Popcorn 2014 Fund the Greatest Year Ever

Updated:  07/28/2014



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Welcome to Popcorn 2014!


The trucks are coming July 31 with the first inventory of popcorn for 2014.  Get details and join the team to help unload by contacting Linda Boyce


Farm Fresh Popcorn Sales

Farm Fresh Corporate offices are pleased to authorize the following two specific fall weekends for popcorn sale opportunities. Authorized locations include all Southside Hampton Roads stores and one Farm Fresh in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for Albemarle District.


September 19 – 21

October 3 - 5


Friday sales hours are from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday sales hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   


To schedule a sales date and location for your unit, please email lboyce@bsamail.org  with the following information:

Your name

Pack/Troop and number

Primary phone number to be reached at

First Choice - location

2nd Choice- location


Each unit is authorized two sales dates at Farm Fresh.


Tidewater Council will issue authorization letters to confirm dates and locations scheduled. If Council is notified your unit was selling at a Farm Fresh location without an authorization letter, they will forfeit participation in the entire popcorn sale.


Units who attended popcorn training in their district got the bonus of getting to sign up first.



Order forms are available - CLICK HERE to download (get the order folder outside by clicking here)

Stop by the Scout Shop or pick some up at roundtable


Training Opportunities

July 29,   7:00 PM - Carrow Baptist Church, 5545 Susquehanna Dr, Virginia Beach


Fund the Greatest Scouting Year Ever

History tells the story; units can and have funded the entire year with a well planned and executed popcorn sale.  Council supported money-earning programs are the only NO RISK opportunity available.  The unit investment is time, no upfront money, no contracts that put the unit at risk -


How does a unit build a successful sale?  Planning and communication is the short answer.

  • Plan a program

    Start the process with the unit program

    • Build a calendar

    • Decide on events and outings (if it isn't planned, it won't happen)

    • PLAN on every member advancing or earning recognition

  • Build a budget

  • Setting goals for a successful sale (one that will finance the whole plan and unit registration)

  • Communicating the plan, budget and goals to members and their families

  • Encouraging and rewarding success

  • CELEBRATING the end of the sale and enjoying a full year of fun - with no more fundraising!

Keep visiting the popcorn website to check out this year's success stories as the sale goes forward.  Don't let a single person in Tidewater say they did not have a chance to support Boy Scouts in their community because they weren't asked to buy popcorn!  Popcorn is available now! 


Popcorn selling units earn 38% as a flat rate

Commission begins on the first dollar of direct sales and is available in the unit budget immediately.  The process has been streamlined to make popcorn sales even more user-friendly.   


Reminders for unit Popcorn Kernals –

·         Optional internet sale at 30% commission with direct shipment to purchaser

·         All donations made at show and sell locations are considered to be Military Popcorn Donations with the unit retaining a 38% commission

·         Every unit that is selling will start with $120.00 profit by receiving one free case of Buffalo Ranch (must be picked up by September 30)


The individual prize program is designed to supplement a unit incentive plan.   Build a great sale by developing a unit incentive program; recognize Scouts early and often for their success.








Individual popcorn sales patch



The SUPER SECRET Level is Back!  Qualifying Scout receives 50% discount for Pumpkin Chunkin’ and gets to PIE THE SCOUT EXECUTIVE.  Watch the website for additional surprise items.

DEADLINE November 3



Custom Tidewater Council sports item of your choice – basketball, football, baseball, hockey stick, first come first served – limited to stock on hand



Skylight Rocket



Two 2015 tickets to both Scout Night at the Norfolk Tides and the Admirals.  Tickets will be distributed for each event when the Council receives them from the team representatives.



Pecatonica Popcorn Incentive – Ipod, TV, Tablet, Laptop, Telescope, Scooter, Go-Pro, Wii Bundle, or $200 Best Buy Gift Card



Pecatonica Popcorn Incentive – PS4, Ipad, or $400 Best Buy Gift Card  (If you earn this level you do not get level F)


Council Top 3

Special prizes in addition to the above stated items


This is a progressive prize chart.  Once a level is achieved, the selling Scout receives all items before it (exception – level G and higher exclude level F).  For example, at the $3,000 level you will get all items A through F as stated.  If you reach level G, you get all items from A to G, except for level F. 


Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America
Serving the youth of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina
1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Office: 757-497-2688 | Fax: 757-473-3305 |
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