When participating in popcorn/peanuts, Scouts gain self-confidence, people skills, money management, salesmanship, and business ethics – things that help prepare them for life! These are great values and skills for youth to learn.
Check out the list below of other reasons that units and leaders tell us why they sell.
~Fund Your Entire Scouting Year - Units Earn Over 40% on Average
Units earn roughly 40%-45% on average with a pre-built program designed for them (includes cash commission, prizes, giveaways and more). Many units earn enough commission to fund their entire year including membership fees, summer camp fees, activity fees and more.
~Access to Storefronts and Non-Family Customers
Popcorn provides access to pre-established storefront locations. This means you get to sell popcorn to foot traffic at store locations rather than just asking those close to you.
~Popcorn Works & Scouts Learn the Value of Earning Their Own Way
On average a Scout sells about $150 worth of popcorn in 1 hour of dedicated time. That means with 3 hours of effort, a Scout can pay for his national membership dues and a summer camp experience. Plus, the Scout will learn the value of earning that experience.
~A Pre-Built Prize Program that Encourages Your Scouts
We provide a prize program to incentivize Scouts and families so that they benefit along with your unit. Years of sales history statistically shows that your unit will raise even more funds when offering prizes.
Best yet, we’ve done all of the work for the prize program so that you don’t have to spend time on this and can focus on organizing your sale. Prize program offers Amazon Gift Cards. Scouts can get the exact prize they want and the prizes apply to Scouts of any age or gender. Plus, we send the prize directly to the Scout so your unit kernel no longer will have to spend time collecting individual prize orders.
~73% Goes to Local Scouting
While a large portion goes directly to help fund and support your unit, when you sell popcorn, you also help the greater Scouting cause here locally. Additional funds are used to directly support the local Scouting program through camp improvements, equipment your unit uses like archery & bb guns, resources for your unit, facility improvements. Together we have all have a huge impact. Help to make sure your unit fundraiser supports Scouting rather than other 3rd parties.
~Scouts United Together Under a Unified Popcorn Campaign
Over 75 local units sell Popcorn. When you join popcorn, you join a unified effort that is promoted across the entire region. So your unit benefits from advertising and a well known Scout fundraiser.
~Earn Rank Advancements
Units Through participation in the popcorn sale, Scouts can actually complete several requirements for various ranks or badges in Scouting. Think of it as a great win-win.