It is Scouts Popcorn time!
Welcome to the 2017-18 Scouts Popcorn fundraising campaign.
As many of you are aware, selling popcorn is 1st Stittsville Scouts’ only organized fundraiser each year. 60% of the money raised goes back into Scouting, with 46% of the total sales going directly to 1st Stittsville Scout Group, to support programs, camps and other activities throughout the year.
Youth who sell more than $120 of Popcorn will receive a $40 refund from their registration fees.
To get started, youth will receive an envelope and order form from their Section Popcorn Coordinator.
For further popcorn program details (products, prices, etc.) see the Scouts Canada popcorn website.
The incentive program from Scouts Canada has changed this year. Your Section Popcorn Coordinator should have samples of the incentive buttons and lanyard.
Post-Secondary Scholarship Program (provided by Trail’s End) – Youth who sell $2,500 in popcorn will receive 6% of their total sales invested into their own post-secondary scholarship account. Youth only need to hit the $2,500 mark once and 6% of their sales each year following will be added to their account.
$2500 Adventure Club (provided by Scouts Canada) – When you fundraise over $2,500 you will automatically be subscribed to receive a quarterly gear box (4 in total) as a thank you for your hard work fundraising with Scout Popcorn. You will receive a new gear box seasonally to make your Scouting adventures that much better!
- Group prizes for each of the 3 scouting levels: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts/Venturers
- #1 in sales at each level will receive $75.
- #2 in sales at each level will receive $50.
- ALL youth who hit $120 in total sales will be entered into a draw to win a $50 dollar gift certificate. One draw per level.
- Group prize for each section
- #1 in highest sales for each section will receive a special Popcorn Necker
Beaver aged youth are asked to approach friends and family, and if parents are comfortable, Beavers are also encouraged to canvas some local streets in their neighborhood. Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are asked to canvas 2 or more streets in their neighborhood.
We will not be assigning streets to youth. Instead, we have set up an online Street Selection tools on our website which parents and youth must use to select the streets they wish to canvas.
To ensure that multiple people do not cover the same streets, please only canvas the streets which you have successfully selected on the website. Please select at most 2 streets at a time. Once you complete selling on your 2 streets, you may return to the website and select 2 more.
All cheques should be payable to your Section’s bank account and are due back to your Section Popcorn Coordinator during your regular weekly meeting, no later than October 24th.