You can still sign-up to participate in the Popcorn Sale this fall. First, you need to tell Three Harbors Council that you plan to sell popcorn. Sign-up online with Three Harbors Council here.
Once you’ve signed-up with the council to sell popcorn, you will need to register with Pecatonica. You can do that by going to the Pecatonica website to register and create a new profile for the 2021 Sale. The Council Key is 636THC.
We want to encourage EVERY unit that typically participates in the popcorn sale to rejoin the sale this year. Even if your unit is in good financial shape, some of your families may look forward to this opportunity to help pay for some of or all their Scouting expenses. Plus, with a little extra money from a really successful sale, think of what more you can do with your unit program to welcome new families back and invite new families into Scouting!
The deadline to earn your 1% registration bonus is September 9, 2021. To earn your extra 1% registration commission, you must register with both the council and Pecatonica.
Update on Popcorn Supplies
At the August training events, we had not yet received the take to work tents. Those are now available and we will plan to have those available at popcorn pickup this week, as well as available at the office. Additionally, if you need other supplies, such as door hangers, more take to work tents, extra order forms, etc., those can be picked up at the Office. We will also have a small supply at popcorn pickup. Please inform the staff of what you need, and we will do our best to provide it to you.
If you have not attended either the in-person training or the online training, there is still an opportunity to earn your 1% commission. Please contact your District Kernel to make arrangements for training and to pick up your unit’s sales material. The deadline to earn your 1% training commission is September 9, 2021.
Tutorial Videos & Online Sales
Please view the Pecatonica River tutorial videos for additional help. They have several videos explaining how to create Online Seller ID’s, the MY PR popcorn tools, as well as a number of other tools to help the unit and the Scouts have the most successful sale possible.
Unit Popcorn Kick-off
Holding a fun, informative Popcorn Sales Kick-off is a great way to excite your Scouts about the importance of selling popcorn and informing parents of how selling popcorn can help offset some or potentially all the costs of Scouting for families or the unit!
During the Product Sales Trainings held in early August, you saw an example of a Product Sales Kick-off that you can replicate in your unit to help build some enthusiasm behind your unit’s popcorn sales. Plan that kick-off now using the sample agenda in your Popcorn Leader’s Guide
Warehouse Help Needed – Show & Sell Product Pick-up
We need volunteers to help sort & distribute our popcorn product. If you are available to help with our upcoming warehouse days, please sign up to assist on our survey here. We will be sorting and distributing from CH Coakley on Thursday, September 9. We will be Distributing at Premier Products on Friday, September 10. Please fill out our survey here to sign up to help on any of those days.
- September 9 & 10 - Kenosha Scout Shop Closed
- September 9 – Show & Sell Pick-up. (CH Coakley)
- September 10 – Show & Sell Pick-up (Premier Products)
- September 10 – Popcorn Sale begins
- September 17-19 – Popcorn Blitz Weekend
- September 21 – Blitz Weekend submissions due by 11:59 p.m.
Visit here for updated leader’s guides, downloadable sales material, complete sales calendar, and more to ensure your unit has a successful Popcorn sale this fall! There have been updates to the Popcorn Leaders guide, so be sure to check out the updated forms today.