Pack 197 Families
It’s my favorite time of the year - POPCORN! The 2022 popcorn sales drive is here and will run through the end of October! On behalf of Pack 197, we appreciate all of the time and effort that your scouts and family puts into supporting Pack 197 and the Cub Scout program.
Why Do We Sell Popcorn
Popcorn supports Scouting! In Pack 197, Popcorn sales are reinvested into every aspect of our program - this weekend's Raingutter Regatta, Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold, campouts, awards, and so on.
In addition to the prizes awarded by sales level, there are additional incentives to sell popcorn and we will be coming up with new prizes and programs through the season.
-- For every scout that sells more than $300, they will receive the Cold Toes campout for FREE and be able to launch a pie at the Popcorn Kernel!
-- The first scout in each Den to reach $300 in sales will receive a $10 gift card to Target.
-- The top three sellers in the pack will receive their 2023 Day Camp for FREE.
-- Every scout that sells at least $150 this upcoming weekend will receive a candy treat from me!
How Do We Sell Popcorn
This year, we are trying some different ideas - you will have a few different options available to sell popcorn - choose whichever method works for your scout.
Show and Sell
We have popcorn on hand! This option is great for Scouts who would like to go door to door and be able have inventory with them to sell directly. I will have times available below where you may come to Popcorn HQ (aka my house), “check out” popcorn that you would like to sell and return the unsold popcorn. For those that go this route, I will be checking in periodically on how sales are going.
Take Order - expedited fulfillment
Don’t want to lug popcorn around on a wagon but still want to get popcorn to your neighbors quickly? Complete take order forms (like in years past) and come see me at the times below and I can provide the popcorn to fill the order. In the event that there is an item that I don’t have in stock, we can still take the order and deliver in November.
Take Order - standard fulfillment
Similar to previous years where the scout will take orders, money, and then deliver the popcorn in November. This is a great option for scouts who may not see their customers frequently and do not have an urgency to fill the order right away.
Over the next few days, I will be loading email addresses into the Popcorn system and you will be receiving an email from prppopcorn.com with information you can use to post your own sales links on Facebook, Twitter, text message, etc.
In all cases, payment is due at the time of sale. We can take cash or check, but would prefer that check. All checks should be made out to “Westerville Pack 197”. We are working on Venmo options as well.
NOTE: We have a similar amount of popcorn as we sold last year on hand. However, we do have fewer cases of chocolate-related popcorn and products. If we run out, we will be able to fill orders but may not be able to deliver until November.
You may pick up popcorn or sales forms (I know we ran out on Tuesday) on Thursday (tomorrow) from 6-8pm and this Saturday from 12-1pm (ahead of the Raingutter Regatta). Additionally, I will be available every Thursday from 6-8pm for check-out and popcorn fulfillment.
Popcorn HQ (aka my garage) is at the following location:
6740 Highbridge Pl. Westerville OH, 43082
Thank you for everything you do for Scouting!
Yours In Scouting,