah.Rife@scouting.org
Popcorn Email Popcorn@ThreeHarborsScouting.org