Kernel Journal – Fall 2020 Issue 5
September 23, 2020
Popcorn Sale Materials
Popcorn sales are underway! Nee
d more sale supplies? Sale materials are available at both the Milwaukee Scout Office and
Kenosha Scout Shop. Please note we are out of money envelopes and table tents.
Product Nutritional Info
Product nutritional and allergen information can be found at
Popcorn Success Stories
We’d like to start featuring a popcorn sale success story or sale tip each week. Have a popcorn success story, sale idea, sale tip or pictures to share? Please email us at
Aidan with Pack 206 selling at Piggly Wiggly.
From Pack 251 popcorn kernel Jill: We offered a drive-thru popcorn sale at the school/church where our Pack is chartered. Even though it rained most of the first day, we made about the same amount as we made during our Show and Sell the first weekend of the sale. As an added bonus, we sold both wreaths and popcorn.
Advertise, advertise, advertise! We advertised our sale in the church bulletin, school announcements, community Facebook groups, Pack Facebook page, and NextDoor. In addition to increased traffic, we also made several wreath sales from the community Facebook posts.
The more Scouts the better. With a drive-thru you lose the personal connection that happens with the traditional Show and Sell, so the more Scouts you have holding signs and advertising the sale the better.
Have the Scouts make their own signs. As you can see from the pictures, we encouraged the Scouts to come with their own personalized signs (some of the adults made their own signs too). A number of people told us the creativity of our homemade signs made them stop and buy.
Shorter hours - Having never done this before, we set up shop for an entire day. If we do it again, I'd do it smaller blocks of time (4 hours or less).
Stay safe - When the Scouts were standing on the road, we put out orange traffic cones separating the Scouts from the road and had the younger Scouts wear yellow safety vests.