201 7 Pop corn and Nuts !
 
 
Pick Up - September 8th 

For all units that participated in Show and Sell, please plan to pick up your product at your scheduled locations below the times listed below, Friday, September 8th.  If you would like to help sort and pick your product up early contact your district Kernel or Executive.  Most districts have scheduled pickup times.  If you have not heard from your district, please reach out to either your Kernel or Executive.
 
Lancaster-Greenfield Corporate Center, 2832 Freedom Road, 501 Richardson Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.  Pickup times Harvest 9/8 3:00 - 8:00.  Pickup times Conestoga River 9/8 4:00 - 9:00.
Directions:
From Route 30:
Take the Greenfield Road and head east to the light at the visitor's center
Turn right onto Hempstead Road.  
Continue to Colonial Village Lane and make a left. 
Cross over William Penn Way and Freedom Road will be on the left. 
2832 is located on the cul-de-sac at the far end of the road.  If you reach Willow Road you missed Freedom Road.
 
Denver-Dentech, 1975 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517.  Pickup times 9/8 2:00 - 7:00.
Directions:
From Route 222 exit at Colonel Howard Blvd. East towards Route 272
Continue about a mile to Route 272 and turn left heading South.
DenTech will be on the left, shortly past Duncan Donuts.
 
If you have any questions please contact your District Executive, your District Kernel, or the popcorn and nuts support team at 717-394-4063 or scott.arnold@scouting.org.



REMINDERS AND TIPS:  SHOW AND SELL ORDER
 
So, you have set up your Show and Sell Locations, organized your Wagon Draggin's and picked up your product what is next?  Here are a few things to remind our families about and some thoughts on how to manage your sale.
 
Did you have your boys and families set goals?  Setting a Sales Goal teaches a major skill.  Did they set a goal that challenges them and is yet attainable?  How will they reach that goal?  By setting and achieving a challenging goal the youth will build self-confidence.  It will also help them learn to handle rejection as not every approach will yield a success.
 
Does every youth know what to say?  Have they practiced their sales-pitch, a sample is in the Unit Leaders Guide.  This is a great leadership opportunity for older youth to help the younger youth learn how to approach prospects and how to handle themselves, again building self-confidence.
 
Are they wearing clean uniforms, with hair and teeth brushed?  While selling they are representing not only the council, but your unit, community and themselves.  Along those same lines have they been taught to thank everyone, even those who either choose not to, or are unable to buy.  A Scout is Kind.
 
A few other tips;
If using a table, do not have the Scouts sit behind it.  It creates a barrier.
If Wagon Draggin' do they also have their order sheet, so people can see all the products if they choose.
Have the boys handle the money as much as possible, it demonstrates responsibility.
A two-hour shift is about the maximum most Scouts an handle at a Show and Sell, and the younger the less they can handle.
Are you keeping it fun for your Scouts?  Small prizes and recognitions can go a long way.
Are you communicating at least weekly with all your families?
If you have distributed product how are you keeping track of your inventory to best get it out there and maximize your sale.
 
There are still 7 weekends to sell before returns so keep up the good work and keep it fun.          
PAST ISSUES

Missed a "What's Poppin'" or accidentally deleted it.  Don't worry.  There is an archive of past issues on the Council Website.  Just go to  http://padutchbsa.org/popcorn/whats-poppin/ , look at the menu on the left hand side and click on "What's Poppin'," and pick the issue you are looking for.
 
2017 FALL PRODUCT SALE CALENDAR
Date
Action
Show & Sell
Take Order
Combined
7/21
Units submit their Unit Commitment Forms and RSVP for Kickoff
X
X
X
7/1-8/30
Contact local venues for Show and Sell Opportunities. Schedule early!
X
 
 
8/2
Product Sale Kickoff
X
X
X
8/4-9/15
Units conduct individual kickoffs to share information about the Product sale with their Scouts and their parents.
X
X
X
8/25
Show & Sell Orders due at Council Support Center or Online.
X
 
 
9/7&8
Units pick-up their Show & Sell product.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pick-up location & time.
X
 
 
10/23
Product sale return date. Returns are made to the warehouse by district.  Please do not return to service center.
X
 
 
10/25
Product sale campaign ends.  Unit Orders for the Take Order Sale are due.
X
X
X
11/1
Prize order completed online or form and incentive sheet due.
X
X
X
11/9&10
Unit's pick-up their Take Order product.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pick-up location & time.
 
X
X
11/28
Any missed or additional orders due.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pickup location and time. 
 
X
 
12/11
Product sale money Due - Final deadline.  Unit retains base commission on all sales.
X
X
X
12/13
Late Payment penalty begins:  Units will incur a 3% penalty per week on all outstanding balances due to the Council. i.e. late one week = -3%, and is ineligible for bonus commissions.
X
X
X
12/20
Late Payment penalty:  Units now incurs a 6% on all outstanding balances due to the Council and is ineligible for bonus commissions. 
X
X
X
12/27
Late Payment penalty:  Units now incurs 9% on all outstanding balances due the Council and is ineligible for bonus commissions.
X
X
X
1/7/18
Victory Celebration at Penn Cinema, By invitation only.  "Star Wars" movie.
X
X
X
2/1/18
Bonus commission and Online Sales commission checks sent to units.
X
X
X
 

MEET YOUR 2017 POPCORN TEAM

Popcorn Team
Phone
Email
Joe Flaim
Council Kernel
717-­768­-0961
 
Roger Harvey
Conestoga River Kernel
717­-468­-5438
 
Heidi Patterson
Harvest Kernel
717-406-8776
 
Tom Carr
Horseshoe Trail Kernel
610­-203-4335
 
Candy Quattrini
Horseshoe Trail Co-Kernel
607-207-5038

Leishamarie Rivera
Council Popcorn Admin.
717-394-4063
Scott Arnold
Council Staff Advisor
717­-553­-4208