October 11, 2016
In This Issue
Prize Vault "Fill-A-Sheet" Drawing #1 Winners
Ten lucky Scouts who submitted filled order sheets have been randomly selected to attend a pizza party in their honor and choose a prize worth approximately $100!
  1. A. McDonnell - Pack 547, Washington District         
  2. A. Borzecki - Pack 369, Lafayette    
  3. B. Evans - Pack 91, General Nash  
  4. S. Keller, Jr. - Pack 10, General Nash         
  5. J. Seyler - Troop 542, Baden Powell
  6. J. Fry - Troop 369, Lafayette
  7. A. Drohan - Troop 369, Lafayette     
  8. J.R. Maher - Pack 547, Washington 
  9. B. Greenfield - Troop 10, Lafayette  
  10. R. Mason - Troop 369, Lafayette 
Winners/parents and their unit leaders will be notified shortly and given additional information about the pizza party and getting their prize!

Deadlines for entry for second party: November 5.
Prize Vault Pizza Parties will occur in October and December; availability of winners will help determine the exact dates of the parties.
  • Scouts get one entry per filled order sheet per drawing
  • Submit filled sheets (with Scout's full name, unit type (pack/troop) and unit number) in one of the following ways: 
    • Scan and email to popcorn@colbsa.org (include subject as Prize Vault) 
    • Fax with cover sheet to 610-688-2951
    • Bring copies (keep originals!) to the corresponding product pick-up days
Popcorn System Updates: Invoices Now Available!
T he Trail's End System is now running up-to-date invoices that you can access for your unit. This allows you to view the total inventory received by your unit, the total amount due as well as any payments made.  Reminder that payments are not due until 12/1/2016, however we will be able to calculate the amount of final payments at the October 22  Rebalance Day, and you will be able to make a payment that day.
 
To retrieve your invoice in the Trail's End Popcorn System, click on the "Reporting" drop down on the left and select "Unit Invoice."
 
Please review your invoice to confirm that all product received, product returned and payments made are showing correctly. Note that all invoices will show the base commission of 30% through Rebalance Day and the Order #3 due date. At that time, the commission will be adjusted, if applicable, based on the total sales amount to 35% or 40%.
 
Note that any transfers between units, or between Cradle of Liberty Council and unit, will be shown as adjustments to one of the existing orders and does not display separately on the invoice. Any questions regarding the invoices can be directed to popcorn@colbsa.org.
Popcorn Inventory & Transfers
With the Show & Sell and Show & Deliver sales well underway, all units should now have an estimate of how their inventory compares to remaining Show & Sell and Show & Deliveries scheduled. If you find you are in need of additional product or you find that you expect to have excess product, please reach out to fellow units at the COL Popcorn Fundraiser Popcorn Page and share your wants and offers. We have several unit kernels who have been sharing their wants and offers and many transactions arranged through the group. 
 
 
Don't forget that both parties must sign the Product Transfer Form and send to popcorn@colbsa.org so both invoices can be adjusted.
 
Please remember that you should not be using inventory at this time to fill your Scouts' Take Orders. The Rebalance Day and Order #3 are intended to help you fill these needs specifically, and it's more beneficial for everyone to sell the popcorn we have now at Show & Sell and Show & Deliver opportunities.

Please don't wait for Re-Balance Day on October 22 if you've got large quantities of unsold popcorn!
Scout Online Sales
The NEW Online Scout Fundraising platform has proved to be a great change for this year! Thus far, our Cradle of Liberty Scouts have sold nearly $13,000 in online sales this fall, earning a total of $6,360 for their programs. That's nearly THREE TIMES the amount earned by Scouts online at this time last year!
 
It's not too late to set up your Scouts to fundraise online - leaders can log into www.trails-end.com to get started!
 
Remember, all online sales from August 1, 2016 through the end of the sale (November 5) count towards your Scout total sales and towards prizes! 

Watch the brief video to find out more!
Online Tutorial: Trail's End Personalized Selling Page
Online Tutorial: Trail's End Personalized Selling Page
Online Commission Credit
Online commissions for July 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016 will be added to your traditional sales invoice as a credit.  Commission for online sales from October 21, 2016 to December 31, 2016 will be deposited into your unit custodial account during the first quarter of 2017.

Visit our website to find out what's new with this year's popcorn fundraiser as well as to get access to useful tools and reminders!

www.colbsa.org/popcorn

 

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